Position #: 0844
Maintains patient and employee confidentiality and security of stored patient data at all times.
Performs case-finding throughout Capital Health using appropriate standard setter criteria.
Assigns accurately the stage of disease and clinical codes utilizing guidelines from Seer Summary staging guide, AJCC, ICD-O and WHO with higher than 90 percent accuracy.
Generates timely and appropriate follow-up as needed.
Contacts physicians, clinics, other hospitals and cancer registries for additional treatment and/or staging information to complete each abstract.
Generates accurate data and graphs as assigned or requested, in a timely manner depending on the complexity of the report.
Transmits data to specific agencies as assigned.
Recommends measures to correct any deficiencies.
Supports all aspects of meetings efficiently including but not limited to: agenda, content, room set-up, A/V equipment management, etc. as needed or assigned.
Participates in activities related to cancer program development as needed. Adapts easily to changing department demands. Participates in and completes all job duties timely and accurately.
Documents all data requests and/or Q/A activity in the yearly Data Request / Q/A Log
Associates Degree or Associates Degree from an accredited school of nursing.
Tumor Registrar Certification required.
One year abstracting experience in a hospital cancer registry.
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrates good organizational skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word). Proficient in METRIQ cancer registry software system preferred. RHIA/RHIT is helpful but not necessary.
Frequent physical demands include:
Occasional physical demands include: Sitting , Standing , Walking , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities
Continuous physical demands include: Keyboard use/repetitive motion
Lifting Floor to Waist 25 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 25 lbs.