Trauma Registry Manager - Ben Taub Hospital
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
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.
i. Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
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.