Trauma Registrar

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 63352

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor-Trauma Quality Assessment, abstracts a variety of trauma related data from patients' medical records and enters into the Trauma Registry for use in quality assessment and research activities. Analyzes registry data; disseminates information in accordance with professional ethics. Preserves confidentiality and security of patient data stored in the registry files.


Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. 1 Abstracts a variety of data from patients' medical records and enters into the Trauma Registry.
  2. Organizes input and maintains patient computer data to ensure conformance to registry operational standards; preserves the confidentiality and security of patient data stored in the registry files.
  3. Assists with data collection for quality assessment/management, special studies and research purposes. Prepares appropriate reports.
  4. Performs a variety of functions related to Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation standards compliance and Trauma Center accreditation such as PIPS Participation, research, site survey preparation, and committee work.
  5. Compiles data for and prepares regularly scheduled or special reports, analyses and statements.
  6. Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer software applications.A. Interface with outside agencies
  7. Performs database management by maintaining appropriate records, reports, and files as required.
  8. Trauma Registry participation in inter-rater should be maintained at multidisciplinary conferences that deal with the review and analysis of trauma registry data.
  9. Retains authority, responsibility and accountability for direction and maintenance of the trauma registry and ensuring that it maintains at a minimum, a target of 85% of the cases abstracted within 42 days of discharge.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years
    • Min. Field of ExperienceHealth-related field/allied health
    • Req. Course(s)/TrainingWithin one year of hire, the Registrar will complete the Basic Trauma Registry Course and the ATS Trauma Registrar Course. Previous completion of the PTSF Intermediate or Advanced Registrar Course fulfills the above requirements. Other equivalent courses are acceptable based upon objectives.
    • The Association of the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Injury Scaling Course (Registrars in the role prior to October 1, 2016 must have completed requirements by October 2017).
    • Continuing Ed./CompetencyThe Trauma Registrar must have evidence of continuing education related to the trauma registry which includes eight hours of continuing education per year and can be fulfilled by attendance at PTSF Registry Conferences, internal, external and/or online opportunities.
  • Minimum Education:
    • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training (Medical secretarial or medical record technician program)
  • Physical Demands:
    • Mostly sedentary work
  • Skills:
    • OtherKnowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, ICD-9/ICD-10 CM coding, computer competency, database management
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

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York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)