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Certified Tumor Registrar

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

How have you impacted someone's life today* At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Certified Tumor Registrar collects necessary data by abstracting oncology charts under the direction of the Supervisor of the Tumor Registry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

A day in the life of a Certified Tumor Registrar at Hackensack Meridian can be described as follows:



1. Reviews the medical records for each eligible patient by analyzing the patient history, physical exam, diagnostic tests, staging, medical and nursing care to complete the abstract in accordance with ACOS Cancer Program standards, and state requirements.

2. Maintains abstracting productivity and quality rates that is compatible to the organization and national established benchmark.

3. Assists in systematic methods of case finding. Enters and/or updates cases in the suspense database.

4. Assists in maintaining a follow up program for the life of all required abstracts by reviewing hospital documentation, contacting physicians, state offices and possibly patients for current follow up information. Enters this data into microcomputer for further analysis.

5. Participates in ongoing PCE studies for the American College of Surgeons.

6. May be responsible to attend and assist in setting up on campus Tumor Conferences.

7. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to operate cancer registry software to perform job.

8. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.) This process includes communicating with the patient, parent and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).

9. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. Successful completion at minimum an Associate's degree or equivalent (60 college level credits including 2 semesters of Anatomy & Physiology) effective 1/1/2010 OR Certificate in Cancer Registry Management or Cancer Information Management form a NCRA-accredited program.

2. Minimum of 1 year in a related field; cancer, nursing, medical records, or health science.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

1. Knowledge in tumor registry operations, tumor staging, diagnostic tests and treatments.



Licenses and Certifications Required:

1. Certified Tumor Registrar.



If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or state law.

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack , Certified Tumor Registrar, Other , Hackensack, New Jersey

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