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Trauma Registrar - Trauma (Per Diem)

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Select benefits (0-19 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Variable
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Trauma Registrar - Trauma (Per Diem) for a per diem, Variable shift position.

Req ID: 173090



This position is responsible for managing Trauma Registry activities and facilitating continuous quality assessment and improvement in the delivery of trauma care by data collection, data management, data analysis, and reporting of trauma program activities and results.



  1. Abstract patient data identified in the Trauma Registry and generate monthly, quarterly and semi-annual reports to state, regulatory and other trauma agencies for the purpose of planning, management, and quality assurance.
  2. If applicable, may maintain: Trauma Committee records, minutes, agenda and other appropriate documentation; Trauma Program policies, procedures and forms.
  3. Participate in the preparation and maintenance of hospital Trauma Center designation.
  4. Supports concurrent review and data entry as well as ensures data submission to the State and other applicable agencies (i.e. National Trauma Data Bank, Trauma Quality Improvement Program, etc.) in the required timeframe.
  5. May coordinate Injury Prevention database.
  6. If applicable: facilitate and provide oversight of Trauma Registry updates as required by state DOH; participate and maintain currency of Trauma Registry Data Dictionary; participate in data validation process to ensure data accuracy.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.





  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Medical terminology.



  • Minimum of three years’ experience in healthcare (trauma) industry which includes a detailed knowledge of medical terminology, and medical records.
  • Formal training in ICD-10 coding preferred.
  • Minimum of one year directly related work experience abstracting and coding information using ICD-10 CM inpatient coding experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of anatomy course preferred.



  • Certified Trauma registrar preferred
  • Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) coding preferred
  • CCA (Certified Coding Specialist) preferred.



  • Proficient computer/keyboarding skills, including MS Office applications with emphasis on Excel.
  • Excellent customer service, communication and public relations skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work in environment with predetermined productivity standards after orientation and training.



  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.            
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.      
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.       
  • Job duties occasionally require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (less than 34% of work time).                                            


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $22.51, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Bellingham || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Clerical || Per Diem/Relief || EMERGENCY SVCS

Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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