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Responsible for complete and accurate data collection in accordance with state law as detailed in the Texas Cancer Incidence Act, Commission on Cancers Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards, and TMH guidelines. Ensure that all healthcare cancer information is thoroughly reviewed and assigned appropriate codes and staging such that statistical data base is accurate, complete, and timely for required reporting. Participates in continuous improvement, reporting, and follow-up programs in order to meet departmental goals. Assists manager in all aspects of cancer program activities.
High school degree or equivalent. Some college, including medical terminology and anatomy and physiology. Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) by the National Board for Certified Registrar (must have certification).
Two years experience as a cancer registrar or one year experience and completion of a Cancer Registry Management Program approved by National Cancer Registrars Association.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) by National Board for Certified Registrars.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Thorough knowledge of and ability to code cancer data utilizing International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICDO), FORDS, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), SEER Summary Stage and Texas Cancer Reporting Handbook. Background in statistics, medical terminology, and anatomy. Maintain strict confidentiality.