Caring for trauma patients takes a team of experts from various fields to deliver the information and insights that make a powerful difference. When it comes to trauma data management, it’s about professionals who can review abstract and validate data for the Trauma Registry, submit data to state and regulatory agencies and work as a liaison between performance improvement functions and the registry.
If you possess these skills, and you want to be part of a healthcare community committed to making life better for others, we invite you to consider this opportunity.
After 6 to 12 months of training, this position will essentially be working remotely full-time from home.
The Trauma Registrar collects, abstracts and enters clinical data for all trauma patients admitted to or evaluated by the trauma service. Data is entered into the pre-defined database to ensure the hospital remains compliant with all standards as they relate to Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons (ACOS), National Trauma Database (NTDB) and the State of Oregon.
Successful completion of AHIMA approved program or college degree in a health-related field.
Three years inpatient ICD-9(10) coding and/or Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) coding and trauma registry abstracting preferred.
Certified Trauma Registrar preferred, or certification completed 1 year from hire. RHIA, RHIT, CCS or other equivalent certification preferred.
Computer and encoder skills.
Ability to accurately perform ICD-9(10) and AIS coding.
Capable of moderate keyboarding speed.
Ability to read and understand medical terminology.