Trauma Registrar

Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
January 16, 2019
Tucson, AZ
Job Type


The Trauma Registrar is responsible for the development, implementation, and participation in trauma registry practices that ensure accurate data, timely data entry and timely reporting to meet  ACS Trauma Center requirements.  This person is an active member of the multidisciplinary trauma team to support patient quality and performance improvement initiatives.  The Trauma Registrar will monitor the care provided to each trauma patient, collect information daily, report it for inclusion in the trauma registry database, and accurately perform hospital based coding and injury severity scoring.  The Trauma Registrar assists the Trauma Program Manager, the Trauma Medical Director and the Director of Quality in the analysis of registry data, the development and publication of registry reports, and the disseminating of trauma information.

Job Responsibilities

Teamwork and Engagement
  • Demonstrates a "can do" attitude by responding positively to instructions, working productively and contributing to the success of the department.
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for resolving problems, starting at the lowest level and utilizing chain of command.
  • Works collaboratively both within and outside of home department.
  • Treats co-workers with respect, contributes to a positive work environment, and offers assistance when needed.
  • Follows direction and successfully adapts to changes in the unit/environment and workflow.
  • Demonstrates professional relationships with co-workers, management, patients, physicians and visitors.
  • Asks questions and requests assistance when needed.
  • Educated on Lean Daily Management and participates when appropriate.
  • Accountable for staying informed of hospital and departmental communication (i.e., checks email routinely, attends department meetings, reads flyers, etc.)
  • Participates in 2-way communication-- seeking information from leadership, while sharing concerns and ideas openly.
  • Utilizes positive verbal and non-verbal communication.
Ensures patient safety at all times.  Reports any safety concerns in a timely manner.
Ensures all patients and customers are appropriately directed and responded to in a timely manner.
Produces work that is accurate and reliable.
Performs and participates in activities to achieve Quality goals and works to continuously improve Quality and promotes a culture of safety.
Actively participates in and receives regular education on department's Lean Daily Management metrics.
Demonstrates AIDET at all times.
Regulatory and Policy Compliance
Maintains current professional license and/or professional certifications (e.g., BLS, ACLS, NRP or PALS) as required by job description.  Completes PPD test, Fit Mask testing timely (employees with direct patient contact only), and job specific Employee Health requirements (if any) timely.
Maintains annual competencies in department and scope of practice.
Completes Annual Ethics and Compliance requirements and Annual Update within specified timeframe.
Completes all .edu courses on time (attach transcript) - not late if on LOA when due - please note on transcript.
Adheres to SVRMC policies and procedures, professional/regulatory practice acts and state/federal regulations including Joint Commission, Title XXII, and CDPH requirements, as applicable.
Demonstrates understanding and implementation of National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measures.
Ensures customer/employee privacy & confidentiality, including HIPAA.
Follows hospital policies for punctuality, and attendance.
Maintains timekeeping records, including proper use of time clocks, and badge.

Job Requirements

Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CTRS) certification on hire preferred.
AZ RN license in good standing.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Associates Degree or equivalent
Bachelor of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree
Clinical Experience in Trauma Nursing in either the  Emergency Department,  Intensive Care, Peri-Operative Services,  Trauma required.  Working knowledge of trauma care, medical terminology and anatomy required.  Strong problem solving, project management, group facilitation, teamwork and customer service abilities required.
Emergency Department, Critical Care or Surgical Services preferred but not required.  Current working knowledge of  ACS standards, recommendations and trauma center requirements preferred.  Trauma Registrar with at least 2 years registry experience in an ACS accredited program preferred.  Recent experience in a designated trauma center preferred.
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