CANCER REGISTRY COORD


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Job Number 39083
Posted 11/14/2017
Account Mercy Hospital
Department MMA ONCOLOGY
Location MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING, ME 04102
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 0600-1600
Job Details Job Summary:


Under the supervision of the Oncology-Hematology Practice Manager and Oncology Medical Director, the Cancer Registry Coordinator is accountable to maintain the Hospital Cancer Registry including, identification, abstracting, reporting, follow-up and statistical compilation in order to participate in local, state and national registration programs in addition to assisting in the maintenance of a hospital-wide cancer program in compliance with regulatory requirements. Coordinates and participates in an American College of Surgeons approved cancer registry under the guidelines of the Maine State Registry and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Analyze, code, and enter all reportable cancer cases in the hospital data base, obtaining in- and out-patient treatment information and providing lifetime follow-up. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining the standard operating procedures and policies within the registry. Train, supervise and/or mentor other Cancer Registry staff. Maintains continuous accreditation of the hospital's Cancer Program through the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoSCoC). In collaboration with the Cancer Committee Chairman, plans, directs and coordinates the CoC accreditation survey process for Mercy Hospitals. Initiates and supports quality improvement efforts and special projects through data management and analysis. Acts as a liaison with the community and other physicians throughout the Mercy system as it relates to clinical staging, quality review, and registry data management and retrieval. Transmit hospital cancer data to the Maine Cancer Registry and the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) as specified by these entities for inclusion in state and national oncology statistics. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization.


Job Requirements:


Associate's degree in a health-related field and /or minimum of 3 to 5 years of abstracting experience as a CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar) in a COC-approved facility.
Valid Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification.
Knowledge of daily and periodic requirements of an accredited Cancer Registry, including but not limited to case finding, abstracting, follow-up, studies, annual reports, state and other required reporting. Experience with Cancer Conference, Cancer Committee, and ACOS survey process.
Ability to safeguard access to sensitive and restricted patient information on electronic medical records in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards.
Ability to plan, organize & prioritize multiple responsibilities.
Proficiency in using MS Office software, particularly Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word desired.
Thorough knowledge of reportable malignant and non-malignant diseases, cancer staging and treatment, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and ICD-10 coding a must.
Must be detail oriented, organized and highly accountable for timeliness and accuracy of performance.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
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