Coordinator/Cancer Registry



The essential duties and responsibilities of a Coordinator/Cancer Registry include:

-Maintaining an environment of safety for patients, self and others
-Demonstrating a working knowledge of all Cancer Registry job duties
-Maintaining current CTR credentials and proficiencies including all data quality standards, coding guidelines, policies and procedures, and resources to ensure coding knowledge and skills remain current
-Acting as a liaison for outside organizations and associations like the American Cancer Society, the NC Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control, the NCCCR and state and national professional organizations
-Monitoring daily workflow and work assignments to ensure compliance with key performance indicators
-Collaborating with the Manager to flex and coordinate staffing, work schedules and workflow for optimal utilization and productivity
-Participating in case findings, abstractions, coding of patients, cancer related information, treatment, staging and follow up for all cancer patients seen and/or diagnosed
-Ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness of case findings, abstractions and follow up activities of the Cancer Registry
-Performing and/or coordinating quality audits on registry data to ensure compliance with ACoS CoC and NAPBC standards and to ensure national evidence-based guidelines and coding principles are used for complete, timely, accurate and consistent abstractions and to preserve data integrity
-Monitoring cancer program activities and the computerized data management system to ensure they are in compliance with ACoS requirements for an approved Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program and NAPBC
-Maintaining patient computer data to ensure conformance to ACoS requirements and to meet the needs of the users
-Providing support for registrars to ensure that goals are met and providing feedback to the Manager for performance reviews of staff
-Preserving the confidentiality and security of patient data stored in the tumor registry database
-Managing and analyzing registry data for the purposes of quality, education, research, outcomes, productivity and compliance with NC and CoC requirements
-Ensuring the timely reporting of cancer incidence data to NC Central Cancer Registry (NCCCR), RQRS and National Cancer Database
-Working with the team to improve the accuracy, integrity and quality of abstracts, ensuring minimal variation in abstraction practices, improving the quality of documentation within the body of the abstract, reporting issues, trends and feedback to the Manager and working closely with the Manager to review and improve processes and services
-Designing and coordinating reports using Registry data, preparing and disseminating statistical data, narrative summaries and comparisons, survival analyses, graphic presentations, tables and charts for studies and the annual report
-Participating in the reporting process through identification of the population to be selected, determination of data collection methodologies, performance of data analysis and editing/formatting reports
-Coaching, facilitating, investigating issues and acting as the primary resource for conflict resolutions coding questions
-Coordinating the training and orientation of all staff with the Manager
-Identifying training needs based on review findings and trends for registry staff to ensure data quality and compliance with NC and CoC requirements
-Distributing meeting notices, agendas and minutes, scheduling rooms and arranging catering as needed
-Reporting team and individual work accomplishments, problems, progress in mastering tasks and work processes, and individual and team training needs to the Manager
-Leading and participating in departmental team meetings, committees and/or tasks forces
-Organizing and scheduling weekly and monthly educational conferences with Wake AHEC and others
-Participating in educational activities at local, state and national tumor registrar associations
-Keeping abreast of changes in reference materials and current literature relative to tumor registry
-Attending continuing education programs, maintaining up-to-date reference manuals and demonstrating a working knowledge of new and revised procedures for compliance with accrediting agencies and the state cancer registry
-Assisting in the development and implementation of changes in Cancer Registry policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation changes

Other duties may be assigned.


Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in Life Science, Medical Records, Nursing or a Allied Health field, have a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certificate, at least three (3) years of CTR experience, preferably in a comprehensive community cancer program, extensive knowledge of the Tumor Registry coding principles, and knowledge of NC regulations for reporting and ACoS Commission on Cancer and NAPBC accreditation standards.

Primary Location: North Carolina-Raleigh


Shift: Day Job

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