Bachelor's degree in a related field and one year of relevant experience; OR Bachelor's degree and Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification; OR Associate's degree in a related field and three years of relevant experience; OR Associate's degree and two years of relevant experience and CTR certification; OR High School diploma and four years of relevant experience and CTR certification. A Master's degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.
Related field is defined as biology, community / health education, health promotion / communication, clinical laboratory science, health information management / technology, histotechnology, nursing, physician's assistant, public health.
Relevant experience includes medical/disease abstraction/coding, data analysis of health information, quality assurance of health information, healthcare, public health education, professional patient care (e.g., nursing).
Experience working in a state/central tumor registry, hospital tumor registry, other hospital setting, or medical office. Strong personal computer skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software (preferably Excel and Access). Knowledge of the cancer disease process, medical terminology, medical and community and health care delivery system.
Experience providing professional-level training, especially in the area of health. Experience with quality assurance, including auditing a hospital registry for completeness and accuracy. Excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral). Comfortable working both independently and within a team.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work under time constraints. Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).
Assist in identifying, engaging, and implementing reporting from physician offices, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation treatment centers. Monitor reporting facilities for timeliness, completeness and accuracy of cancer case reporting, including interpretation of information from various reports and spreadsheets.
Maintain detailed information in a central database/communication logs. Provide technical advice and assistance as necessary. Conduct physician or facility-based tutorials as needed to elicit cooperation and compliance with reporting requirements.
Participate in casefinding audits as required. Plan, prepare, present and/or participate in education and training sessions for in-house staff or facility-based staff regarding special topics, issues of current interest, or new procedures to be implemented. Plan, prepare, present and/or participate in informational or training sessions at professional meetings and conferences.
Assist with special quality control projects or research studies as needed. Compile written reports and correspondence as necessary. Assist with processing of cancer cases. Assist Registry staff with additional duties as needed.
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification required for satisfactory completion of probationary period.
Conditions of Employment
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