Under minimal supervision, ensures all aspects of care for the adult trauma patient are documented and entered in the registry and meet standards of care. Ability to read and interpret clinical data from a medical record. Performs a variety of functions to support the collection and coordination of Trauma Performance Improvement statistics with emphasis on data entry into a comprehensive computerized management system. Collects trauma data for injury research and prevention as well as quality improvement tracking and assures accuracy and confidentiality in the handling of all Trauma registry related matters and is concerned with and active in the improvement of trauma Registry Program within the facility. Works collaboratively with the Trauma Nurse Coordinators. Acts as a resource for nursing staff, physicians, and other ancillary services. Acts as an educator and participates in research and publication activities.
Education 1. Associates Degree in Nursing required. 2. Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred.
Experience 1. Five years professional nursing practice in Trauma/General Surgery, Critical and/or Acute Care, Emergency Care required. 2. Previous trauma registry or trauma services experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Familiarity with ICD10 diagnosis and procedure coding: completion of an Abbreviated Injury Scale Coding Class within 6 months of employment. 2. Ability to interpret clinical data from a medical records: anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology related to traumatic injuries. 3. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 4. Up to date on current trauma rules in Colorado and the American College of Surgeons, and TQIP. 5. Knowledge of the trauma continuum of care including standards (national and regional), guidelines, relevant policies and procedures and clinical care guidelines. 6. Ability to build and foster collegial relationships with key stakeholders at referring facilities. 7. Ability to assist in development, revision, and implementation of protocols, policies and/or guidelines 8. Other duties as assigned
Computers and Technology 1. Microsoft Office Suite 2. Database experience
Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. CPR Certificate required - BLS through the AHA or AMR. 2. Current Colorado RN License required.
Location Denver Health / Hybrid Remote
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.