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Certified Tumor Registrar

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Dallas, TX
$45,700 - $56,800
$22.00 - $28.00
Job Type
Jun 14, 2018
Job ID
Under indirect supervision, identifies, registers, and maintains records of patients treated for cancer to provide data for physicians and research studies, utilizing a tumor registry data system. Analyzes data and disseminates information within established guidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.       Identifies and compiles patient data from a range of relevant sources, including medical facilities and patients, and arranges for data collection as appropriate.
2.       Abstracts data, including patient demographics, diagnostic procedures, history and extent of disease, treatment, follow-up, physician, and related information from medical records; codes data into database according to strict protocol requirements.
3.       Reviews data for completeness and accuracy and follows up with data sources as necessary.
4.       Researches medical and other relevant facilities, clinics, physician offices and pathology laboratories and identifies opportunities for gaining access to cancer data or for conducting special projects and studies, reviews data for accuracy and completeness, and enters information into database. 
5.       Reviews incoming data documentation and performs re-abstracting and case finding for special projects as assigned.
6.       Coordinates the activities of abstractors engaged in the collection of data; quality controls data collected; trains newly hired abstractors as required.
7.       Performs data analysis and prepares reports within protocol parameters of the study and other guidelines.
8.       May review pathology reports, cytology reports, bone marrow reports, autopsy reports, death certificates, disease indices and radiation, oncology and physician logs to identify possible cancer cases.
9.       May work on special studies/projects as assigned or work with researchers on special case reviews.
10.   May prepare cases, create lists, flyers and distribute needed documentation to various departments for various Tumor Board Conferences; work closely with Pathology, Radiology, other physicians and various departments to ensure needed patient studies are available in a timely manner for Conferences; and attend and monitor Conferences.
11.   May perform duties needed to meet accreditation/certification standards.
12.   Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
·         Certified Tumor Registrar (National Cancer Registrar's Association) – Must provide proof
·         Evidence of recent continuing education activities, including state cancer registry trainings and cancer registry association education meetings.
·         Thorough knowledge of abstracting software programs and computer hardware
·         Demonstrated knowledge of Federal Information Laws, Regulations and Statutes, SEER and AJCC staging of malignancies, ICD-O coding for typography and morphology, cancer treatment modalities, and Commission of Cancer Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
·         Ability to develop and follow research methodology and protocol.
·         Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
·         Ability to understand, analyze and interpret medical/forensic information and terminology.
·         Knowledge of medical data collection codes.
·         Ability to verify data input and correct errors.
·         Basic data entry and/or word processing skills.
·         Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
·         Strong word processing and computer data entry skills.
·         Knowledge of data collection techniques.