The Trauma Registrar ensures that complete and accurate data is collected and maintained for trauma services and all trauma patients that meet the inclusion criteria set by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) for Trauma Center Designation. The registrar will evaluate the collected data to identify quality of care trends and determine appropriate coding for injuries, complications, and procedures. This position is also responsible for meeting all customer requests for trauma related data to aid in reimbursement, QA/QI, education, research and prevention activities.
Education – Graduation from an approved School of Nursing.
Experience – Two years of acute care nursing experience or trauma registry experience required.
Licensure/Certification – Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Maryland required. Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland preferred, or if resident of a state that participates in Nurse Multi-State Compact agreement, holds LPN or RN license from that state that is designated as “Compact” or “Multi-State Privilege” using primary source verification and provides additional documentation as required by the Maryland Board of Nursing. LPN or RN license from a compact state with a designation of “Single State” does not meet the requirement and nurse must obtain a Maryland license. Certified Trauma Registrar preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities – Experience working with software programs such as databases, spreadsheets, and graphic tools for producing reports. Knowledge of installation and maintaining PC based software. Experience in data collection and abstracting medical information preferred. Able to work independently and exhibit organizational skills and flexibility. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Previous trauma registry experience preferred