Trauma Registrar

, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
The Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is seeking a full-time Trauma Registrar / Clinical Data Abstractor.

The Trauma Registrar/Clinical Data Abstractor will primarily be responsible for the routine abstraction and validation of all data entered into the Trauma Registry (according to the current Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study PTOS, NTDB, TQIP, and Divisional guidelines) on all patients admitted to or seen by the Trauma Service and all non-Trauma service patients meeting the trauma registry inclusion criteria.

Must be flexible with scheduled as hours days required to work may vary due to operational needs. 

Minimum Requirements:

 An Associate degree in Health Information Management or three (3) years of registry experience with the minimum educational requirement being a high school diploma in lieu of educational requirement.
Bachelors degree in Healthcare preferred
At least one (1) year of previous experience in data abstraction and ICD-9/ ICD 10 and CPT coding of medical records required

PTOS that NTDB and TQIP abstraction is preferred
Current AHIMA Certification as an RHIT or RHIA or AAPC Certification as a CPC preferred.

Must exhibit demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to complete the responsibilities based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area. Demonstrated skills and knowledge needed may be gained through education, training and/or prior work experience. Must meet or exceed the current Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) standards for trauma registrars.

Must have experience and demonstrate skills in the following areas of customer service, time management, principles, cost containment and interpersonal skills. Must be proficient utilizing MS Office systems to include MS Word and database management tools such as MS Excel. 


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