TRAUMA REGISTRAR

Location
Health and Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL
Salary
COMPETITIVE SALARY
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Jan 05, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00120447

JOB SUMMARY

Under supervision of the Trauma Program Coordinator,
the Trauma Registrar will abstract relevant clinical and demographic
information from the medical record to identify the care rendered to the
patient for purpose of compliance, research, and quality improvement. The Trauma Registrar will assign ICD-10
injury (E-Code), procedure codes, diagnostic codes, and complication codes in
accordance with the American College of Surgeons’ guidelines. Will be required to work both independently
and within a team to maintain productivity standards. (multiple vacancies)

TYPICAL DUTIES:
  • Concurrently and retrospectively, collects data
    from patient electronic health records and other computer generated
    sources, on all trauma and burn patients.
  • Encodes the data, ICD-10 coding, into the trauma
    registry (Digital Innovations) following American College of Surgeons
    guidelines
  • Abstracts
    patient procedures, complications, morbidities, mortalities, and system issues
    for the trauma program and enters data into the trauma data base
  • Actively
    participates in data validation processes for accuracy and consistency of
    abstracting.
  • Assists
    with preparation for trauma and burn center verification site visits
  • Assists
    with quality projects as directed.
  • Additional
    responsibilities related to the Trauma Registry as assigned by the Trauma
    Program Coordinator, Trauma Medical Director,
  • Attends
    departmental required in-services and training in-service
  • Attends
    Hospital’s annual in-service and training programs
  • Adheres
    to section/departmental procedures from work assignments
  • Meets
    quality and productivity standards
  • Adheres
    to the Departmental Standard Practices Guidelines
  • Adheres
    to Hospital attendance polices
  • Adheres
    to environmental requirements
  • Meets
    the standard for compliance of Continuing Education for their
    licensing/certification
  • Perform
    assignments as scheduled with or without supervision
  • Adheres
    to HIPPA rules and regulations
  • Maintains
    a cooperative working relationship with the Trauma Administration Team
  • May
    be required to work flexible day hours



















                                      Minimum Qualifications
                                      • High
                                        School Diploma or GED (must provide
                                        proof at time of interview)
                                      • One (1) year of experience working
                                        in the health care field (is required)
                                      • Must
                                        hold one or more of the following certifications: (must provide proof at time of interview)
                                        • Certified
                                          Coding specialist (CCS, CCS-P)
                                        • Certified
                                          Professional Coder (CPC)
                                        • Registered
                                          Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
                                        • Registered
                                          Health Information Technician (RHIT)
                                        • Certified
                                          Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR)


                                      Preferred Qualifications
                                      • Registered
                                        Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
                                      • Registered
                                        Health Information Technician (RHIT)
                                      • Familiar with Digital Innovations registry
                                        software

                                      Knowledge, Skills,
                                      Abilities and Other Characteristics

                                      • Working
                                        knowledge of ICD-10 coding
                                      • Excellent
                                        verbal and written communication skills
                                      • Ability
                                        to code using a computerized encoder/abstracting system
                                      • Ability
                                        to operate a PC in a windows environment
                                      • Ability
                                        to multi-task and meet deadlines as needed
                                      • Ability
                                        to adhere to department policies and standards using best practice
                                      • Ability
                                        to maintain a professional demur
                                      • Ability
                                        to work flexible hours
                                      • Ability
                                        to maintain a high level of discretion and maintain confidentiality
                                      • Demonstrate
                                        attention to detail, accuracy, and precision

                                      Benefits Package

                                    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
                                    • Basic Term Life Insurance
                                    • Pension Plan
                                    • Deferred Compensation Program
                                    • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
                                    • You may also qualify for the Public
                                      Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

                                    • For
                                      further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the
                                      following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

                                      VETERAN PREFERENCE

                                      PLEASE READ

                                      When
                                      applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System,
                                      preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the
                                      Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous
                                      service

                                      To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
                                      • Meet the minimum qualifications for the
                                        position.
                                      • Identify self as a Veteran on the
                                        employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the
                                        question, “Are you a Military Veteran?
                                      • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation
                                        at time of application filing. Please
                                        note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s,
                                        or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of
                                        the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before
                                        9/11) or the Department of Homeland
                                        Security (After 9/11). Discharge
                                        papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable
                                        Discharge Status are not acceptable

                                      OR

                                      A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License
                                      which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran may also be attached to the
                                      application at time of filing.

                                      If
                                      items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference

                                      VETERANS
                                      MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD
                                      OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.



                                      MUST
                                      MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.




                                      Degrees awarded outside of the United
                                      States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States'
                                      territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential
                                      evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential
                                      Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential
                                      Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at
                                      time of interview.


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                                      of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory
                                      professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks,
                                      appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a
                                      physical and pre-employment drug screen.

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                                      COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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