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Trauma Registrar - Emergency Dept.

Company: WellStar Health
Location: Auburn
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

Please note that this role is based in Georgia. Generous relocation packages are available.

Overview

At WellStar, we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

Trauma Registrar

The Trauma Registry is a complex injury and disease specific database that is integral to the operations of the Trauma Center. Quality Trauma Registry data is critical to the success of a trauma program.

Trauma Registrar is responsible for the management of all components of the Trauma Registry, including data collection, data abstraction, data entry, data retrieval/statistical conversion, and data validation.

Trauma Registrar reports directly to Trauma Program Manager. Key responsibilities of the role include: Data abstraction/entry, database management, inter-rater reliability and data validation, uploading data to state and national Trauma Registries, analysis of data frequency submission reports, monitoring the data base for data integrity and mapping inconsistencies as well as error correction and report writing.

Trauma Registry data is vital to daily operations, process improvement, benchmarking and improving the quality of trauma care delivery. Injury Prevention and Outreach events are developed based on the trauma population captured within the Trauma Registries. Ongoing trauma operations including staffing for trauma clinical care units and Trauma Surgery staff is based on trauma volume and trends. There are regulatory and statutory requirements for Trauma Centers to maintain high quality Trauma Registries.

Trauma Registrar must maintain proficiency in anatomy/physiology, in health information technology, trauma specific software, and knowledge of a variety of trauma scoring/scaling methods is essential. Trauma Registrar must also have knowledge of two independent coding systems: ICD-10-CM/PCS and Injury Severity Coding (AIS). Trauma Registrar must also learn EMS procedures and terminology, nursing procedures and terminology, radiology terminology, and understand disease processes for capturing comorbid conditions and complications for the registry. Should also have knowledge of ICD-9-CM/PCS for reports and historical data.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education: RHIT (Registered Health Information Technologist) or RHIT eligible, with a background in medical terminology and human anatomy. Minimum of 8 continuing education hours of trauma related continuing education hours are required annually. 20 CEUs during reporting cycle are required for RHIT recertification. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) scoring and trauma registrar course completion preferred.

Required Minimum Experience: Proficient in computer entry and data extraction; with ICD-10 CM and PCS coding experience.

Required Minimum Certification: Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR) and Certified Abbreviated Injury Scaling Specialist (CAISS) preferred.

Required Minimum Skills: Database management experience with complex data structure (preferably trauma). Computer/data entry experience. Ability to communicate with various members of the healthcare team. Proficiency with a variety of other computer software products (i.e., MS Office) with accomplished typing and/or data entry skills. Electronic health record and 3M experience preferred.

Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today!

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