The trauma abstractor systematically identifies trauma patients at LBMC and MCWHLB, and then abstracts data from the medical record for submission to the trauma registry as required by the State of California, LA County EMS Agency, Orange County Department of Health Services, and the American College of Surgeons. The abstractor provides physicians and administration with data needed to maintain a concurrent performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program, peer review data, and to compare our clinical performance with recognized standards.
Essential Job Outcomes & Functions:
The abstractor identifies all trauma patients as required by regional, state, and national guidelines. The abstractor is knowledgeable of pertinent regulatory requirements as well as specific data collection requirements and is able to handle confidential information according to hospital policy. The position interfaces with a variety of other departments and outside agencies, and supports management in achieving a high quality trauma program.
Completion of college-level courses in anatomy and medical terminology, clinical experience as LVN or RN preferred.
Experience coding with ICD-10 CM and competency in scoring injuries using the Abbreviated Injury Scale preferred
Computer data entry experience; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs and of computer file maintenance methods
Ability to work independently
Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or equivalent certification preferred
Completion of American Trauma Society Trauma Registrar’s Course within 12 months of hire
Completion of Association for the Advance of Automobile Medicine (AAAM) Abbreviated Injury Scale Course within 12 months of hire.
Completion of Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) within three years of hire.
Internal Number: LON005707
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