Job Description

Trauma Registrar - Clinical Documentation/Coding

JOB SUMMARY: The Trauma Registrar is responsible for ongoing review, abstraction, verification, injury & diagnosis coding & recording of trauma patient demographics, clinical information & quality improvement reporting for the Valley Children's trauma registry database. Responsible for preparing reports from the trauma registry for the purposes of internal reporting, oversight agency reporting, research, quality improvement & injury prevention activities. Organizes and collaborates with the County & State Emergency Medical Services & the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank and TQIP in cleaning, formatting & submitting data within the prescribed timelines & deadlines. Active participant in screening for quality indicators & filters & initiating & facilitating discussion about PI & PI loop closure in weekly Trauma PI meetings.

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a High School Diploma or GED and an Associate's degree in a health-related field or equivalent work experience with a strong emphasis on data integrity and analysis. Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR) is required within 24 months of hire or transfer into position. Minimum one (1) year related work experience is required.

Other skills or experience that will make this candidate successful include the following:

  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology through either formal coursework or work experience in the healthcare field
  • Trauma experience, AIS/ISS, ICD-10-CM/PCS coding familiarity is preferred
  • Previous registry/report writing experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skills; strong communication skills; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize requests and assignments; self directed with the initiative to function independently as needed; computer skills in word processing and data management



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