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Registered Nurse Director Trauma Program

Company: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: October 3, 2021

Job Description:


SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Trauma Program Director, Full-time
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Fort Pierce, FL


Facility Description:

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute is a 380-bed acute-care hospital offering a full range of services. Lawnwood is home to the most experienced Heart Institute on the Treasure Coast providing interventional and therapeutic care, including open-heart surgery. Other hospital services include adult and pediatric emergency services, labor/delivery and birthing, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, nuclear medicine, diagnostic services, as well as inpatient and outpatient surgical services.


Lawnwood is designated by the Joint Commission as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. The Physical Rehabilitation Center is CARF accredited and we are designated a Level II Trauma Center by the Florida Department of Health and verified by the American College of Surgeons. We also offer a freestanding ER in Vero Beach providing emergency treatment for adults and children closer to home. Additionally Lawnwood offers the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). At Lawnwood patients come first – no matter what! We invite you to work in a fast-paced environment with a team of top healthcare professionals while enjoying a culturally vibrant, yet laid-back quality of life centered on Treasure Coast beaches, boating, fishing, community and the outdoors.



We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Lawnwood, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Student Loan Repayment*
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs*
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)*

*If applicable, please refer to the CBA or the local HR office to confirm if this benefit applies to your position.


Job Description:

Reporting to the CEO, the Trauma Program Director oversees and coordinates all aspects of the Level II trauma program in a busy progressive hospital setting. Program development, at the hospital, local level and within state/national systems is a key element to the success of this role. Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate and provide direction for a multidisciplinary trauma service with primary focus on developing/implementing and monitoring systems to enhance care of the trauma patient
  • Serve as a resource for inter-intra disciplinary team members and patient families that participate in the care of trauma patients
  • Work in close collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director to:
    • Promote the goals of the Trauma Program
    • Qualify all care and system issues regarding the program development
    • Optimize patient care across the age and injury spectrum
  • Oversee and direct all trauma related activities, and initiate changes internally and externally that will promote optimal trauma care
  • Perform all functions necessary to act as an agent to the Trauma Medical Director and Administration, to ensure compliance with all hospital, local, state and American College of Surgeons requirements
  • This position maintains responsibility/accountability for 24-hour day management


  • Registered Nurse licensed by the State of Florida
  • BSN required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Maintain a minimum of 10 CEU's in Trauma Nursing annually
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS certifications required; Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and/or Advanced Trauma Course for Nurses (ATCN) certifications; ENPC certification required within 6 months of hire
  • Certified Emergency Room nursing (CEN) or Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certificate is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years professional nursing practice experience
  • 2 years as Trauma Program Manager at a designated trauma hospital or 2 years management experience
  • Understanding of the Florida Standards for Trauma Standards and the American College of Surgeons Optimal Resources for Care of the Injured patient
  • Background in trauma system management essential - required
  • Experience in trauma registry management


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Keywords: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce , Registered Nurse Director Trauma Program, Other , Fort Pierce, Florida

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