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Trauma Registrar

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Support II 
Requisition #:  64763



Performs all functions of case finding, abstraction, database maintenance, report production, and patient follow-up for the trauma registry. Ensures that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is in compliance with state reporting requirements and will fulfill criteria for accreditation as set forth by the American College of Surgeons as designated through the state office of EMS and Trauma. Codes and categorizes data and collects data elements falling under the criteria set forth by national trauma databases. Supports trauma data management for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta system. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • No professional certifications required


  • 2 years of experience in a medical registry or database
  • 1 year of experience in ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding in a hospital setting


  • Technical degree in Allied Health or Bachelor’s degree
  • Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)


  • High degree of clerical accuracy with attention to detail and ability to organize data
  • Good problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy/physiology
  • Computer literacy


  1. Networks with all ancillary departments (e.g., surgery, medical records, quality, and performance improvement) to ensure that all monitored cases are identified.
  2. Abstracts all reportable cases to meet the Georgia Central Trauma Registry, Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission, National Trauma Data Bank, and any additional data items as requested within 48 hours of discharge dependent on availability of medical record.
  3. Coordinates medical record abstracting, identifies the principal and secondary diagnoses and procedures, and enters all pertinent medical record data into the trauma registry.
  4. Provides updates and generates reports daily to check the registry for accuracy. 
  5. Ensures that all new trauma death cases and discrepancies are processed through the Trauma Peer Review committee.
  6. Performs all functions of Trauma Peer Review committee preparation, including schedule preparation, recording and transcription of meeting minutes, coordination of audio-visual equipment, meeting room preparation, and catering.
  7. Serves as an integral component of the data management team at Egleston and Scottish Rite, working closely with Trauma Coordinators and physicians.
  8. Performs registry database maintenance, including entry of all extended database data elements per Georgia Central Trauma Registry and National Trauma Data Bank standards.
  9. Participates in 75 percent of Georgia Committee for Trauma Excellence meetings and serves on Georgia Committee for Trauma Excellence data and registry bi-monthly subcommittee.
  10. Demonstrates understanding and supports family-centered care philosophy.
  11. Complies with infection control, safety, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration procedures and regulations.
  12. Meets all in-service requirements as outlined in Personnel Policy #8312-702-92, Nursing Policy #6000-112A-85, and additional departmental requirements if applicable.
  13. Assists physicians with literature requests and information searches.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Not Present
Climbing - Not Present
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Not Present
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Not Present


No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 2, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Administrative/Clerical Supp - Administrative/Clerical Supp

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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