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University of Utah Health Trauma Registrar- remote opportunity in Salt Lake City, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

The Trauma Registrar is responsible for the collection, entry, validation and maintenance of injury data for our Level 1 Trauma Center. Utilizing analytical and cognitive skills, the Trauma Registrar collects trauma data that is used for improvement in clinical care, injury research, epidemiology, prevention initiatives and performance improvement. The registry professional accurately assigns ICD-10 and AIS codes and enters data into the trauma registry, maintaining confidentiality at all times.


  • Participates in all registry-required activities to maintain ACS Verification as a Level One Trauma Center.

  • Performs thorough review of medical record for identification of relevant clinical diagnoses and procedures performed.

  • Assigns appropriate ICD-CM diagnosis, and ICD-10 PCS codes.

  • Assigns appropriate AIS codes and AIS regions.

  • Assigns appropriate activations charges based on patient severity of injury and activation criteria.

  • Understands and adheres to Official AIS Coding and AAAM coding policies as currently published.

  • Understands and adheres to National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) required definitions.

  • Accurately abstracts pertinent data from the patient medical records, and applies ICD-10 and AIS coding accuracy at greater than or equal to 95% accuracy.

  • Completes 100% of records within 60 days of patient discharge.

  • Participates in re-abstraction of 5-10% of all patient records for accuracy and validation.

  • Identifies, prepares, and distributes a list of trauma patients for all clinical services within the Trauma Program.

  • Prepares bi-weekly summaries on all trauma-related mortalities for trauma review committee.

  • Participates in data retrieval for statistics, performance improvement projects, and IRB approved research studies.

  • Prepares and submits monthly trauma data submissions to the State of Utah Department of Health, and submits data quarterly to the American College of Surgeons Total Quality Improvement Program (ACS-TQIP).

  • Participates in monthly ACS-TQIP educational quizzes, and conferences calls.

  • Participates in quarterly State of UT Trauma User Group (UT-TUG) meetings, and periodic trainings.

  • Completes a minimum of eight (8) hours of registry-specific continuing education per year.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Mastery level knowledge of ICD-10 and AIS coding conventions & use of coding nomenclature.

  • Mastery level knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology and pathophysiology.

  • Proficient in all service lines of varying complexity.

  • Solid understanding of trauma related quality initiatives.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with clinical staff and other hospital personnel.

  • Knowledge of healthcare IT systems, preferably EPIC, TraumaBase, Microsoft Office.

  • Strict attention to detail.


Qualifications Required

  • Current CCA, CCS, CPC, RHIT, or RHIA Certification.

  • Demonstrated advanced medical terminology.

  • Minimum of one year inpatient coding experience.

  • Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialist (CAISS) from AAAM within one year of hire.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in a related field.

  • Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

We are University of Utah Health.

Physical Requirements

Listening, Manual Dexterity, Sitting, Speaking, Standing

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 53741
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Monday-Friday- 30hrs./week
Location Name 525 Plaza
Patient Care? No
City Salt Lake City
State UT
Category Coding / Health Information