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Certified Tumor Registrar

Certified Tumor Registrar

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Employment Status:Full timeJob Function:Business SupportDepartment:321006 Cancer Registry-ClericalShift Hours / Days:Hours / Pay Period:

Cancer Registrar

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience that delivers state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day is purposeful. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK. Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and has received numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. Imagine accessing your own personal health coach! We also provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth,it is a point of pride. Those are just a few of the ways we empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care that we call the Mother Standard®.

JOB OVERVIEW:  Under supervision of the cancer registry manager, the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) reviews a variety of case finding sources to identify patients to be reported to the state and national databases according to regulation.  The CTR reviews patient documentation and diagnostic information to assign and report codes for diagnosing and treating cancers.  The CTR performs tasks as needed to comply with all cancer program accreditations.


  • Abstract all enterprise cancer cases, analytic and non-analytic, according to policy and procedure, assign codes for treatments, procedures and diagnoses according to appropriate classification systems such as: ICD-9-CM; ICD-10-CM; ICD-O-3; American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS CoC) Guidelines; Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS); American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) Tumor, Nodes, Metastasis (TNM) & Collaborative Staging/Coding; and Surveillance of Epidemiology and End Results(SEER) guidelines. (70%)
  • Perform daily case finding of cancer cases as indicated per cancer registry policy and procedure. (10%)
  • Assist in coordinating cancer committee meetings.  Serve as the required CTR member of the cancer committee.  Take minutes and assist with completing the survey application record. (5%)
  • Organize cancer conferences according to cancer registry policy and procedure and in compliance   with Commission on Cancer.  (5%)


  • Must have active CTR certification.
  • Minimum of 2 years of cancer registry experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in oncology
  • Abstract experience required
  • Must have basic Microsoft office experience including word, excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Oncology expertise

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