Trauma Registrar

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Howard University Hospital Published: June 15, 2018
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This position is responsible for the collection of disease specific data collection composed of uniform data elements that describes the injury event, demographics, pre-hospital information, diagnosis, care, outcomes, and costs of treatment of injured patients.   And to ensure that high-quality data is entered into the Trauma Registry where accurate information can be analyzed by the Trauma Center.

Job Responsibilities

Collects disease specific data composed of uniform data elements that describes the injury event, demographics, pre-hospital information, diagnosis, care, outcomes and costs of treatment to the trauma patients.

Ensures that the data populating the trauma registry is accurate, valid and reliable as possible.

Assists the trauma division in performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program by running specific reports from the Trauma Registry that reviews care provided to patients and to identify variations in the processes and outcomes for groups of trauma patients.

Collects and maintains statistical data for the hospital's trauma services including trauma registry.  Generate standard and custom reports in a timely fashion.

Represents the trauma service at the Multidisciplinary Trauma Service meetings and survey activities.

Reviews software available from vendors to run on  personal computers devoted to trauma services and trauma            registry activities. Ensures new software is compatible with existing systems and ensures that trauma service operating protocols are accommodated.

Orients division personnel on the use of trauma service computer software, including operating system commands and procedures to obtain trauma service information.

Participates in the establishment and implementation of the trauma services budget.

Investigates incidents and/or problems relating to trauma registry.

Assesses daily admission procedures for trauma patients to ensure proper identification is attained and to ensure that trauma protocols are initiated.

Participates in activities to enhance technical and professional growth.

Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.

Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.

Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.

Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.

Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.

Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.

Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.

Job Requirements

CORE COMPETENCIES:
Demonstrates proficiency with the National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS).

Knowledge of data collection for disease-specific trauma injured patients including uniform data elements required for a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Knowledge of a wide range of computer techniques, requirements, methods, sources and procedures in order to collect and maintain statistical and other data for the trauma service including a trauma registry and proficient use of Collector software programs.

Demonstrated ability to continuously re-set priorities of daily activities as situations dictate.

Must be physically and mentally healthy to meet demands of the position.

Competence in oral and written communication.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, hospital and university officials, and the general public.

CARES CRITERIA:
Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.

Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.

Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner.  The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.

Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.

Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.

Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management or a related healthcare field

Completed the American Trauma Society’s Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program

Certification by the American Trauma Society’s Registrar Certification Board, with a designation of certified specialist in trauma registries (CSTR) or equivalent

2 years of experience in data entry, emergency, trauma or critical care settings.

Must be able to sit, stand, walk, speak, write, file, type (finger dexterity), calculate figures, edit, evaluate and interpret for extended periods of time.

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