Job ID: 153018
Category: Health Information Management/Coding
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2022
DescriptionPenn 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.
1. Responsible for the identification, accessioning, and abstraction of new cancer patients, both inpatient and outpatient, within 95-100 % accuracy in accordance with federal/ state regulations, ACoS CoC program standards, institutional and departmental policies and procedures. Additionally, analyzes data for cases not required by federal or state but meeting requirements for special case studies or identified for reportable by agreement cases.
2. Digests complex clinical information to determine if data entered into the Cancer Registry software is accurate, complete and valid. Understands clinical pathways to determine what types of treatment should be expected based on site, extent, type of cancer and associated NCCN guidelines.
3. Reviews data for completeness and accuracy. Pursues missing data necessary for abstract completion by contacting outside physician offices, hospitals and cancer registries.
4. Manages and maintains lifetime follow-up data on all patients in the Cancer Registry.
5. Ensures timely and accurate reporting of cancer data to the ACoS CoC and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJSCR).
6. Ensures compliance with all ACoS CoC and NAPBC program standards. Assists with accreditation site visit preparation.
7. Coordinates and provide staff support for weekly Cancer Conference (Tumor Board) and Breast Conference meetings, including recruitment of cases, distribution of notices via email, and room set-up or virtual operation. Shows the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines where applicable. Responsible for maintaining attendance and case presentation documentation.
Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Cooperates with the State Department of Health in supplying requested data.
2. Prepares oncology-related reports for staff, physicians, and outside organizations as requested.
3. Participates in quality improvement initiatives, assists with department quality assurance and improvement plan as directed by the Supervisor.
4. Completes concurrent QA process to ensure ongoing productivity, quality, and professional development goals are achieved. Dependent upon the result of the assessment may complete personalized educational content.
5. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading applicable literature and participating in seminars and conferences. Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of responsibilities.
6. Accountable for improving patient care through adherence to all patient's safety and quality standards, regulations and best practices.
7. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Education or Equivalent Experience: Associates Degree Required with at least 2 years' experience as a Tumor Registrar.
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.