TRAUMA REGISTRAR- FULL TIME DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL DURHAM, NC
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 202089
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke University Hospital is seeking a Trauma Registrar to join their team!
Function: Position collaborates closely with Trauma Center staff to maintain the efficient operations of hospital, state, and national trauma registry. Maintains the database unique to trauma registry. This can include identification, collection, coding, scoring, and entering of data into a registry database. Interprets data for research projects. Ensures adherence to data management protocols set forth to insure regulatory compliance standards. Assists with quality control activities, information requests, and quality improvement studies as requested.
A high degree of skill set is need in the following areas: independence and self-direction, strong degree of interpersonal skills, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, working knowledge of Microsoft office to include above average knowledge in word and excel. Previous experience in data abstraction, ICD10 codes, medical procedure coding and injury severity scoring strongly preferred.
Identification, collection, from the medical record, and entry into the trauma database, of approximately 400 data points on each trauma patient in addition to database qualification meeting trauma criteria for inclusion.
Analyzing data for accuracy and validating for submission to the state and national databases in accordance with established matrix.
Coordinate with outside agencies to obtain required information to meet standards as determined by the State of North Carolina and the American College of Surgeons. Participate in local, state, and national meetings and conferences as required by state and national regulations.
Act as a resource for others in the abstracting and coding of trauma injuries.
Must obtain a minimum of 8 hours per year of external trauma registry education. Collaborate with software vendor and IT services to insure the continuing function of the trauma registry database.
Independently research and solve complex coding problems.
Assist with special projects as required.
Serve as mentor and educational resource to Level I Trauma Registrars.
High School diploma plus 2 years post high school education or associated work experience
Knowledge of basic medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology
Must be able to work in a team atmosphere in close proximity with other team members
Demonstrates ability in successful interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
2-years' experience as a registrar OR 2-years of experience in areas such as a medical coder, EMT, Paramedic, LPN, etc. with signifanct database experience.
Degree, Licensure, Certifications:
Must attend or have previously two course within 12-months of being hired:
The American Trauma Society's Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent.
The Association of the Advancement of Automotive Medicine's Injury Scaling Course.
Obtain and maintain Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries within 18-months of hire.
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