Trauma/Surg Registrar Sr.

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System | Richmond, VA

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Posted Date 5/22/2020
    • The chief objective of this position:

      • Supports the VCU Health Trauma Program and organizational requirements for verification as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma by maintaining a unique database called the Trauma Registry. This includes identification of cases for inclusion into the trauma registry database, abstraction of data from various sources including the electronic medical record, prehospital databases, and other data sources. Assigns ICD 10 diagnosis codes and Abbreviated Injury (AIS) Scores to injuries, procedures, comorbidities and complications according to ICD-10 and Abbreviate Injury Scoring methodologies and coding rules. Performs on-going daily chart reviews on all injured patients and enters data into the Trauma Registry. Reports complications and quality issues to the Trauma Registry Operations Coordinator or Trauma Program Manager. Ensures adherence to data management protocols set forth to ensure accurate and timely reporting of data to the Organization and regulatory agencies. Assists with performance improvement activities and information requests.
    • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

      • Certification by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine in Abbreviated Injury Scoring (CAISS) or
      • Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR)
    • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

      • Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR) must be obtained within 6 months of hire
      • Certification by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine in Abbreviated Injury Scoring (CAISS)
    • Experience REQUIRED:

      • Three (3) years of work experience in trauma registries or five (5) years experience in medical data abstraction/coding
      • Abstracting experience using current requirements by state and national regulatory bodies
      • Expert proficiency with Windows-based and MS Office software including email, MS-Word, and MS-Excel and databases
    • Experience PREFERRED

      • One year of experience in trauma registry abstraction in an academic medical center
      • Expert at ICD-10, Abbreviated Injury and Injury Severity Scoring
      • Experience analyzing requests for data and creating moderate to complex reports from the registry
      • Excellent investigative/analytical skills with detail orientation
      • Understanding of medical terminology and acronyms related to accurate identification and coding of injuries and procedures
      • Experience analyzing data for accuracy and validating data for submission to national databases in a timely manner
      • Familiarity with information technology hardware and software in a local and wide area network environment
    • Education/training REQUIRED: (Note: work experience may be considered in lieu of credentials not required by law with HR approval. Work experience must be specific to role)

      • Associates Degree in a healthcare-related field or in medical records coding including at least two semesters of human anatomy/ physiology and medical terminology from an accredited program
    • Education/training PREFERRED:

      • Completion of ICD-10 coding courses


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.

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