Tumor Registrar II (Remote)

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/19/2016

Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Associates Degree



Job ID #: 68761
Job Category: Tumor Registrar
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Education Required: Specialized training/certification
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted Date: August 15, 2016 Back to Search Results

Imagine a place where you can improve lives every day this place is Northside Hospital. Join our team of medical professionals who offer a lifetime of care. As Georgia s Most Preferred Hospital in Overall Healthcare Services for more than 16 consecutive years, we are the fastest-growing healthcare organization in the Southeast. We currently seek dynamic, skilled people to join our team of talented, award-winning staff. If you are a qualified, committed professional and are ready to work in a compassionate and innovative team environment, Northside is the place for you. Start your journey with us today!

Northside Hospital-Atlanta provides compassionate care for all stages of life and serves as a market leader in Women s Services, Maternity and Newborn Services, Surgery, Robotic Surgery and Cancer Care. We are proud to be voted Atlanta s Most Preferred Hospital for All Health Care Needs for more than 16 years. As a 537-bed, not-for-profit, full-service community hospital, we are committed to balancing clinical excellence with compassionate care and are dedicated to providing a Lifetime of Care to our community. Join our team and start making a difference with us today!

Northside Hospital is one of the largest and most respected providers of comprehensive cancer services in the Southeast, combining the latest in technology and research with compassionate patient-centered care. The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute offers the best of both worlds: clinical excellence on par with academic-based programs, along with the personalized and attentive care typically associated with a community hospital. Our Program has received an Outstanding Achievement Award as a fully accredited Comprehensive Community Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeon s Commission on Cancer. Specialty areas include BMT, Women s, Prostate, and Research.

Abstracts and benign processes for the oncology database in accordance to standards of the Cancer Committee, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, SEER, American College of Surgeons and other accrediting agencies across all Northside facilities. Obtains, organizes, and manages cancer data for use in various quality improvement and investigative studies. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Abstracts comprehensive data set in a timely manner utilizing pathology reports, radiology reports, treatment records, laboratory values, and other pertinent records, including non-hospital records, to document diagnosis, stage, disease extent, treatment, and response. 2. Abstracts all primary sites in accordance with multiple primary rules established by SEER and American College of Surgeons. 3. Employs defensive abstracting techniques for utilization in patient treatment summaries. 4. Performs follow-up on cases abstracted. 5. Completes collaborative staging on all malignant cases, as eligible. 6. Clinically stages patients in registry abstracts utilizing AJCC TNM in the absence of physician staging. 7. Evaluates physician staging for accuracy and addresses discrepancy through established processes. 8. Documents adherence to treatment management guidelines in accordance with established national guidelines. 9. Ensures case completion in accordance to American College of Surgeons. 10. Employs approved edits software to ensure zero (0) errors prior to data submittal to accrediting bodies. 11. Utilizes case administration over-ride codes as applicable. 12.12. Abstracts data for special cancer studies in a timely manner, including data fields not typical of comprehensive data set. 13. Performs quality control of abstracts using a variety of methods including but not limited to visual review, computer edit checks, audits, data query, re-abstracting studies, and reliability studies 14. Assists with quality control of abstracts by physicians. 15. Coordinates and conducts quality improvement studies as approved by the Cancer Committee in adherence to American College of Surgeons standards. 16. Assists other oncology departments in their quality improvement efforts. 17. Collects diagnostic and treatment information from non-hospital sources and updates abstracts by coding and text. 18. Coordinates functions for adherence to quality measures and benchmarking in for cancer program practice profile reports and rapid quality reporting as dictated by the American College of Surgeons. 19. Communicates with physicians, patients, and other facilities as needed to ensure all data is complete. 20. Releases data to outside facilities and maintains HIPAA log on all data released to outside facilities and registries. 21. Coordinates the cancer conferences in the event of staffing shortage, and attends other meetings as necessary. 22. Performs other clerical functions as needed. 23. Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, or employee/patient/visitor injury accident to Manager.

Required: 1. Associates degree or equivalent in related field. 2. CTR Certification 3. Experience using computer data base systems. 4. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Preferred: 1. B.S. degree in Health Sciences, Medical Records Administration, or related discipline. 2. Registered Record Administrator (RRA) and/or Accredited Record Technician (ART).


WORK HOURS: 8a-4:30p



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