ED Trauma Registrar - Systems & Data Analyst RN

Nursing ServicesEmergency Department Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

Title: Trauma Registrar/Systems and Data Analyst RN - 553782126

Department: Emergency Care

Reports To: Director, Emergency Care

Status:   Full-time

Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm


Primarily responsible for the identification of trauma patients, clinical chart abstraction, coding and injury scaling and entering information into the trauma registry. Responsible for data collection, both abstracting and analyzing, data entry and data completion of the trauma patient population. Responsible for data submission/distribution/report generation to/for the appropriate parties within the designated time frame. Assists with projects under the direction of the Trauma Program Manager as needed.Registered Staff Nurse licensed in the state of Georgia who demonstrates expertise in utilizing the nursing process in providing care for infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients experiencing both acute and chronic changes in the normal health process. The RN is responsible for managing care of assigned patients.


Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with an Associate’s degree. Completion of Association of Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Course and the American Trauma Society’s Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program within 12 months of hire and 8 hours of continuing education related to the trauma registry.

Licensure: Nursing license as RN required

Experience: A minimum of three years of hospital emergency services operations is required.

Preferred work experience:

  • Performance Improvement
  • Developing and maintaining Level I, II or III Trauma designation
  • Proficient in Trauma Registry
  • Physician Relations

Skills:          A self-motivated, detail, outcome, and service-oriented individual that can accurately set priorities, possesses precise written and verbal communication, problem solving, organizational and technical skills and requires minimal management supervision. A technical and functional understanding of hospital and related information systems that will allow credibility in the eyes of hospital and HMC management end users, Emergency Services personnel, consultants and vendors.

The ideal candidate should possess administrative, operational and technical skills necessary to properly identify, justify and fulfill departmental regulatory and compliance requirements; ability to work with and utilize to the best advantage the Hamilton Health Care System representatives of various vendors and consultants; a mature individual with a strong sense of organization and the ability to develop long range plans while maintaining control over current responsibilities.


Typical office/information system environment subject to frequent interruption, high stress and heavy deadline requirements. The employee is frequently working with sensitive and confidential information and must be able to maintain control, effectively establish and update priorities and exercise accurate judgement during high stress and peak workload periods. The individual must be able to communicate effectively with management, members of the staff, system users and the system vendors in order to complete their responsibilities. The employee must have the expertise and be available to work all three shifts during the week and on weekends, based on the needs of the department. A flexible schedule is required in order to accommodate on-call and other responsibilities.