Job Description

Cancer Registrar

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Under supervision of the cancer registry manager, the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) reviews a variety of case finding sources to identify patients to be reported to the state and national databases according to regulation.  The CTR reviews patient documentation and diagnostic information to assign and report codes for diagnosing and treating cancers.  The CTR performs tasks as needed to comply with all cancer program accreditation

The Cancer Registrar also:

  • Abstract all enterprise cancer cases, analytic and non-analytic, according to policy and procedure, assign codes for treatments, procedures and diagnoses according to appropriate classification systems such as: ICD-9-CM; ICD-10-CM; ICD-O-3; American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS CoC) Guidelines; Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS); American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) Tumor, Nodes, Metastasis (TNM) & Collaborative Staging/Coding; and Surveillance of Epidemiology and End Results(SEER) guidelines. (70%)
  • Perform daily case finding of cancer cases as indicated per cancer registry policy and procedure. (10%)
  • Assist in coordinating cancer committee meetings.  Serve as the required CTR member of the cancer committee.  Take minutes and assist with completing the survey application record. (10%)
  • Organize cancer conferences according to cancer registry policy and procedure and in compliance   with Commission on Cancer.  (10%)

Education/Experience Level

  • Certified Tumor Registrar (with Associates Degree in HIM) required, with at least 8 years experience.
  • Previous experience required performing hospital abstracting and knowledge of submission to state registries.
  • Previous experience in managing stakeholders
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • College Degree or Associate Degree Preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office - specifically Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook required
  • Knowledge of Excel Tables and Data Bases
  • Knowledge of ICDO and ICD9 coding required
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Record (EHR) required
  • General office skills in typing required
  • Computer skills required.  Knowledge in cancer software data basis; (for example) Rocky Mountain IMPAC (Metriq), CNEX, ERS, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience with medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.  Oncology work setting a plus.

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We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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