This recruitment announcement is for one full-time permanent Health Services Consultant 4 (HSC 4) position located in the Office of Community Health Systems. This posting is open and continuous with a first review of applications on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Make a difference
As the Statewide Trauma Specialist, this position supports the mission of the Department of Health to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington by serving as the designated technical specialist for the statewide trauma hospital designation process (application, survey, evaluation, and performance improvement) for the WA Statewide EMS and trauma system and provides technical expertise on issues related to the provision of trauma hospital designation to working partners and community collaborators.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and administer the trauma facility designation application process in accordance with WAC 246-976.
Evaluate applications for compliance with statutory and administrative rules for trauma designation eligibility.
In consultation with the trauma nurse consultant, develop the trauma designation application schedule.
Develop, distribute and review comprehensive applications according to the schedule and State and regional EMS and Trauma Care plans.
Implement a process to measure the effectiveness of the application process and continue to apply LEAN principles to process improvement.
Leads and provides staffing support and input to the Hospital Technical Advisory Committees and related Workgroups.
Required Qualifications
Experience defined below may have been gained through paid or unpaid activities. Please ensure any relevant experience defined below is outlined in your cover letter, resume, and/or applicant profile.

Option 1:  Six (6) or more years of demonstrated experience working in a complex and comprehensive healthcare or public health program with the state, a local health jurisdiction, or hospital.


Option 2:  Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration, or closely related field; AND four (4) or more years of working in a complex and comprehensive program relating to health care or public health.

About Washington State Department of Health

At DOH, we safeguard public health in an ever-evolving world. Through collaboration with local health jurisdictions and state, federal, and private partners, our programs, and services impact every Washingtonian and visitor daily. We're driven by Equity, Innovation, and Engagement, as outlined in our Transformational Plan for the future of Washington health.