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Trauma Registrar

  2021-09-07     Cottage Health      Santa Barbara  

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (Full Time; 10hr Day Shifts)

The Trauma Registrar is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the trauma registry. The Trauma Registrar identifies all patients that meet trauma registry inclusion criteria, reviews pertinent aspects of the medical records, and completes the abstraction of data from all phases of the patient's care into the trauma registry. The Trauma Registrar must be timely, accurate and complete with all data entry. As part of the trauma team, the Trauma Registrar is key to the identification, documentation and reporting of delays in care, complications, disease specific quality indicators and process improvement opportunities. The Trauma Registrar is responsible for the generation of reports, patient care summaries, and statistical information to support the trauma performance improvement and patient safety program, injury prevention activities, and the trauma research program. The Trauma Registrar assists the medical team in the provision of direct patient care to patients in the outpatient trauma clinic. As a vital member of the trauma service, the Trauma Registrar maintains effective working relationships with patients, families, physicians, nursing and ancillary staff, all departments within the hospital, and community partners.


All job qualifications listed indicate the minimum level necessary to perform this job proficiently.


  • Preferred: Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) by American Trauma Society, CNA, Medical Assistant, E.M.T., Paramedic, or Ortho Tech


  • Minimum: General knowledge of anatomical and medical terminology. Intermediate MS Word and Excel skills.
  • Preferred: Experience with coding, ICD-10, and AIS coding systems


  • Minimum: 2 years of clinical experience in a health care related field
  • Preferred: 1-5 years working as a Trauma Registrar or with Medical Coding or ICD-10

Cottage Health is a leading acute care hospital system, located on the central coast of California, widely known for our superior patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health system operates primarily in Santa Barbara, Ca, since 1888, and consists of three acute care hospitals, a Rehabilitation Hospital, multiple clinics and a multi-site Urgent Care system. Our mission is to serve the central coast communities with excellence, integrity, and compassion. Every day we touch thousands of lives in many different ways, resolute in our mission to put patients first. We take pride in helping our patients get back to living their lives - in the places they love.

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