Job Details

Certified Tumor Registrar - Cancer Registry

Job Number: 529487
Categories: Professional
Dallas, TX

Department: Simmons Cancer Center
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

College level courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology. Associate's Degree or equivalent in experience. Previous experience in an approved (Cancer Program) tumor registry preferred. Certified Tumor Registrar required.

Job Duties

Abstracting: Identify 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.
Maintains a 95% accuracy rate in abstracting, suspensing, and casefinding 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.
Other duties as assigned by the Cancer Registry Manager.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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