Trauma Data Analyst

Ascension Health Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 months ago

We Are Hiring

Trauma Data Analyst

  • Trauma Services

Full Time , Day

Dell Children's Medical Center

  • Austin , TX

Why Join Ascension?

At Seton, we're using the power of purpose to change healthcare for the better.

As part of Ascension's Texas Ministry Market we do this through collaboration. Seton brings great minds and proven results from the across the nation together. From the best hires and strategic plans for growth, to the proactive connections we make within our community, we reach out to move ahead. Now, partnering with the University of Texas to build the new Dell Seton Medical Center, our future looks brighter than ever.

We do this in force. With more than 12,800 associates, Seton is the leading healthcare service provider in Central Texas as well as its second largest employer. We serve an eleven county area of more than 1.8 million people. We have five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, three primary care clinics for the uninsured, and an increasing number of storefront care locations.

We do this with vision. Since our founding in 1902, Seton has led the way in Austin --- expanding thoughtfully and with purpose; caring for our neighbors, because we know them so well. As a non-profit with a mission --- rather than a bottom line --- guiding us, improving health at a community level is our number one priority.


It's our home, and our heart.

Located at the center of Texas hill country --- just a few hours from Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio --- Austin offers an appealing blend of hometown comfort and high-tech care. Whether you are looking for a vibrant nightlife and live music, recreational areas and activities, family-friendly fun, or educational offerings, Austin is a city that not only calls to you, but gently encourages you to sit down and stay awhile.

With cultural diversity, a mild climate (and truly great outdoors), attractive and affordable housing options, and no state income tax, Austin is a feel-good choice for a rewarding way of life.

The way we connect,

the lives we affect.

The Seton Healthcare Family is always looking for dedicated, talented professionals willing to share their hearts with those we serve. Being part of our close-knit team means performing to a higher standard. Embracing innovation, while understanding the importance of individual connections. And continually collaborating, learning and growing to realize new levels of personal and professional satisfaction.

What You Will Do

As a Trauma Data Analyst with Dell Children's Medical Center , you will have the opportunity to identify trauma patient population based on established criteria , perform entry of data into the trauma registry with accuracy and efficiency , and attend daily trauma rounds to capture information on treatment and injury complications


  • Identify trauma patient population based on established criteria

  • Demonstrate competence in injury , procedure and mechanism coding

  • Complete the appropriate billing on all trauma patients

  • Perform entry of data into trauma registry with accuracy and efficiency

  • Demonstrate competence in data management , to include protection of privacy , integrity and quality based on established standards

  • Function as an active member of the self directed Trauma Service staff by: assuming accountability in problem solving departmental and organizational issues , and being accountable for personal education enrichment to further technical skills

  • Use clinical awareness to review patient care concurrently and retrospectively for events that fail audit filters and medical quality improvement indicators or otherwise indicate a need for review or corrective action

  • Complete data abstraction on patients who will be entered into the trauma registry

  • Attend daily trauma rounds to capture information on treatment and injury complications

  • Follow up with EMS agencies to obtain missing run sheets

  • Participate in data quality monitoring on a consistent and timely basis as defined by the needs of the program

  • Identify and record quality improvement issues identified in the initial data entry of the trauma patient record , and those issues identified by the trauma clinicians during the patients hospital stay , in the trauma registry

  • Perform a review of abstract each month selected by the Trauma Program Manager for abstraction and entry accuracy

  • Prepare data analysis for Trauma Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Committee meetings

  • Perform data analysis and reports as requested by the Trauma Medical Director , Trauma Program Director and Trauma Program Manager as requested

  • Prepare and submit data to the: ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric , Texas DSHS Trauma, Brain Injury, and Drowning Registries , and Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council

  • Maintain a request log of all information released by the registry

  • Maintain a change log of changes that have occurred in the trauma registry

  • Compiles recurring and / or ad hoc reports of data in a timely manner

  • Perform statistical and / or data analysis utilizing registry query tools , Microsoft Excel and / or Access software

  • Participate in in the planning and execution of research projects

  • Participate in community activities / committees to maintain professional involvement with individual / groups concerned with emergency / trauma care

  • Participate in regular staff development and continuing education events to maintain state-of-the art computer and clinical skills / knowledge

  • Initiate independent learning activities to increase understanding and update skills

What You Will Need


  • Diploma

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

  • None required.

Preferred Experience:

  • Trauma registry experience
  • CAISS certification is preferred
  • CSTR certification for trauma registry is preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family's goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.

It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Trauma Data Analyst

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