Trauma Registrar Salary
|Salary||$35,300 - $84,500|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$28,536 - $55,412|
|Hourly Rate||$13.50 - $25.44|
|Overtime||$15.93 - $41.43|
|Total Pay (||$28,536 - $55,412|
Job Description for Trauma Registrar
Trauma registrars work in hospitals and are responsible for collecting and verifying the data of admitted trauma patients, as well as coding and entering this data into a database. Strong computer skills, along with typing and medical coding skills, are essential for this position, and report-making skills are also necessary to organize and present data to management and other departments.Read More...
Trauma registrars must pay close attention to detail and double-check data to ensure that it is entered correctly. They may retrieve data for the organization to contribute to the improvement of both service and research; this must be done in accordance with company policies and local and federal data laws. They must also provide data to the billing office in order to obtain reimbursement.
An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in health information management or a related field may be required for this position, and some employers require their registrars to be certified specialists in trauma registries, while others only require data entry experience. Because many trauma-admitted patients have been involved in serious accidents, those in this position must be professional, but also courteous and understanding of the feelings of patients and their families. Much of the work of this job is done in front of a computer, but some duties involve visiting patients in different parts of the hospital, so the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time is also important.
Trauma Registrar Tasks
- Perform case audits and reviews to ensure accuracy of data.
- Abstract and code clinical data.
- Prepare data reports for review by management staff.
- Attain follow-up data by reviewing medical records, physician notes and interviewing patients.
- Compile, organize and report medical case data.
Popular Skills for Trauma Registrar
Survey results suggest that Trauma Registrars use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, Data Analysis, Medical Terminology, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry, Abstracting, and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding. Data Analysis and Medical Coding are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.
Pay by Experience Level for Trauma Registrar
Pay by Experience for a Trauma Registrar has a positive trend. An entry-level Trauma Registrar with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 162 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Trauma Registrar with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Trauma Registrar which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 42 salaries. A Trauma Registrar with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 10 salaries.
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