Job Details

Abstractor - Cancer Registry

Job Number: 527752
Categories: Administrative / Clerical Support
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Two years previous experienceHigh school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.

Job Duties

Demonstrates a working knowledge of specific databases. Guides staff in the use of software and access/use of database(s).
Abstracts medical records and/or reports utilizing established guidelines for specific database(s). Troubleshoots and/or corrects rejected electronic data.
Enters data efficiently and accurately. Performs quality checks and submits appropriate data to national databases.
Maintains database(s). Operates all module specific screens. Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot problems and ensures system is backed up.
Performs data analysis. Queries data and prepares and/or formats special reports.
Remains current with upgrades or new software and/or hardware issues. Communicates changes to supervisor and staff.
Operates Windows Explorer, Windows 2000 and any subsequent upgrades, MS Office applications, i.e., Word, Excel and Access. Acts as resource to staff for these applications.
Organizes and prioritizes data management tasks based on identified need. Provides administrative/data management support to staff and physicians. Completes special reports/projects in a timely manner.
Follows established hospital/departmental policies and procedures and participates in departmental quality assessment and improvement activities. Identifies problems within the department and offers suggestions for resolution.
Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.
Backs up other office personnel as required. Demonstrates basic knowledge of other office functions, i.e., answering phones, assisting patients, filing, etc.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and 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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