JOB SUMMARY: The Trauma Registrar is responsible for ongoing review, abstraction, verification, injury & diagnosis coding & recording of trauma patient demographics, clinical information & quality improvement reporting for the Valley Children's trauma registry database. Responsible for preparing reports from the trauma registry for the purposes of internal reporting, oversight agency reporting, research, quality improvement & injury prevention activities. Organizes and collaborates with the County & State Emergency Medical Services & the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank and TQIP in cleaning, formatting & submitting data within the prescribed timelines & deadlines. Active participant in screening for quality indicators & filters & initiating & facilitating discussion about PI & PI loop closure in weekly Trauma PI meetings.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a High School Diploma or GED and an Associate's degree in a health-related field or equivalent work experience with a strong emphasis on data integrity and analysis. Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR) is required within 24 months of hire or transfer into position. Minimum one (1) year related work experience is required.
Other skills or experience that will make this candidate successful include the following:
Knowledge of Medical Terminology through either formal coursework or work experience in the healthcare field
Trauma experience, AIS/ISS, ICD-10-CM/PCS coding familiarity is preferred
Strong analytical skills; strong communication skills; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize requests and assignments; self directed with the initiative to function independently as needed; computer skills in word processing and data management
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.