Certified Tumor Registrar

UT Southwestern Medical Center


 At UT Southwestern, our specialty is the health of Texas. We support health and a healthy society that enables people to reach their full potential. We are a nationally recognized academic medical center, home to health care professionals dedicated to education, compassion, and discovery made through research and innovation. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has received the “Comprehensive Designation” from the National Cancer Institute for both our patient care and cancer research.

Job Description: 

Simmons Cancer Center has an opening for a Certified Tumor Registrar.

Job Duties
• Abstracting: Identify analytic & non-analytic cases within 6 months of diagnosis & collects data as outlined in the NCI-SEER, ACoS-CoC, State Cancer Registry manuals, and any information required by Cancer Committee Members. Abstracts a minimum of 6 abstracts per day (1abst/1.15hr). Minimum of 25 cases completed per week for remote abstractors.
• Maintains a 98% accuracy rate in abstracting, suspending, and case finding as required by the Cancer Committee Performance Improvement Plan.
• Follow-up: Identifies information necessary for a completed “follow-up.” Maintains follow-up according to ACoS Standards. 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.
• Staging Forms: Identifies cases eligible for staging. Able to place the proper staging form in the medical record. Identify physician responsible for completing the staging form.
• Prepares Charts for physician review. Assist physicians during QA review.
• Peer Review: Registrar is able to review other registrar’s abstract. Gives and receives constructive criticism.
• Attend at least one state, local, regional or national meeting annually to be in compliance with ACOS.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Abstracts a minimum of six abstracts per day (1abst/1.15hr). Identifies information necessary for follow-up to maintain follow-up according to ACoS Standards.
• Must be committed to quality and the achievement of excellence by maintaining a 98% accuracy rate..
• Attend at least one state, local, regional or national meeting annually and complete necessary educational training to stay current in data reporting requirements. Must be familiar with National Treatment Guidelines for each specific type of malignancy.
• Must be able to multi-task between various hospital computer software and other data base programs; displays knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Uses attention to detail and organizational skills, and is able to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.

Education Qualifications:

Experience and Education
• Cancer Registry Management or Cancer Information Management Associate’s degree or certificate accredited by the NCRA as an accredited Education program preferred.
• College level courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology.
• 3-5 years of previous experience in an ACoS Commission on Cancer approved Cancer Program’s tumor registry required.
• Certified Tumor Registrar required.

Instructions for Resume Submission:

To learn more and apply, visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/job/11833438/certified-tumor-registrar-simmons-cancer-center-dallas-tx/

UT Southwestern consists of the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, more than 70 clinics, Harold C. Simons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, in addition to three degree conferring bodies – UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.

We are energized by what we can accomplish together. We are:
• The only academic medical center in North Texas
• Home to Nobel Prize-winning research and faculty
• Magnet recognized, a distinction only 7% of hospitals nationwide receive
• Ranked as the No.1 best hospital in the Dallas-Forth metroplex, second in Texas, and among the top 50 programs nationally in six clinical specialty areas by U.S. News & World Report

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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