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#97445 (RN) Assistant Trauma Program Manager

Filing Deadline: Tue 1/22/2019

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/22/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Assistant Trauma Program Manager is responsible and accountable for providing administrative and clinical leadership. Develops standards of care coordination that demonstrates success in: promoting high quality, cost effective delivery of care; ensuring effective utilization of resources across the continuum; excellent customer service; and compliance with regulatory and internal UCSD requirements.

Spearheads innovative projects and approaches involving multi-disciplinary factions for systems improvement that affects patient outcomes across the organization. Plans, schedules and organizes work for departments ensuring proper distribution of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel, space and facilities. Ensures staff competence, compliance with staff licensure/certification requirements and maintenance of related documentation. Ensures compliance with discipline-related action plans.

The Assistant Trauma Program Manager assures compliance of Level 1 Trauma Center standards, policies and requirements of governmental and regulatory agencies. Evaluates data from monthly audit and trauma registry data bank for identification of of PI/QA opportunities within the trauma system. The role is expected to perform data collection for the trauma registry.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.


  • A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the state of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Five (5+) or more years or relevant experience; including experience in the care of the injured patient in a Level 1 Trauma center as a trauma resuscitation nurse.

  • Demonstrated hospital management skills, with progressive expertise in patient care services.

  • Proficient in trauma registry, including coding, scoring and validation of data.


  • Master's Degree.
  • Academic Institution or large integrated health system- Level 1 Trauma Center experience.
  • Knowledge of American College of Surgeons (ACS) requirements.
  • Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) Instructor status or TNCC Instructor status.
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) experience.
  • Related specialty certification (e.g. TRCN, CAISS, CSTR, CCRN, CEN).
  • TOPIC Course within the last five (5) years
  • Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance experience.
  • Chart review and data abstraction.
  • Knowledge of data collection.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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Trauma Administration
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Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.