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Trauma/Burn Clinical Data Abstractor

Requisition #: 386146
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Non-Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Oct. 5, 2021

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Requisition #: 386146

Location: 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287


Full Time (40 hours)

Day Shift, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Position Summary:

The Clinical Data Abstractor is responsible for complete and accurate data abstraction from the electronic medical record (EMR) and professionally coding and entering data into the Maryland State Trauma and Burn Registries. The clinical data abstractor, an essential contributor to both the trauma and burn programs, is responsible for report writing utilizing analytical cognitive and leadership skills. Data is used for injury research, epidemiology, and performance improvement and prevention initiatives. High quality data begins with high quality data entry, for which the clinical data abstractor is responsible. The Clinical Data Abstractor reports directly to the Pediatric Trauma and Burn Program Manager and may receive direction from the Trauma Director, Burn Director and the Trauma and Burn Performance Improvement Coordinator.


  • Bachelor's degree required. Two years of relevant work experience may be substituted for one year of required education.
  • Courses in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology, ICD-9/ICD-10-CM coding, AIS 2005 coding
  • Knowledge of computer software databases
  • Completion of the American Trauma Society Registrar Course, the Association of the Advancement of Automotive Medicines Injury Scaling Course, and the AIS course within one year of hire

Work Experience:

Minimum of twelve months related experience in a healthcare setting--pre-hospital or hospital--required.


Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR) certification preferred, or successful completion of the exam within two years of hire


  • Requires a solid knowledge base and comprehension of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology
  • Requires a complete understanding of the unique functions of each clinical area
  • Requires knowledge of current medical coding (ICD-9/ICD-10-CM codes)
  • Requires intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to build on skill set
  • Requires effective customer service skills
  • Requires organizational skills, including ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Requires ability to communicate via documentation, telephone, computer and directly
  • Ability to type at least 50 wpm
  • Requires math ability
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form
  • Experience with direct exposure to trauma/burn patient management preferred
  • Requires proficiency in abstracting data and entry into selected databases. Must be able to demonstrate medical coding principles. Requires strong analytical ability to analyze, interpret and summarize pertinent clinical data. Requires excellent interpersonal communication skills sufficient to interact with internal and external resources in the retrieval of clinical data.
  • Requires organizational skills and ability to work independently. Requires maintenance of confidentiality of patient data.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff members. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a tobacco-free at work policy. Employees must refrain from using any tobacco products during their work shifts — including while at lunch or on breaks, and whether they are on or off campus.


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