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Trauma Registrar II

Company: Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years running.

We continually strive to provide innovative paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team.

Your Role With Us:

Serves as the primary contact for the Trauma Registry when interacting with customers (related to database contacts) and is the liaison to the Trauma Program Manager regarding trauma registry operations. Responsible for clinical data registry activities including case finding, abstracting and coding of clinical data in accordance with State, Federal, the Joint Commission (TJC), American College of Surgeons and other Registry guidelines and requirements. Assists with, or responsible for the coordination of registry and accreditation program activities such as submission of data to various entities (NTDB, ATAB, OTR, etc.). Provides support and leadership for registry activities related to Oregon Health Authority and American College of Surgeons. This may include patient care studies, report preparation and distribution as well as other special duties as needed or required. Works directly with the Medical Staff, Trauma Program Manager and Trauma Coordinator to assist in program functions as needed.

Core Functions:

+ Abstracts and codes clinical data from medical records in compliance with regulatory programs using program data dictionaries such as ICD-10, Abbreviated Injury Severity (AIS) Guidelines, and Injury Severity Scoring (ISS) Guidelines. Maintains an abstracting volume to meet reporting deadlines of Salem Hospital, the Oregon Health Authority and other governing agencies.

+ Performs case finding and evaluates exclusion and inclusion criteria for case submissions on a daily basis.

+ Establishes systems working with other hospital departments and clinics to retrieve and review clinical data for abstracting.

+ With direction from the Trauma Medical Director or Trauma Program Manager, compiles, collates and distributes monthly, quarterly and yearly reports upon request. Reviews reports prior to distribution for accuracy and completeness of presentation.

+ Provides feedback along with the Trauma Program Manager to EMS agencies, upon request, with defined information of each trauma case.

+ Is responsible for the timely and accurate export of clinical data for state, federal or other regulatory and accreditation programs. This includes but is not limited to: Oregon Trauma Registry (OTR) and the National Trauma Data Base (NTDB).

+ Coordinates related program activities as necessary for accreditation, performance improvement and service line support (ATAB, etc).

+ Assists the Trauma Program Manager with coordinating, developing, maintaining, and organizing the trauma registry section of Trauma Services and Trauma Acute Care Surgery (TRACS). Serves as a liaison for operational issues between the trauma registry, Trauma Program Manager and the Trauma Medical Director. Assists with staff training and maintenance of policies and procedures. Assists with providing feedback and leadership with meeting and maintaining the requirements for OTR and NTDB as directed by the Oregon Health Authority.

+ Maintains ongoing knowledge base regarding changes in abstracting and accreditation standards as it pertains to the trauma registry. Demonstrates working knowledge and provides guidance to the trauma registry team in the operation of the abstraction process assuring compliance standards are consistently met.


+ Bachelor's degree preferred.

+ Certification as a Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) preferred

+ Must attend or have previously attended two courses within 12 months of being hired: (1) the American Trauma Society's Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program; and (2) the Association of the Advancement of Automotive Medicine's Injury Scaling Course or an equivalent local course.

+ Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR) preferred and required after three (3) years registry employment.

+ Detail oriented and advanced computer skills required.

+ Typing: minimum of 60 words per minute

+ Knowledge programs such as Word, Excel.

+ Good working knowledge of the English language, spelling, and mathematics.

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality

+ Ability to initiate and incorporate creative skills in work assignments.

+ Ability to be flexible in work environment

We have many excellent opportunities available! To view all of our openings, please visit our career page at

As a leader in the local industry, Salem Health offers a generous total rewards package, an empowering culture, and a commitment to the development and growth of our in-house talent. Our work is grounded in respect for people and continuous improvement and we invite you to partner with us to further our mission.

Salem Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.

Requisition ID: 2021-7548

Street: 890 Oak St SE

Maximum Salary (DOE): DOE

Shift (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): Variable

Work Schedule (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): Variable

Hours Each Week (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): 40.00

Keywords: Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, Salem , Trauma Registrar II, Other , Salem, Oregon

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