RN-INJURY PREVENTION COORDINATOR in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 8/9/2019

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Organization: HHC

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


This job exists to improve trauma care within Indiana through injury prevention and public education programs/interventions that focus on the application of injury control and prevention principles to meet the needs of the Trauma Center. The position is accountable for coordinating, implementing, and maintaining injury prevention programs, and improving trauma patient outcomes via professional trauma education and interventions within Indiana. The Injury Prevention Coordinator will collaborate within the interdisciplinary teams to develop injury preventing programs and monitor plan to ensure the quality and effectiveness of interventions. Additionally the position will ensure compliance to all requirements made by the American College of Surgeons “Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient” as related to Injury Prevention. The Injury Prevention Coordinator will be responsible for the oversight of the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) program.  All duties must be accomplished in a manner that is consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of the organization. The incumbent will report to the Trauma Program Manager.


  • Works to oversee and collaborate with current injury prevention programs within the Eskenazi Health system.  Coordinating resources within each program to deliver the most effective outcomes for clients enrolled in injury prevention programming.
  • The coordinator facilitates evidence-based professional education and interventions specific to trauma within the hospital and trauma referral region by identifying trauma education needs, developing, coordinating and/or delivering collaborative programs, and evaluating effectiveness. Assists in development of injury prevention strategies, programs, and interventions. Develops and maintains coalitions and partnerships to impact behavior change, injury policy, environmental, and engineering changes to decrease injury mortality/morbidity. Develops and assists with the outreach efforts to enhance relationships with referring hospitals, first responders, EMS providers and the service community.
  • Coordinates the program by establishing objectives, developing and monitoring budgets, and reviewing and establishing policies and procedures. Works in collaboration with local, regional, and national injury prevention programs and organizations. Works in close collaboration with communities, community organizations, and government to decrease injuries within their community focusing on behavior, environmental, engineering, and policy changes. Monitors criteria to assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of injury prevention programs. Develops programs specific to targeted area(s) and to provide injury prevention related education and intervention.
  • Acts as a resource for local and/or state media in regards to injury prevention issues, promoting awareness of the trauma center and coverage of prevention activities. May assist in the development of marketing strategies necessary for the program. Assists in communicating program objectives. May assist in the development of promotional materials for internal and/or external publicity.
  • Coordinates the integration of departmental programs/projects with other departments or areas. Coordinates activities within department. Collaborates with physicians and interdisciplinary teams to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate patient care for injury prevention activities.
  • Coordinates and/or implements injury prevention interventions and educational programs. Provides technical assistance and support in training staff and community leaders to lead educational injury prevention interventions within the facility and the community.
  • Assists in operational troubleshooting and in streamlining work processes. Assists in the identification of sources for funding of injury prevention related projects, including project proposals and grant application. Assists in review, implementation and yearly review of the Trauma Care Protocols and Management guidelines as related to injury prevention. Design, develops and formats reports for distribution of data. Assists with the usage of information/performance results. Maintains accurate records of all injury prevention activities and provides frequent reports regarding injury prevention activities. Assists in preparation for trauma verification visit and is knowledgeable regarding the Resources for Optimal Care Of the Injured Patient.
  • Supports and assists with the trauma performance improvement processes when related to injury prevention. Reports to the Trauma Program Operational Process Performance Improvement Committee (TPOPPC) on injury prevention and community outreach activities. Analyzes and provided input on trauma deaths/severe mortality patients related to injury prevention risk and protective factors. Evaluates the injury prevention programs and effectiveness based on measurable outcomes analysis.
  • Conducts data analysis and community needs assessments to determine injury prevention priorities and aid in development and evaluation of injury prevention interventions. Designs and implements program evaluation strategies. Participates in research studies related to injury prevention.
  • Collaborates with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies regarding pre-hospital care of the trauma patient; serves as a resource for pre-hospital care providers regarding trauma system development and function as it relates to injury prevention.
  • Performs and facilitates screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for injured patients to meet ACS requirements


  • Provide direct patient care when applicable for Trauma patients
  • Represents Eskenazi Health’s Trauma Service at designated community programs and other trauma program promotional events as delegated
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Trauma Program Manager and/or Trauma Medical Director


  • RN strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Master's Degree in Public Health, Family Health required.
  • Requires two years of program coordination experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of experience within hospital setting and basic knowledge of a trauma patient's care, public health, and/or epidemiology preferred.
  • ATS Injury Prevention course required within 1 year of hire.


  • Active RN license in the state of Indiana or the ability to obtain active licensure through application
  • Requires working knowledge on injury prevention legislation activities on the state and local level
  • Requires knowledge of database management and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Project management and strategic planning experience preferred.
  • Requires incumbent to remain current on injury control issues, methodology, and science.
  • Requires public speaking experience.
  • Requires excellent people skills in dealing with adults and children.
  • Requires ability to work independently and within groups.
  • Requires ability to communicate clearly and concisely through written and verbal communications.
  • Requires strong knowledge of community dynamics and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Requires strong customer service skills.
  • Requires ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Requires attention to detail and aptitude for accuracy.
  • Requires the ability to utilize critical thinking skills to prioritize and problem-solve complex work assignments.
  • Requires ability to meet deadlines for data input to reports, ensuring accuracy and reliability.
  • Requires high degree of accuracy and efficiency in processing and maintaining database.
  • Requires ability to be self-directed.


  • Maintains patient and family confidentiality
  • Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations
  • Maintains accurate records for Grant reporting


  • Employee may work independently under the general direction of their leader


  • Daily contacts with all levels of Eskenazi Health staff and management
  • Community groups
  • Leaders of community prevention programs, community leaders, local healthcare providers, law enforcement, fire departments, county and state agencies


  • Physical stamina, considerable walking, standing, lifting/moving of patients
  • Able to perform duties and effectively respond to stressful events, mentally and physically
  • Care or effort to avoid injury and infection
  • Must be mentally capable of processing information quickly
  • Demonstrate flexibility in response to changing situation, workload, and/or patient assignments
  • Must be able to life 20 to 30 lbs. (patients and/or patient equipment, including overhead)
  • Must be able to push and/or pull 20 to 30 lbs. (patients and/or patient equipment)
  • Must be able to respond immediately/move quickly to emergency situation in unit and hospital
  • Must be able to stand and walk 6 to 8 hours at a time
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, bend, twist, and kneel in order to meet patients’ needs and/or in order to work with patient equipment


  • May work in the hospital setting
  • May work in the community setting
  • May work in clients home setting

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


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