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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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Cancer Registry Consultant

Date Opened

9/6/2018 08:00:00 AM

Filing Deadline

9/20/2018 11:59:00 PM


$1,842.96 biweekly/ Full-Time

 JFD:  Program Grant Consultant
Working Title: Cancer Registry Consultant
Location: Center for Health Statistics
PIN #: 34002117
Travel Required
Salary: $1,842.96

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This position supports the collection and submission of cancer data which complies with the completeness, timeliness, and quality standards for national and state level cancer research as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-National Program for Cancer Registries and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Establish and maintain a professional relationship with staff at cancer treatment facilities, in order to achieve the common goal of collecting, reviewing, and maintaining tumor-specific and demographic information related to each case that is diagnosed or treated in the state of Oklahoma.
• Assist registry functions to consolidate reported cancer cases, review duplicate cases, case finding reportable cancer cases, abstracting cancer information from hospital records, cleaning data through edits and completing follow up for cases reported through death certificates.
• Track assigned reporting facilities on completeness, timeliness and quality of data submissions, ensuring quality of data received.
• Identify new treatment facilities and provide new information packets to encourage compliance with the Oklahoma State Statute regarding reporting cancer cases.
• Assists with the development of materials for the policy and procedures manual.
• Assist in preparation of grant required reports.
• Provide support to a federally and state legislatively mandated surveillance system.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  
Requirements include knowledge of cancer registry, ability to communicate both oral and written; and the ability to be detail oriented.

Education and Work Experience:
High school diploma and five years’ experience in cancer abstraction within healthcare/registry setting; OR an associate’s degree from a health information management (HIM) program, certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and three years’ experience in cancer registry.

This position has a preferred qualification:  
Certified Tumor Registrar

Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualification will be given additional consideration during the interview process.

If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.  
All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.