Trauma Nurse Coordinator

Position: Trauma Nurse Coordinator

Job ID: 401153

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Trauma Program

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.

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Job Summary:

We are searching for a Trauma Nurse Coordinator — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll coordinate clinical and personnel activities for Trauma services. The Trauma Nurse Coordinator (TNC) community campus participates and serves as liaison in the coordination and the delivery of high quality, family-centered and developmentally appropriate trauma patient care across services areas

Think you’ve got what it takes?


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the Covid-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.


  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing Or Associates Degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement Or Technical diploma in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement Or must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN.  Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required.
  • RN License from the State of Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Certificate in Trauma Nursing Core Course from the Emergency Nurses Association required
  • ATCN – Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses or TCRN – Trauma Certified Registered Nurses preferred
  • 5 years of clinical nursing experience required
  • 3 years of trauma experience preferred
  • Trauma Program Leadership experience preferred with knowledge of Trauma Program requirements from the Texas department of state health services, Texas EMS Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF), and American College of Surgeons (ACS) trauma designation requirements.


  • Coordinates campus specific Trauma Services daily operations to ensure efficiency, compliance and accuracy while maintaining optimum levels of patient and family satisfaction.
  • Monitors trauma patient care from admission through operative interventions, ICU care, stabilization, rehabilitation, and discharge, including all trauma performance improvement
  • Utilizes a team approach with organizational leaders and unit educators to coach and develop trauma multidisciplinary team members to ensure the delivery of high quality trauma patient care and maintenance of trauma competencies.
  • Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency safety standards relevant to job performance for business unit and ensures business unit and staff compliance.
  • Demonstrates accountability for cost effective management of care and services while ensuring the department achieves patient care goals.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with trauma team and ancillary departments to eliminate communication barriers

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