Gila Regional Medical Center, a 68-bed, rural hospital providing 24-hour Emergency Care in a 14-bed ER to patients with a wide range of medical and traumatic emergencies, is also a developing Level 4 Trauma Center.
As part of this program, the Trauma Registrar is responsible for the collection, completion, and verification of the accuracy of all patient data collected from Gila Regional Medical Center and the New Mexico State Trauma Registry data collection system. This position is crucial to the implementation of quality assurance and improvement issues by serving as the foundation of the Trauma Program. The Registrar creates and maintains clinical and statistical data using accurate AIS and ICD-10-CM coding, and abstracts various data elements as required by the American College of Surgeons, the New Mexico State Trauma Program and Gila Regional Medical Center Trauma Program’s Performance Improvement and Patients Safety Plan. The Registrar will provide data and statistics from the data collected to the Trauma Program Manager and/or Trauma Nurse Coordinator to base injury prevention and community education upon. As time allows, the Registrar will assist the Trauma Program Manager and/or Trauma Nurse Coordinator with trauma outreach efforts. This position is held accountable by the standards of the trauma registry and reports directly to the Trauma Program Manager and/or Trauma Nurse Coordinator.
- High School graduate
- Current BLS certification
- Must read and become familiar with New Mexico Department of Health requirements for developing as a trauma center.(NMAC 7.27.7)
- Must successfully complete (or have previously completed) the following courses within 24months of hire:
- The American Trauma Society’s Trauma Registry Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program.
- The Association of the Advancement of Automotive Medicine’s Injury Scaling Course (AIS)
- The Society of Trauma Nurse’s Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)
- Must obtain Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) Certification within 6 months after reaching 24 months of full time employment.
- Basic typing skills, computer literacy, and experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
- Knowledge of various software packages, data entry skills
- Knowledge of Meditech EMR preferred
- Knowledge of basic anatomy and medical procedures
- Fluent in medical terminology
- Coding knowledge - ICD-10-CM, External Cause and Procedure codes, Injury Severity Scoring
- An understanding of quality assurance and performance improvement
- Experience with data analysis and report writing
- At least one (1) year experience as Patient Care Assistant, Administrative Assistance, or Medical/Clerical Experience, preferably in a healthcare setting.