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CERTIFIED Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) - $2500 Sign on Bonus!!!

Job ID: 152997
Category: Health Information Management/Coding
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States

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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?

Location: Plainsboro, NJ - This position is primarily remote to PA and NJ residents with expectation to work on site 1-2 times a week. Remote with occasional on-site hours. 

*** Required to be CERTIFIED - please do not apply if you do not have this certification

Schedule: Monday - Friday (no weekends) - 7:30 am - 4 pm

 Sign-On Bonus of up to $2500 for this position

Benefits You'll Receive at Princeton/Penn Medicine:

· Generous Paid Time Off benefits, including eight paid holidays that will give you the work-life balance today’s world needs

· Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription coverage plan options that best fit your personal & family needs

· Tuition Assistance for both Part-Time (20+ hours) and Full-time (40 hours) employees. ( 0.5 FTE and over)

· Flexible Health Savings Accounts (FSA/HAS) to save pre-tax dollars to use towards your personal & family medical costs

· 403b Retirement Savings, Penn Home Ownership Services, Commuter Benefits, Pet Insurance and Pension

    · Access to company paid life insurance, temporary disability. Employee discounts and perks, including but not limited to free secure employee-only parking, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Universal Life Insurance, Disability Income Protection, Group Legal and Pet Insurance are available to eligible employees: paid for through payroll deductions and other. Please click on this LINK for more information regarding our amazing benefits package.

    Implements and monitors procedures to comply with New Jersey State Cancer Registry requirements, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers program standards. Along with the Cancer Services Director, and Manager of Cancer Registry & Program Accreditation, ensures that the Penn Medicine Princeton Health Cancer Program maintains ACoS CoC and NABPC Accreditation.


    • Identify (case-finding), accessioning, and abstracting new cancer cases in both inpatient and outpatient settings in accordance with the standards set by the New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) and Commission on Cancer (CoC) program, while maintaining a high level of accuracy of 95-100 % and meeting productivity quota per institutional and departmental standards. Analyzes data for cases not required by the Federal or State but meeting requirements for special case studies or identified for reportable by agreement cases.

     • Digests complex clinical information to determine if data entered into the Cancer Registry software is accurate, complete, and valid. Understands clinical pathways to determine treatment types based on site, extent of disease, type of cancer, and associated NCCN guidelines. 

    • Review data for completeness and accuracy. Pursues missing data necessary for abstract completion by contacting outside physician offices, hospitals, and Cancer Registries. 

    • Manages and maintains lifetime follow-up data on all analytic patients in the Cancer Registry. 

    • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of cancer data to the ACoS CoC and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJSCR). • Ensures compliance with all ACoS CoC and NAPBC program standards. Assists with re-accreditation site visit preparation. 

    • Maintain patient confidentiality and security of patient data in all formats maintained in the Cancer Registry. • Attends and participates in departmental, organizational and/or educational meetings, as requested. Remote employees are expected to travel onsite for meetings/events, as needed.

     • Cooperates with the State Department of Health (NJSCR) in supplying requested data. 

    • Prepares oncology-related reports for staff, physicians, and outside organizations as requested. 

    • Participates in quality improvement initiatives and assists with department quality assurance and improvement plan as directed by the Manager. 

    • Completes concurrent QA process to ensure ongoing productivity, quality, and professional development goals are achieved. Depending upon the result of the assessment, personalized educational content may be completed. 

    • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading relevant literature and participating in seminars and conferences to stay up to date with the latest practices and advancements. Applies new insights & new knowledge & techniques to the performance of responsibilities.

     • Responsible for completing annual education requirements outlined by the National Association of Cancer Registrars (NCRA) to maintain active and good-standing Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) credentials. 


    • Associate's Degree And 2+ years Experience in the Cancer Registry with a minimum of 1 year of abstraction experience as Oncology Data Specialist in a hospital setting

    Licenses and Registrations/ Certifications:

    • Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) - REQUIRED

      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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