Simmons Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center
A career with UT Southwestern Medical Center is your chance to be part of an extraordinary team. We currently are seeking experienced professionals within our Cancer and Clinical Registry departments at the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, including:
Certified Tumor Registrar – Cancer Registry
The Certified Tumor Registrar identifies analytic & nonanalytic cases within 6 months of diagnosis & collects data as outlined in the FORDS manual, current State Cancer Registry Handbook and any information required by Cancer Committee Members. Abstracts a minimum of 6 abstracts per day (1abst/1.15hr). Minimum of 35 cases completed per week for remote abstractors. In addition, this key team member maintains follow-up according to ACoS Standards. He/she should be able to demonstrate/obtain follow-up information via telephone calls, internet, Oacis, and Siemens to assist in follow-up. Performs data entry of information obtained in the follow-up process. The Certified Tumor Registrar will prepare charts for physician review and assist physicians during QA review. Other duties as assigned by the Cancer Registry Manager.
- Two years of college and two to five (2-5) years of related experience OR five (5) years of related experience in health care environment; OR Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years’ experience, or equivalent experience.
- Certified Tumor Registrar.
Quality Assurance Specialist – Clinical Registry
The Quality Assurance Specialist establishes, implements and monitors processes to ensure the quality of cancer registry data. He/she will ensure that cancer data management and registry operations are consistent with requirements identified by the ACoS, DSHS Cancer Registry, ASCO QOPI, and UTSW leadership including abstracting timeliness and follow-up compliance. In addition, the Quality Assurance Specialist develops, recommends and monitors corrective and preventive educational actions. He/she will assist the Manager in determining training needs and developing training programs for staff. This team member monitors staff abstract discrepancy trends, performance standards, and turnaround time for processing and completeness of abstracts using knowledge of multiple SEER, ACoS, and NAACCR cancer registration guidelines and standards. They also serve as technical expert for staff in addressing cancer reporting and coding issues. He/she will perform monthly quality assurance review on a minimum of 10% of the annual analytic caseload. The Quality Assurance Specialist maintains general knowledge of all Divisional processes and data elements. Manages all Quality Assurance programs as directed by the Service Line Executive Team. Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Registry Manager.
- Associate’s Degree or equivalent in experience.
- College level courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology.
- Certified Tumor Registrar.
- Previous experience in an approved (Cancer Program) tumor registry preferred.
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