Catholic Health Initiatives Registrar - Trauma in TACOMA, Washington

Registrar - Trauma


per diem

St. Joseph Medical Center

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

Maintains the Trauma Registry by capturing accurate and complete information on all patients entered into the Trauma Registry, and assisting the Manager in trending aggregate data to evaluate Trauma Program performance. Responsibilities include: identifying patients with diagnosis meeting Trauma criteria; abstracting medical records for trauma registry information, coding their diagnoses according to AIS scoring data; and electronically submitting trauma registry data to the State. Maintains all quality assurance issues related to the registry. Produces reports from the trauma registry for injury research, performance/quality improvement and clinic administration for Manager’s review, to evaluate trauma program performance, and to identify quality improvement opportunities in collaboration with manager.

Essential Duties:

Maintains the Trauma Registry for designated trauma care facility in accordance with current Washington State Administrative Code guidelines and CHI-FH procedures, including abstracting data and accurately coding diagnoses.

Identifies and maintains a comprehensive list of patients with diagnoses meeting Trauma criteria.

Identifies quality improvement issues, complications and trauma system issues during medical records review, and directs those issues to the Manager.

Generates standard and customized reports from the Trauma Registry in support of Trauma program.

Additional Responsibilities:

Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.



Two years’ experience working in an acute care hospital setting that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.

Completion of a recognized course of study from a certified or accredited organization for: Trauma Registrar, Nurse/Medical Assistant, or Health Information Coder preferred.

Work experience in an acute care hospital in an Emergency department preferred.


Certification (CCS and/or A.R.T.) by the American Health Information Management Association preferred.

CSTR (Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries) preferred.

Job Administrative/Clerical


Daily Schedule 7a-330p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0170282

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.