JOB SUMMARY: The Trauma Registry Manager (TRM) performs concurrent chart review and extrapolates data for complete and accurate database of identified trauma patients. The TRM develops and implements quality assurance processes to evaluate care and cost factors of trauma care as well as accuracy of data being submitted to local, state and national registries. This manager is able to perform all skills and tasks as a Trauma Registrar, as well as supervise the day-to-day operations including productivity, and performance improvement activities of the Trauma Registry and Trauma Coordinators. The TRM facilitates and coordinates communications and processes of computerized trauma systems with the Harris Health System, Southeast Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, American College of Surgeons TQIP program and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The TRM is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the nursing leadership team, this manager establishes a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The TRM ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The TRM is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The TRM mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in nursing organizations, nursing research, and activities within the community.
Education: i. Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Licensure/Certification: i. Current Registered Nurse license from Texas Board of Nursing; ii. Certification in a Trauma Registrar Course; iii. TCRN required within two years; iv. Two years' experience in AIS and ICD-10 coding; v. Must have (2) years of progressive Trauma Registry experience; vi. Certification as a Trauma Registry Specialist vii. American College of Surgeons TQIP knowledge base and experience. viii. AIS, AAAM, TQIP, ICD-10 coding;
Work Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience with trauma registry software, generating trauma registry reports and creating queries. Experience with trauma quality metrics and TQIP specific indicators.
Management/Experience: Supervisory and management experience required
Equipment Operated: Trauma Registry Software Applications preferably Traumabase. Computer skills in Windows environment, word processing, managing database and reporting spreadsheet format (i.e.) Excel, Power Point, Access, Word, IBM.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing: Correspondence, Reports
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, PC, Research, Statistical, Word
Work Schedule: Holidays, Flexible, On Call
Other Requirements: Excellent interpersonal skills.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.