Trauma Registrar

Northern Michigan Hospital Mount Clemens , MI 48043

Posted 4 months ago

Dept: Trauma Services

Hours per pay period: 80

Schedule: 06:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the abstraction, entry, and submission of data on all trauma patients receiving care at McLaren Macomb. Assists with other aspects of the Trauma Program as assigned.

Essential Functions and

  • In conjunction with the Clinical Trauma Registrar, identifies all trauma admissions, transfers, and deaths, using clinical identifiers and inclusion / exclusion criteria defined by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) through emergency department logs.

  • Runs the daily trauma rounding list of patients to ensure accuracy based on the emergency department admission logs.

  • Collects data on every trauma patient using a medical center specific abstract form or through direct entry into the registry. Works with various transferring hospitals, EMS agencies, coroner's offices and other entities as needed for data retrieval.

  • Ensures accurate and timely entry of data into established database.

  • In conjunction with the Trauma Department personnel, revises the abstract form to remain current with the required data elements specific to:

  • NTDB


  • TQIP

  • State of Michigan

  • Maintains integrity of registry. Completes a validation tool to ensure accuracy.


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2 years data abstraction / entry. Experience with registry software preferred. Must possess hospital or medical field experience, including a solid understanding and working knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology.

  • Successful completion of a Trauma Registry Course and AIS-2005 Course within the first year of employment


  • Associates degree in health-care related area

  • Certified Coding Specialist

  • Previous Registrar and / or medical record experience

  • Achieve and maintain trauma registrar certification.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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Trauma Registrar

Northern Michigan Hospital