Reviews and enters data on the complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for patients with a cancer diagnosis. Performs follow-up and state reporting functions to ensure proper tracking of cancer patients.
1.Abstracts information on demographic characteristics, diagnostic procedures, diagnosis, extent of disease, and treatment using electronic medical records and health information systems.
2.Reviews clinical records of cancer patients. Determines the stage of the cancer at diagnosis using staging schemas per reporting requirements defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer.
3.Enters pertinent data into the registry database within the required reporting timeline.
4.Submits reports to the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry (NHSCR) of newly identified cancer patients.
5.Responds to inquiries from other cancer registries regarding the treatment and follow-up of shared cancer patients.
6.Responds to data reporting requests for clinicians, researchers and administrators. Interacts with computer programming staff to implement changes and improvements in data base structure.
7.Identifies new cancer patients through review of reports from pathology, DNA studies, cytology, radiation therapy, autopsy, history, and physical reports.
8.Organizes and participates in quality assurance reviews of tumor registry work as defined in Data Quality Assurance plan.
9.Coordinates and attends meetings to be held with the NHSCR.
Associates degree or the equivalent in education and experience required.
Four (4) years of combined medical records and computer database management/ data processing experience.
Extensive knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology required.
Strong organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail desired.
Certified Tumor Registrar