Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Certified Trauma Registrar

    Job Title
    Certified Trauma Registrar
    Job ID
    27726271
    Location
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location
    Description

    Trauma Registrar: Full Time, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. Remote option available. 

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.

    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Full-time Trauma Registrar  who will embrace our rich and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 


    This position is responsible for the collection of disease specific data collection composed of uniform data elements that describes the injury event, demographics, pre-hospital information, diagnosis, care, outcomes, and costs of treatment of injured patients.  Ensures high-quality data is entered into the Trauma Registry where accurate information can be analyzed by the Trauma Center.
      

    The Trauma Registrar:

    • Collects disease specific data composed of uniform data elements that describes the injury event, demographics, pre-hospital information, diagnosis, care, outcomes and costs of treatment to the trauma patients.

    • Ensures that the data populating the trauma registry is accurate, valid and reliable as possible.

    • Assists the trauma division in performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program by running specific reports from the Trauma Registry that reviews care provided to patients and to identify variations in the processes and outcomes for groups of trauma patients.

    • Collects and maintains statistical data for the hospital's trauma services including trauma registry.  Generate standard and custom reports in a timely fashion.

    • Represents the trauma service at the Multidisciplinary Trauma Service meetings and survey activities.

    • Reviews software available from vendors to run on  personal computers devoted to trauma services and trauma    registry activities. Ensures new software is compatible with existing systems and ensures that trauma service operating protocols are accommodated.

    • Orients division personnel on the use of trauma service computer software, including operating system commands and procedures to obtain trauma service information.  

    • Participates in the establishment and implementation of the trauma services budget.

    • Investigates incidents and/or problems relating to trauma registry.

    • Assesses daily admission procedures for trauma patients to ensure proper identification is attained and to ensure that trauma protocols are initiated.

    • Participates in activities to enhance technical and professional growth.

    • Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.

    • Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.

    • Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.

    • Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.

    • Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.

    • Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.

    • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.


    Minimum Requirements Include:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management or a related healthcare field preferred 

    • Completed the American Trauma Society’s Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program

    • Certification by the American Trauma Society’s Registrar Certification Board, with a designation of certified specialist in trauma registries (CSTR) or equivalent



    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    • Work-life balance

    • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise

    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    • 100% Tuition Remission for employees and their dependent children


    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 


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    Required Skills

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management or a related healthcare field preferred
     
    Completed the American Trauma Society’s Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program
     
    Certification by the American Trauma Society’s Registrar Certification Board, with a designation of certified specialist in trauma registries (CSTR) or equivalent
     
    2 years of experience in data entry, emergency, trauma or critical care settings.

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