The Trauma Registrar prioritizes and coordinates the activities for the trauma registry in order to meet schedules and deadlines, maintains current and accurate procedures and practices regarding the trauma registry.
Provides support to the Trauma Coordinator and Trauma Services Department by performing a variety of data collection activities including, direct data abstraction and entry into trauma database, verifying data for accuracy, providing reports on a scheduled and ad hoc basis and coordinating workflow to meet scheduled deadlines. Assures accuracy and confidentiality in the handling of all trauma registry related matters and is active in the improvement of the trauma program.
- High School diploma or equivalent required.
- Completion of a Medical Assistant Program, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program or equivalent training/experience required.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.
- Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) from the American Trauma Society (ATS) preferred or to be obtained within one year of hire to meet ACS (American College of Surgeons) requirements.
- Current Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Course or obtain within one year of hire.
- Two years Trauma Center, Emergency Department or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10 coding required
- Requires 8 hours of CE annually per ACS requirements.
- Typing of 30+CWPM preferred, word processing, alphabetic and numeric data entry.
- Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Trauma Registrar Software preferred.
- Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills required.
- Must be able to analyze and clarify words and phrases, values and standards effectively.
- Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to reprioritize workload as needed
- Ability to handle multiple tasks at once; ability to meet deadlines.
- Manual dexterity and physical/visual visibility to watch computer monitors for extended periods of time.