Cancer Registrar

UNC REX Healthcare

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This position collects extensive data on all new cancer and/or bone marrow transplant patients seen at UNC Hospitals, as required by state law and according to regulations established by various state and national registries

*This position is remote or onsite in the RTP Area
*We are hiring for full time, part time and PRN (Per Diem) positions.
*Location - UNC Rex: Candidate must reside in one of the following states to be considered for these roles: NC, AZ, AR, FL, IA, KY, MD, MS, SC, WI


1. Codes, summarizes, sequences, and stages extracted information according to extensive and complex rules. Performs necessary research, analysis, interpretation and decision-making to best abstract, stage or sequence information.
2. Composes explanatory comments to supplement codes. Conceptualizes the case as a whole and determines what types of supplementary information would augment the data provided by the codes.
3. Conducts quality control activities such as auditing records and conducting data review meetings. Participates with multidisciplinary teams in creating, organizing and providing documentation of established procedures necessary for accreditation.
4. Creates case abstracts for cancer patients, extracting data items from the various medical records
5. Follows-up on each case abstracted for the life of the patient. Ensures that follow-up information is collected for each case annually. Extracts the required information from in-house or external sources. May communicate through written correspondence or telephone to obtain needed data
6. Responds to requests for information. Creates queries to extrapolate data completes ad hoc and routinized reports of data
7. Serves as a liaison within industry and regional groups. Assists with collaborative studies.

Other information

Education Requirements:

● Associate's degree in Health Information Management or related field.

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

● Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)

Professional Experience Requirements:

● Six (6) months of cancer tumor registry experience.

Job Details:

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH
Entity: UNC REX Healthcare
Organization Unit: Rex Cancer Registry
Work Type: Full Time, part time or per diem
Standard Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh/remote
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

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