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Trauma Registrar, Partial Remote Opportunity

Job ID 85937 Full / Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Qualifications

  • High School or equivalent, Associates Degree preferred
  • Two years of registry experience at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding and organ systems.  Must be able to understand and analyze complex medical documentation.
  • Understanding of trauma scoring systems (GCS, ISS, POS, TRISS, & M&M ratings preferred. 
  • Solid and comprehensive understanding of data collection and analysis.  Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.  Must possess ability to understand principals surrounding performance improvement, quality care, and outcome measures as they relate to state and national benchmarking and industry standards.  Must be adaptable to new database expansions and ever-changing clinical outcome measures.  Must possess the ability to work flexible hours, work well independently and as a team member with limited supervision.  Familiarity with Microsoft suite and other database programs as required.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities

The Trauma Registry serves as a comprehensive clinical database system that coallates mechanism of injury, injury severity, treatment protocols, patient outcomes, co-morbidities and clinical complications to industry research and state and national benchmarking systems.  The function of a registry is to accurately reflect the injured patient population, capturing and analyzing essential patient information for comparison to national and regional trauma systems, develop improved treatment protocols and performance improvement initiatives, and subsequently assist with injury prevention initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all components of managing an accurate, quality trauma registry database which includes complex patient selection, data collection and entry, clinical data analysis, and retrieval of information for verification as a Level I Adult, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, and maintaining a quality improvement program.
  • Primary role is the collection, abstraction and complex analysis of clinical data (from 88-200 data points per patient) for all trauma registry cases.  Review multiple records, hard copy and electronic formats, to abstract patient demographics, pre-hospital statistics, vital signs, clinical and operative procedures, diagnostics, toxicology screens, co-morbidities, and performance improvement complications, accurately coding each utilizing the Abreviated Injury Scale(AIS), ICD-9/10 codes, E-codes, and activity codes as mandated by all regulators.  A Data is subsequently analyzed for exclusion or inclusion into the Trauma One database to ensure that the hospital remains compliant with standards related to American College of Surgeons(ACS), National Trauma Data Bank(NTDB), MA Dept of Public Health(DPH) and Trauma Quality Improvement Program(TQIP) for national benchmarking.
  • Serves as an essential component of the patient quality and performance improvement program which requires identification, verification, and documentation of all hospital, state and national complications as identified.
  • The Trauma Registrar actively participates in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) re-verification process and maintains current database in accordance with state, national, and performance improvement guidelines, generates standard, ad hoc and complex reports in order to analyze and utilize data in the registry for benchmarking, performance improvement initiatives and research studies.
  • Performs integral functions to facilitate the department's performance improvement team. Works with the Trauma PI nurse, Program Manager and Trauma Medical Director to prepare documentation for weekly PI meetings.  Additional responsible for ensuring that all noted complications requiring loop closure are noted in the registry database.
  • Responsible for mandated submissions to DPH, NTDB, TQIP.  Maintains interdepartment, state and national correspondence and communication when appropriate.
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