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Trauma Registrar I - Trauma Services

2220 S 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 4557
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2021

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Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: NHRMC Canterbury Annex

Department: Trauma Services

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: STD HRS - Standard-Exe or Office w flex

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do

Summary:

The Trauma Registrar I is responsible for the trauma registry, a data base unique to trauma patients. This includes identification, collection, coding, scoring and entering of data into a designated registry data base. The registrar assumes the responsibility of assuring the accuracy of the data that is collected and collaborates with performance improvement and administrative planning. This person ensures that trauma data is retrieved, entered, analyzed and verified in accordance with state and national mandated regulations to ensure that NHRMC maintains Trauma Center status. Assists with quality control activities, information requests and studies as requested.


Responsibilities:

1. Identifies trauma patients, maintains log, performs chart abstracts, maintains ICD-9CM, (ICD 10), AIS coding and enters data into database. 2. Obtains on-going follow-up information as needed, i.e. readmissions and autopsy results to close records. 3. Collaborates with the SERAC Regional Trauma and Performance Improvement Trauma Coordinators to obtain end results of information. 4. Organizes, enters and maintains patient computer data to ensure conformance to trauma registry operational standards and to meet the needs of the users of the registry data. 5. Enters data from the electronic medical record and associated documents into the Trauma Registry and various trauma related databases. 6. Facilitates data research and collaborates with the Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Program Analyst, and other trauma team members. 7. May attend trauma rounds and or trauma activations to facilitate data abstraction and performance improvement documentation in the trauma registry. 8. Assists and ensures data download deadlines to state and national regulatory and accreditation organizations to maintain regulatory compliance, accreditation and qualitative comparisons to other trauma centers. 9. Assists with trauma registry upgrades and special projects as requested. 10. Participates in monthly audits and other quality assurance activities to ensure accuracy of trauma registry data. 11. Monitors and reports information technology problems to vendors and manager; make recommendation for improvements. Maintains and demonstrates professional competency, according to state regulations, department policies, procedures and protocols. 12. Assists Trauma Services Team in coordination of all data required for the Trauma Site Surveys. 13. Effectively demonstrates the mission, vision, values and culture of service and operational excellence supported by the medical center. 14. Preserves the confidentiality and security of patient data stored in the trauma registry files. Participates in educational activities of local, state and national Trauma associations, maintains required trauma educational hours. Reviews reference material and current literature relative to Trauma Registry. 15. Researches and solves complex coding problems or registry issues in collaboration with TPM/team.

Position Requirements

Credentials:

Nonessential:
* CertSpecialist Trauma Registr
* AbbreviatedInjurySeverityScore

Education:
Essential:
* High School Diploma
Nonessential:
* Associate Degree

Other information:

Education: Minimum of high school diploma, Associate Degree in Health Information Management related degree preferred, or minimum of 2-3 years medical experience. Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology or equivalent on-the-job training and ICD-9,(ICD 10) coding required preferred. Must attend or have previously attended the American Trauma Society’s Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program and the Association of the Advancement of Automotive Medicine’s Injury Scaling Course within 12 months of hire. 

Licensure / Certifications: Certification in medical coding and AIS (Abbreviated Injury Severity Score) and CSTR, (Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry), preferred. 

Experience: Emergency Medical Services, (EMS), Emergency Department, Operating Room or Critical Care preferred. Previous trauma registry and medical record coding preferred. 1 up to 2 years experience with databases and statistical analysis preferred. Basic Keyboarding/data entry required and basic Windows base software preferred. 4. Skills and Abilities: Organizational skills with good follow through. Investigative/analytic skills with detail orientation. Professional verbal and written communication skills. 

Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications.

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve. 
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019Link 
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in HealthcareLink 
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

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