Jorie Klein, RN, BSN, Ms. Klein is currently the director of nursing for the trauma program at the Rees-Jones Trauma Center at Parkland. In this role she is responsible for the oversight and authority for the operational development of the trauma nurse clinician program, trauma registry, trauma performance improvement process, injury prevention and outreach education in conjunction with the trauma medical director. She is the past director of disaster management at Parkland.
She is the current chair of the Governor’s EMS, Trauma Advisory Council’s Trauma System Committee. In addition, she is the vice-chair of the North Central Texas Trauma Advisory Council. She is the past Board Chair for the Texas EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Foundation. Ms. Klein is a past president of the Society of Trauma Nurses and is a current member of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) committee and Advanced Trauma Course for Nurses (ATCN) committee.She is an instructor for the TOPIC Course and the ATCN course and region VI chair for STN.
In addition, she is an instructor for the Disaster Management Emergency Preparedness Course sponsored by the American College of Surgeons. Ms. Klein is the course coordinator for the Trauma Leadership Course and the Trauma System Leadership Course, which she developed along with the Trauma Center Association of America. She is a founding member of the Texas Trauma Coordinators Forum. She is an ACS Committee on Trauma nurse liaison. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Nursing and master’s degree in Health Care Administration at the University of Phoenix with an expected completion date of March 2017.