Banner Health Trauma Registrar in Tucson, Arizona

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Banner University Medical Center - Tucson Campus is looking for an experienced Trauma Registrar to join our Team!

We are the only Level One Trauma Center in Southern Arizona.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned trauma registrar that is currently a certified specialist through ATS, experience with EPIC, ICD-10, medical terminology, and can abstract complex medical records & enter the data into our system.

This position has the opportunity to work in the office & remotely.

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About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson

Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program. For more information about Tucson, please visit:

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position develops, implements and participates in trauma registry data entry practices that ensure accurate data, timely data entry and timely reports to meet criteria for Level I Trauma Center requirements. Is responsible for the daily collection and management of the trauma registry database. Acts as a member of the multi-disciplinary trauma team to support patient quality and performance improvement initiatives and to submit data to state and national entities. The primary role is the collection, abstraction and entering of clinical data for all trauma patients admitted to or evaluated by the trauma service.

Essential Functions

  • For all seriously injured trauma victims, collects all required information, reviews multiple medical records, and abstracts basic patient demographics, clinical procedures, clinical and diagnostic results. Enters abstracts and data, maintains, retrieves, and analyzes records related to the trauma patient's history, diagnosis, therapy, and outcome.

  • Using scaling and scoring tools such as ICD-9-CM, Trauma Score, Revised Trauma Score, Abbreviated Injury Score, Injury Severity Score, TRISS and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) developed by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), codes injuries and procedures for the database as required for clinical care, research, benchmarking and accreditation; accurately codes each, using the AIS Abbreviated Injury Scale, ICD-9 and CPT coding tools. Ensures the hospital remains compliant with all standards as they relate to Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons, National Trauma Data Base and Adult Level I accreditation.

  • Maintains the Trauma Registry database in compliance with state regulations and certification requirements. Assists team with documentation and management of the registry database as it relates to clinical research, benchmarking and accreditation.

  • Develops and produces timely reports as requested by administration and/or the American College of Surgeons for accreditation initiatives and re-verification.

  • Works as an integral part of the hospital and trauma quality and performance improvement initiatives. As assigned, maintains agendas, schedules, minutes and integrates information from quality meetings and initiatives into the registry.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a level of education equivalent to that of a Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or certified coder, including advanced education in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

Must have a level of experience and ability in coding, abstracting and data management as normally acquired over two or more years of clinical and/or experience in a coding or clinical data management position. Requires the ability to interpret and comprehend information contained within the patients medical record and to find all ancillary information required by the Trauma Registry. Requires the ability to abstract registry data from the patients medical/health record using the above standard setters with regard to abstracting and coding procedures.Must have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple work projects and tasks.

Exceptional data entry and data management skill sets are required. Must be able to work effectively with common office computer software, the Trauma Registry software, the electronic medical records system and databases, spreadsheet and graphical programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Registered Health Information Technologist or Registered Health Information Administrator certification (RHIT or RHIA)Certified specialist Trauma Registry (CSTR) preferred.LPN or RN preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Job Number 200300

Facility Banner - University Medical Center Tucson

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Department Banner-- Univ Med Ctr Tucson - Trauma-Facility

Position Type FT: Full-Time

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Street Address 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

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City & State US-AZ-Tucson

Posting Category Surgery Services

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