Cancer Registrars

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University of Iowa, Iowa City


Requisition # 72537

Advertising Ends:  Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Advertising Started:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cancer Center Support Administration

Salary:  $37,313 to Commensurate

Pay Grade:  3A

100% time

Type of Position:   Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.


About the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Holden Cancer Center is Iowa's only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The NCI designation recognizes our cancer center, and its research scientists, physicians and other health care professionals, for their roles in advancing cancer research that impacts on our ability to prevent, detect and treat our patients with cancer.  Not just a floor, or a building, or even confined to a single college, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center coordinates all cancer-related research, education, and patient care by faculty from 41 departments and six colleges, as well as UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital.

About the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center.  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was recently name in Forbes magazine America’s Best Employers 2015 and 2016. In it, UI Hospitals and Clinics was named the Number 12 employer overall and Number 1 employer in the health care industry category across the country.

Position Summary

This position will perform complex technical and related duties for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Oncology Registry including analyzing, reviewing, abstracting, and coding medical information obtained from a variety of hospital data sources such as documents, reports, lab profiles, on-line records and other summaries initiated in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and external organizations to be used for hospital statistical, administrative, billing and risk surveillance. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Code and abstract cases requiring knowledge of multiple complex coding systems.
  • Collect information to be obtained for completion or updating of Oncology Registry abstract through review of medical record(s), CNExT,Epic, and information external to the organization for established standards required by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS) and mandated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS/CoC) and the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Group (NCI/SEER) program.
  • Determine appropriate coding to document Collaborative Stage (CS) and/or Site Specific Disease Index (SSDI) and surgical resections.
  • Review TNM Staging for completeness and accuracy; assure compliance with the ACoS/CoC requirements.
  • Participate in quality assurance (QA) reviews and field tests offered by SEER, ACoS, State Health Registry of Iowa (SHRI) and in-house quality control.
  • Review information and assure that documentation regarding histology, diagnostic confirmation, stage, grade, primary site (with laterality), and hospital code (if the diagnosis was made elsewhere) is accurate.
  • Review follow-up data and information provided by patients, families, physicians, external hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities; update database and provide updates to the State Health Registry of Iowa.
  • Determine abstract status; implement procedures; follow-up as necessary.
  • Generate standardphysician inquiry letter(s); follow-up to assure response; update database with current data.
  • Assists with basic reporting of standard monthly reports.
  • Work with the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) to collect and disseminate information related to quality standards and clinical team interventions.
  • Respond to inquiries from physicians, nurses, patients, families and individuals from outside institutions; provide patient information in accordance with UIHC and HIPAA guidelines.
  • Assist with the Annual Call for Data.
  • Assist with duties assigned to meet CoC Standards.
  • Assist in the training student assistants and new staff.


*** Please note: Five (5) professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. *** 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:   A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  
  •  Minimum 6 months of medical records, data abstracting, or Oncology Registry work or
  • Certification as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), AND/OR Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)
  • Knowledge of human anatomy
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Be eligible to and successfully obtain CTR certification within three years of hire.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in a CoC (Commission on Cancer) Accredited Cancer Program
  • Experience managing complex information requiring attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, needing minimal guidance.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations.

This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.   A plain text cover letter is required.

Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.   GO TO:  JOBS.UIOWA.EDU/PANDS/VIEW/72537

CONTACT:   Sanela Krdzic - [email protected]
Cmed-Cancer Center
Pappajohn Pavilion
140 Hawkins Drive
5970 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL:

Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines


*Remote candidates will be considered for this position.

The Registrar-Tumor Certified codes and abstracts inpatient and outpatient records for statistical reporting to the NCDB and Iowa State Health Registry.  The Registrar-Tumor Certified is also responsible for maintaining the registry to meet the criteria for accreditation with the American College of Surgeons.  This includes preparing Cancer Conference weekly, pulling pathology reports, communicating with physicians, running reports, sending reports, etc.



  • Establishes, organizes, and maintains the efficient operation of a Cancer Registry in compliance with the guidelines established by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for an approved hospital cancer program.
  • Registers all patients with a diagnosis of malignancy through an established method of case finding and completions of appropriate computerized abstract with required core data and codes.
  • Promotes continuing care of the cancer patient through an active follow up system and obtains end results information on quality of life and length of survival.
  • Retrieves and analyzes registry data.
  • Prepares narrative reports and graphic presentations of data, designs tables, charts and graphs.
  • Disseminates data in accordance with professional ethics for evaluation, clinical research and education.
  • Coordinates hospital cancer related activities sponsored by Cancer Committee and serves on additional committees for planning of other hospital cancer related activities.
  • Publishes an annual report.
  • Coordinate in preparation and presentation of weekly cancer conferences by current case finding and preparation of individual case summaries and provide physician moderator with information.
  • Maintains liaison with the medical community allied health professionals, local, state and national organizations, professional societies and other cancer registries.
  • Plans and conduct regular workshops.
  • Develops and maintains regular quality control of registry data and functions.
  • Performs patient care evaluation studies as requested.



  • Assist with planning and coordinating for the Cancer Committee.
  • Retrieves charts or microfilm from medical records file room.
  • Obtains and sets up audiovisual equipment for weekly meeting.
  • Disseminates current literature to appropriate persons.
  • Retrieves and copies inpatient records as needed.
  • Delivers summaries of pending cancer conferences to appropriate physician’s office.
  • Prepares routine chart requests as needed.
  • Takes attendance at Cancer Conference and submit CME information to Medical Education Department.
  • Notifies physicians by telephone and or letter of current case review
  • Identifies potential problem areas and implements resolution strategies.
  • Serves on selected hospital, departmental, group practice and community-based committees as appropriate.
  • Enhances knowledge and expertise, and serves as a role model by affiliating with appropriate technical and professional organizations; participating in conferences, seminars and workshops and through review of relevant literature.
  • Participates in QM programs as required. 


  • Two years’ experience in a related medical field including a minimum of:
  • Completed medical terminology course
  • Completed college level anatomy/physiology course
  • Mainframe and PC computer competency
  • Certified Tumor Registrar, Accredited Record Technician, Registered Record Administrator or Registered Nurse preferred.
  • Upon eligibility, certification by the National Tumor Registrars Association will be required.
  •  Maintain educational requirements for NCRA certification.
  •  Maintain compliance to ACCC and ACOS, as relates to specialty.

posted 2017-12-27

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

This position is not a telecommute position but requires relocation to Saudi Arabia

Below is the position details and the contact information.


King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
P.O.Box 3354, MBC 64
Riyadh, 11211
Saudi Arabia

Contact person is:

Fazal Hussain, MD, MPH
Research Unit
Oncology Centre
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
P.O.Box 3354, MBC 64
Riyadh, 11211
Saudi Arabia
Tel: 966-11-4423949
Fax: 966-11-4423941
E-mail: [email protected]


Job Posting No. IRC 80704


Department Oncology Centre 

Education Requirement :

Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) and/or Accredited Records Technician (ART)certification or Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences.

Experience Requirement :

Minimum of two (2) years' experience as Assistant Tumor Registrar or equivalent position in medical records or data management.


1. Cover letter

2. Attach the followings:

· CV

· Education and Experience certificates

· Copy of your latest Performance Evaluation 

Jean Malo Roberts
Systems Support Manager 

posted 2017-12-08

Registry Partners

Job Summary

Would you enjoy working from home? Do you want to join a company with a mission that you believe in? Registry Partners has the opportunity you are looking for!

Registry Partners is looking for a Part Time (15 + Hours per week) Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR) with a minimum of 1 year abstraction experience in a CoC Accredited Cancer Program (preferred), to join our Project CTR Data Abstraction Team. We employ CTR professionals with a special passion for the field of cancer registry and the quality of the data being collected.


  • Training & Ongoing Support — There is no “I” in TEAM!
  • Remote, Flexible & Supportive Work Environment
  • Solid Infrastructure that supports Team Building and Comradery
  • Competitive Pay
  • W-2 Employer (worry free compensation)


  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR), required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of CTR abstraction experience in a CoC Accredited Cancer Program, preferred.
  • Successful completion of the Registry Partners Pre-Employment Skills Assessment Exam.
  • Associate Degree in Health Information or related field, preferred.
  • Experience abstracting in an accredited cancer program, preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Commission on Cancer standards and accreditation process, preferred.
  • Exposure to cancer registry management and registry related functions (abstracting and non-abstracting functions), preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, industry related cancer registry software systems and electronic medical record applications.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills


  • Follows defined project parameters as the individual job description for each project assignment.
  • Produces complete and accurate cancer registry data abstractions following all published coding and data abstraction specification manuals
  • Provides timely responses to questions or concerns communicated by the Registry Partners project management team, executive management team, and corporate office staff.
  • Understands and follows all Registry Partners internal corporate policies and procedures
  • Follows all client based policies and procedures as requested.
  • Meets Quality Control expectations as outlined in the Quality Control Policy and Procedure.
  • Contacts the management and quality control team for any support or training needed
  • Meets Productivity standards
  • Work assignments include one or more of the following project types: state report only, accredited program, state central registry or specialized registry project.
  • Responsible for remote abstraction and other registry related tasks as assigned.
  • Assists the management team with meeting the goals and deadlines for each assigned project.

Why Registry Partners?

Registry Partners is also proud to provide career advancement opportunities including cross-training and internal promotions. (We love to promote from within!)

Registry Partners has proven on-going dedication to the success of every team member with our unique culture and the support and accessibility of our senior level management team! We offer competitive hourly compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, a FULL-TIME GUARANTEE ensuring you will always have 40 hours/week, and much more!

Registry Partners is a national provider of data abstraction, registry management and consulting services with an expert, dynamic team of quality professionals focused on data excellence and efficiency. As we celebrate our 15th year in business, we are looking to add even more high-quality, experienced team members.

Please call or visit our website for more information or to apply:

Stacey Ballinger, Clinical Resource Manager, 336-214-5218

posted 11/20/2017

Oak Lawn, IL -  Lead Registrar

DATE: 6/27/17

JOB TITLE: Lead Cancer Tumor Registrar

FULL TIME – Work 1 Day From Home Capability

LOCATION: Oak Lawn, IL - Christ Hospital

Relocation assistance available.

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

What You Will Do:

  • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of cancer cases to the Illinois State Cancer Registry as required by law.
  • Maintains compliance with ACoS, ISCR/IDPH, NAPBC and other accrediting agency Standards, as applicable.
  • Oversee day~to~day activities of the registry function at assigned site(s).
  • Register and follow all cancer patients who are diagnosed and/or treated at Advocate facilities including hospitals, free standing centers and AMG/Dreyer physician offices. T
  • Conduct patient care evaluation studies and prepare cancer~related statistical reports as requested by the Cancer Committee or cancer program leadership.
  • Coordinate and staff tumor board/case conferences. To assure quality and integrity of cancer registry data.
  • Support of Cancer Registry Associates

What You Will Need:

  • Certified Tumor Registrar certification  - candidates that do not possess will not be considered
  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • 1 year supervisory experience
  • 3 years of Cancer Registry abstracting experience
  • Basic knowledge of American College of Surgeons and Illinois State Cancer Registry requirements.
  • Competence with computerized cancer registry systems, word processing, graphs and spreadsheets, and editing and layout of reports.
  • Ability to work well with physicians, peer coordinators and staff.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately


  • Ensures follow up on living analytic patients in Cancer Registry database.
  • Coordinates activities related to cancer program.
  • Conducts and participates in studies and activities to improve the quality of Cancer Registry data and cancer patient care.
  • Registers all cases of cancer diagnosed or treated at Advocate facilities.

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Sonja Williams, Strategic Sourcing Specialist at: [email protected]

OR 708-620.0930

posted 8/01/17

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