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Tumor Registrar

Job ID: 144871
Category: Health Information Management/Coding
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 18, 2022
Work Schedule: WILL REQUIRE full or partial on site work

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Tumor Registrar is responsible for performing Case-finding, Abstraction, Tracking of Diagnostic and Treatment information and Follow-Up (of Analytic cancer cases for the patient's lifetime) in accordance with requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC), as well as the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR). The Tumor Registrar is responsible for maintaining patient confidentiality and security of patient data at all times. This position works as part of the Cancer Registry team alongside fellow Tumor Registrars and Lead Tumor Registrars and follows direction from Lead Tumor Registrars, as needed, and reports directly to the Assistant Director of the Cancer Registry Department.

 

The Tumor Registrar is responsible for completing annual education requirements outlined by the National Association of Cancer Registrars (NCRA) to ensure the maintenance of their active and good standing Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential.

 

The Tumor Registrar will be a remote employee for the majority of the time, but may be requested to travel onsite for trainings, meetings and/or events. The Tumor Registrar is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure and ergonomically correct working environment at their remote location.

 

Accountabilities

• Performs Case-finding of Cancer Cases according to the requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) and/or the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR) – while meeting and maintaining current Productivity Quota and Accuracy requirements per Departmental standards.

• Performs Abstraction of Cancer Cases according to the requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) and/or the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR) – while meeting and maintaining current Productivity Quota and Accuracy requirements per Departmental standards.

• Responsible for tracking of diagnostic and treatment information of Cancer Cases according to the requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) and/or the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR) to ensure a complete and accurate Abstract – while meeting and maintaining current Productivity Quota and Accuracy requirements per Departmental standards.

• Performs follow-up of Analytical Cancer Cases according to the requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACo) Commission on Cancer (CoC) and/or the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR) for the lifetime of the Patient – while meeting and maintaining current Productivity Quota and Accuracy requirements per departmental standards.

 

• Actively participates in and supports departmental and organizational quality initiatives and goals.

• Actively attends and participates in departmental, organizational and/or educational meetings, as requested. Remote employees are expected to travel onsite for meetings/events, as needed.

• Complete and submit status (productivity) report at end of each work week to appropriate contact(s) per departmental standards.

• Update work-list on shared drive on daily basis unless specified otherwise by departmental management.

• Maintain patient confidentiality and security of patient data in all formats maintained in Cancer Registry at all times.

• Maintain annual competencies set forth by department, organization and/or national accreditation requirements.

• Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures

• Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

 

 

Minimum Requirements

Required Education and Experience

• H.S. Diploma/GED is required (Associate's Degree is preferred)

• 2+ years’ experience in Cancer Registry with a minimum of 1 year of abstraction experience as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) in a hospital setting.

Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications

• Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential - active and in good standing

Required Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of medical terminology

• Understanding of anatomy and physiology

• Proficiency in METRIQ software system

• Ability to use Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

• Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills

• Demonstrated written communication skills

• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple cases

• Demonstrated organizational skills

• Ability to work as part of a team

• Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines

• Knowledge of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) Program Standards (current version)

• Knowledge of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Summary Staging systems

• Knowledge of AJCC Staging System (current version)

• Knowledge of the Facility Operations and Data Standards (FORDS) and/or current version

• Knowledge of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Standards

• Familiar with Pennsylvania State reporting requirements

As part of our COVID-19 response, this position may currently be offering partial or full remote work. However, in the near future this position will require full or partial on-site work.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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