Are you ready to bring your clinical skills to a world-class facility recognized as top ten in the United States? Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.
The Cedars-Sinai Trauma Program plays a vital role in helping people survive and heal from severe injury. As a Level I trauma center, we offer advanced resources and technologies throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. Cedars-Sinai has the capabilities to deal with the most extreme injuries, including those that require surgical specialties and complex intervention. A fully equipped operating room and expert team are always available to treat life-threatening injuries. At Cedars-Sinai, patients are in the hands of an experienced trauma team, united by a mutual mission to save lives.
In this role, you will provide primary support to the Trauma Program Manager (TPM) for the trauma performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of processes related to multidisciplinary trauma peer review and internal trauma systems issues including case reviews, identification of issues (provider and system), tracking and trending of complications/audit filters/issues, and maintenance of appropriate files and data systems.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Coordinates all aspects of performance improvement and patient safety processes, including systems and peer review processes
Ensures all cases are identified that require review, peer review, systems review, and require reporting to Department of Health
Completes chart review / case review on all deaths, audit filters, select complications, systems issues and clinical issues
Participates in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) fulfilling TQIP agreement including but not limited to the following: ensuring data submission, review of TQIP data validation reports in collaboration with the TPM and Trauma Registrars, completion of the monthly tests, participation in webinars and conferences, and other duties as assigned by the TPM
Participates in preparations for any and all designation and verification trauma site surveys
Graduate of an accredited nursing program required
Current, unrestricted California RN license required
BLS from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred
A minimum of 2 years of acute care nursing experience preferred
At least 1 year of experience in a clinical Quality Improvement/Peer Review role are strongly preferred
3+ years of clinical trauma nursing experience, e.g., emergency department, operating room, surgical-trauma intensive care unit highly beneficial
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
Keywords: Registered Nurse, RN, Quality Improvement, QI, Clinical Quality, Healthcare, Medical Center, Trauma, Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, California
Working Title: Registered Nurse - Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator - 8-Hour Day Shift
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.