The Trauma Registrar is responsible for collecting specific data elements from patient medical records of identified trauma patients treated at Johnson City Medical Center for the Trauma Database, as well as internal customers for use in Performance Improvement, Peer Review, Accreditation and other improvement efforts.
Due to the critical nature of this position, personal characteristics should include attention to detail, high degree of concentration, flexibility, initiative and ability to work well with others. In addition, the ability to work under stressful situations and meet short deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and quality of work is imperative. Strict confidentiality, sound judgment, and organizational skills are critical. Monthly internal audits will be performed to ensure that minimum quality expectations are met. Productivity standards will also be enforced.
MSHA expects that every team member will role model Patient-Centered Care behaviors and be guided by MSHA’s Values and the Principles of Patient-Centered Care.
It is vital that an individual in this position be capable of good communication skills. It is of the utmost importance that written communication is legible.
MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work.
Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI.
A minimum of 3 years experience in acute hospital setting is required. Associate degree in a clinical healthcare field is preferred. Must be proficient in Medical Terminology, and Anatomy and Physiology. Requires strong familiarity with patient record content and format. Also must be knowledgeable concerning medical and billing procedures. Must possess strong computer skills in Microsoft Office; utilize CPT and ICD-9 coding system, and knowledge of medical billing procedures. CITI training is recommended. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Registrar Course with certification is preferred.