Trauma Registrar

Deadline 10.31.15


, UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa., Accredited level 1 trauma center
When was the last time you felt like you made a difference to your employer and in the job that you do? Do you have a strong medical coding background with a passion for attention to detail? UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Trauma Registrar to help support the UPMC Trauma Care System for its consolidated Trauma Registry. This position will work flexible daylight hours Monday through Friday. UPMC strives to provide quality data to drive better outcomes and research in the field of trauma care. We are looking for detail-oriented and quality-focused people to join our team!
The Trauma Registrar is responsible for maintaining the efficient operation of the Trauma Registry by identifying the trauma patient, abstracting, coding and entering information into the trauma database. The Trauma Registrar is also responsible for ensuring the consistency and quality in the data collection system.
Responsibilities
- Demonstrate an awareness of the hospital's commitment to provide excellence in trauma patient care by supporting the Trauma Program's service management objectives.
- Identify appropriately trauma patients by daily monitoring the Emergency Department and Admitting Department identification systems.
- Conduct concurrent review of trauma patient records within 48 hours of admission and enter select information into the database to provide current information for quality assurance, outreach, education, and public relations purposes.
- Abstract from the trauma patient medical record relevant information required for the hospital registry and the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study, including selection and coding of diagnoses and procedures using ICD9-CM, and calculation of trauma and Injury Severity Scores accurately and efficiently.
- Maintain communications with the state Trauma Registrar and/or PTOS analysts for purposes of clarifying information or respond to requests for clarification of information.
- Perform additional trauma patient medical record abstracting or audit activities for quality assurance, research, education, or for the purpose of identifying and addressing documentation deficiencies.
- Work with the Trauma Nurse Specialist and Trauma QA/Registry Coordinator to collect, organize, and disseminate results.
Qualifications
- Graduate of an accredited record technician program with two (2) to three (3) years coding and/or abstracting experience.
- OR an Associate's Degree in a health related field with three (3) to five (5) years coding and/or abstracting experience.
- Knowledge of medical record content, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology required.
- ICD- 9 coding experience required.
- ICD-10 coding experience preferred.
- Experience with abbreviated Injury Scoring (AIS) preferred.

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Samantha Burney

412-454-8474

burneysk@upmc.edu

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