Tumor Registrar, Tumor

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Tumor Registrar is involved in managing and analyzing clinical cancer information for the purpose of education, research, and outcome measurement. The Tumor Registrar is to ensure that timely, accurate, and complete cancer data is collected and maintained on all types of cancer diagnosed and/or treated within the hospital, while adhering to the standards of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS), Commission on Cancer. The Tumor Registrar is to create an abstract of patient disease from diagnosis, and to assist with lifetime follow-up, and to disseminate this data in accordance with professional ethics. Tumor Registrar will help maintain a registry that is continuously prepared for a American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer survey.

Responsibilities

Abstracting:
  • Obtains core information from the patient's medical records, and other sources as necessary, including, but not limited to: demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, diagnosis, stage, and treatment.
  • Ensure that this data is entered timely and accurately into the Cancer Registry database.

Coding:
  • Code and accurately enter information into the Cancer Registry Database using ICD-O, AJCC Cancer Staging criteria, and the FORDS Manual.
  • Including, but not limited to: topography and morphology.
  • Assist with staging as needed.

Prepares statistical data for reports and graphic presentations for cancer-related committees, national studies, research, and in response to medical staff requests.

Accommodate information requests from other Cancer Registries in a timely manner.

Log all requests into the registry log per ACOS Standards.

Independently research and solve complex abstracting and coding problems.

Assist with preparation of data submissions to the National Cancer Data Base, monthly internal quality reviews, and state audits.

Other Cancer Program Activities:
  • Attend Tumor Boards as needed, note attendance, stage, treatment planning discussion, and attendance.
  • Attend Cancer Performance Improvement Committee meetings quarterly as needed.
  • Participate in educational opportunities annually related to cancer for allied health professionals, at local, state, and/or national level per ACOS standards, to stay informed on standard and staging changes and updates, and to maintain CTR credential.


Qualifications

Education: Associates Degree. Certified Tumor Registrar (or eligible).

Required Skills and Knowledge: Accurate typist; good knowledge of English; ability to code and retrieve data using International Classification for Disease for Oncology.