The Manager, Adult Trauma Program (Adult TPM) is a registered nurse who has expertise in trauma nursing practice that is responsible for the development, implementation, operations and evaluation of the adult trauma program. The Adult TPM is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to providing care to injured patients.
This position assumes day-to-day responsibility for process and performance improvement activities as they relate to nursing, registry and injury prevention staff. Responsibilities include communication to internal and external stakeholders, oversight of the trauma quality performance improvement plan across the care continuum, preparation and administration of an operating budget and oversight the trauma program employees. The Adult TPM collaborates with medical faculty, clinical staff, and others to ensure the effectiveness of patient care. Additionally, the Adult TPM works in conjunction with the Trauma Medical Director (TMD) to oversee the Level I Trauma verification by the American College of Surgeons.
The Adult TPM is considered a technical expert in the trauma field and is responsible for oversight of a highly complex patient population and program. Activities associated with the Adult TPM role have organizational, local, regional, state, and national impact. The TPM is responsible for directing, evaluating, and providing feedback to professional level employees who participate in the operations of the trauma program and works closely with others to promote education and research. The Adult TPM will direct the work of other employees, occasionally from multiple cost centers, and is responsible for communication of resource needs across multiple departments.
The Adult TPM reports directly to the UW Health Inpatient Director of Surgical Nursing in direct collaboration with the Adult TMD. Additionally, this individual collaborates closely with the Pediatric TPM, Inpatient Pediatric Nursing Director, Pediatric TMD and other Directors across the organization as appropriate to improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes.
Minimum - Masters Degree in Nursing or related field
Preferred - Masters Degree in Nursing
Minimum - Five (5) years experience directly working with trauma patients and at least one (1) year of adult nursing experience in an inpatient or emergency department setting.
Licenses & Certifications:
Minimum - Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin or equivalency; Certification in area of specialty or eligible for certification.
Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Exceptional oral/written communication skills.
Ability to independently research issues and make effective recommendations using critical thinking skills.
Effective analytical ability to solve complex problems and issues.
Excellent customer service skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people.
Track record demonstrating ability to function independently and as a team member, and consistently deliver quality outcomes.
General knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Competent in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
100% FTE, 40 hours per week.
Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.
University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.
UW Hospital and Clinics benefits
UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.