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Tumor Registrar

NH-United States-Dover Apply View Saved Jobs Job ID 3152647 Date posted 04/10/2021
Tumor Registrar-(3152647)


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

The tumor registrar will perform case finding activities, abstract and code all eligible cases, perform follow-up activities. The tumor registrar will perform duties related to cancer conferences which may include, but not limited to, organizing resources, conference notification, staffing, technical assistance, documentation, thereof. The tumor registrar will assist the cancer registry manager at Cancer Committee meetings and with Cancer Committee activities. A Certified Tumor Registrar will attend educational seminars, webinars, etc in order to maintain certification status. A non-certified registrar will attend the same in order to gain knowledge. A non-certified registrar must take formal educational courses in order to become eligible for certification; WDH will assist with tuition reimbursement. The tumor registrar will acknowledge being a staff member of the Seacoast Cancer Center and will work cooperatively with other members of the SCC staff. The tumor registrar will have regular contact with physicians, nurses, radiation therapists but none or very limited contact with patients. 

1.    Demonstrates competence in the performance of duties related to case finding and follow-up as required by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (COC) and the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry (NHSCR).
a.    Reviews various case finding sources such as pathology reports, hospital medical indices, SCC radiation and medical oncology database reports for cases eligible for inclusion in the cancer registry database as required by the CoC and the NHSCR.
b.    Uses appropriate Multiple Primary and Histology Rules (MPH) to differentiate new cases from pre-existing or recurrent cases, differentiate single from multiple primaries, assign appropriate histology codes in cases with complex histologic diagnoses.
c.    Uses appropriate tools to identify data discrepancies, make data corrections to abstracts as indicated and resolves edit discrepancies as identified by cancer registry data base validation checks. When unable to resolve, will refer to cancer registry manager for assistance in resolving.
d.    Reviews and assess in-patient and out-patient readmission of eligible cases for appropriate follow-up information.
e.    Works with the cancer registry team to produce monthly query process to physicians, other institutions and registries and patients for follow-up information and process the responses thereof.

2.    Demonstrates competence in the performance of duties related to abstracting as required by the COC and the NHSCR.
 .    Reviews electronic medical records, WDH as well as SCC, for necessary medical information to be included in an abstract.
a.    Search for medical information from other hospital sources, other health care facilities, physician practices, cancer registries and other sources as needed to compile complete abstract.
b.    Abstract all data elements and supportive text information into the cancer registry database, using coding and abstracting standards as required by the CoC and the NHSCR
c.    Records stage information as documented by managing physicians, records AJCC TNM Stage, and completes Collaborative Staging data elements as required by the CoC and the NHSCR.
d.    Uses appropriate tools to identify data discrepancies, make data corrections to abstracts as indicated and resolves edit discrepancies as identified by cancer registry data base validation checks. When unable to resolve, will refer to cancer registry manager for assistance in resolving.

3.    Performs duties related to cancer conference - organizing resources, conference notification, staffing, technical assistance, documentation.
 .    Prepares agenda. Notifies Pathology and Imaging Services of any records that may be needed from other institutions as requested by a physician or a physician's representative. Assure that Education Sign-In Sheet and CME Evaluation forms are available at conference for record-keeping.
a.    Distributes notification of cancer conference to interested parties including physicians, allied health professionals, and support staff using available communication devices in accordance to hospital confidentiality policies.
b.    Attends assigned conference, arriving in manner to set up technical equipment needed for presentations, and provides technical assistance as needed and as appropriate to skill set.
c.    Documents conference activity as required by the COC.

4.    Performs duties and meets productivity expectations in a manner that allows the Cancer Registry to meet the necessary standard benchmarks as set by the COC.
 .    Works with cancer registry team to meet abstracting timeliness benchmarks (abstract complete within 180 days from date of first contact). Strives to meet weekly productivity goal as set by the cancer registry manager.
a.    Works with the cancer registry team to meet follow-up rate benchmarks for all eligible cases (80% follow-up annually)
b.    Works with the cancer registry team to meet follow-up rate benchmarks for all eligible cases diagnosed within the last 5 years (90% follow-up annually)
c.    Works with the cancer registry team to assure that data are submitted to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) in accordance with the annual Call for Data, within the required time frame and required data quality.

5.    Attend education seminars, webinars, and other appropriate education venues in order to maintain certification status if credentialed and/or to increase skill set and knowledge base. Attend cancer committee meetings and participate in cancer committee activities.
 .    Attends at least one local or regional conference annually. A full time CTR may attend a national conference if appropriate.
a.    Cancer registry staff will attend cancer committee meetings, if held on a scheduled work day, to assist and support the cancer registry manager and cancer committee membership.
b.    Cancer registry staff will participate in cancer committee activity, when required or requested to and if feasible.


Experience Minimum Required
•    One year in a cancer registry, two years in a medical information department, or 3 years in healthcare quality/performance improvement. 

Education Minimum Required
•    Associates Degree in Medical Information or related to Health Care to include medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, computer skills, healthcare quality/performance improvement 

Education Preferred/Desired
•    Associates Degree in Medical Information with advanced training in Cancer Registry Management or healthcare quality/performance improvement.
•    Bachelors Degree in health care related field or with emphasis on health care. 

Special Skills Minimum Required
•    Knowledge of most Microsoft Office Products at a level of moderate competency.
•    Familiarity of cancer registry software, with special emphasis on Elekta Impac products.
•    Familiarity with electronic medical records with special emphasis on Sorian Products and Elekta Impac Mosaiq. 
•    Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).
•    If hired prior to 1/1/2012, must pass CTR exam by January 2015.
•    If hired after 1/1/2012, must pass CTR exam within 3 years of hire. 

Special Skills Preferred/Desired
•    Certified Tumor Registrar 

Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired
•    Certified Tumor Registrar 

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
· The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Primary Location

:NH-Dover-WDH Main Hospital

Work Locations

WDH Main Hospital
789 Central Ave




:Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)


:Per Diem
Standard Hours:1


:Day Job

Employee Status

:Limited Term / Per Diem
Recruiting Department:WDH Seacoast Cancer Center

Job Posting

:Apr 9, 2021


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