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WellStar Health Systems Trauma Registrar - Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

At WellStar, we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

Trauma Registrar Responsible for the management of all components of the Trauma Registry, including data collection, data abstraction, data entry, data retrieval/statistical conversion, and data validation.

The Trauma Registry is a complex injury and disease specific database that is integral to the

operations of the Trauma Center. Quality Trauma Registry data is critical to the success of a

trauma program.

Position reports directly to Trauma Program Manager. Key responsibilities of the role include: Data abstraction/entry, database management, inter-rater reliability and data validation, uploading data to state and national Trauma Registries, analysis of data frequency submission reports, monitoring the data base for data integrity and mapping inconsistencies as well as error correction and report writing.

Must maintain proficiency in anatomy/physiology, in health information technology, trauma specific software, and knowledge of a variety of trauma scoring/scaling methods is essential. Must also have knowledge of two independent coding systems: ICD-10-CM/PCS and Injury Severity Coding (AIS). Must also learn EMS procedures and terminology, nursing procedures and terminology, radiology terminology, and understand disease processes for capturing comorbid conditions and complications for the registry. Should also have knowledge of ICD-9-CM/PCS for reports and historical data.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education :RHIT (Registered Health Information Technologist) or RHIT eligible, with a background in medical terminology and human anatomy. Minimum of 8 continuing education hours of trauma related continuing education hours are required annually. 20 CEUs during reporting cycle are required for RHIT recertification. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) scoring and trauma registrar course completion preferred.

Required Minimum Experience : Proficient in computer entry and data extraction; ICD-10 CM and PCS coding experience.

Required Minimum Certification: Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR) and Certified Abbreviated Injury Scaling Specialist (CAISS) preferred.

Required Minimum Skills : Database management experience with complex data structure (preferably trauma). Computer/data entry experience. Ability to communicate with various members of the healthcare team. Proficiency with a variety of other computer software products (i.e. MS Office) with accomplished typing and/or data entry skills. Electronic health record and 3M experience preferred.

Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

Department ED Trauma - Atlanta Medical Center

Facility WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

Category Allied Health

City Atlanta

Shift Days

State Georgia

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