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Certified Tumor Registrar

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Weston
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary:Identify, abstract, and analyze cancer incidence at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Provide lifetime follow-up of all patients diagnosed and/or treated to ensure compliance with the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer standards for accreditation.Responsibilities:* Identifies cases for abstracting and/or follow-up.* Obtains documents/charts for abstracting and/or follow-up procedures.* Identifies cases for follow-up and/or recurrence documentation.* Identifies and documents cases with subsequent primary.* Maintains suspense listing.* Maintains up-to-date files of all pertinent pathology reports.* Compiles, maintains, and reports cancer incidence data.* Reviews all record components to accurately assess and support stage of disease and treatment management utilizing hospital information systems.* Accurately prepares and codes abstracts according to principles of ICD-O, SEER Summary Staging, AJCC Staging System, FORDS, Collaborative Staging System, FCDS and the CoC. Summarizes patients' clinical history, management of the disease process, and all clinical observations and findings.* Contacts outside physicians and/or institutions to obtain treatment information.* Abstracts consistent and quality data, at a rate of 6-8 cases per 8 hour day, maintaining an error rate of 10% or less.* Maintains abstracting backlog of less than six (6) months.* Maintains long term follow-up on all analytic cases accessioned into the database.* Summarizes the patient's cancer status and clinical observations from the chart within 12 months from last contact.* Contacts outside physicians and/or institutions to obtain all subsequent treatment modalities and recurrence information for each case.* Maintains a current record of physician contacts on patient's record. Updates patient abstract with appropriate findings.* Maintains a 90% follow-up rate on all analytic cases.* Adheres to the facility confidentiality policies regarding the use of protected health information (PHI).* Provides technical support for Cancer Conference activities.* Sends request for cases to be presented on a weekly basis.* Notifies appropriate departments of the cases to be presented according to the Cancer Conference policy and procedure.* Maintains copies of all documents related to Cancer Conference activities in the Cancer Conference log.* Forwards all documents requested by the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department on a quarterly basis.* Maintains credentials by attending workshops approved by the governing agency, NCRA. Attends 90% of Cancer Conferences and didactic lectures to maintain and expand clinical knowledge.* Monitors all coding system requirements and maintain a working knowledge of changes.* Provides optimum communication with other departments to promote a beneficial team approach.* Participates and attends quarterly cancer committee meetings and maintains minutes for those meetings.* Assists in the development of quality management improvement of the cancer patient through the completion of two studies annually that focus on quality, access to care and /or outcomes.* Assists in performing quality control of the Registry data with Cancer Committee physicians, according to CoC guidelines.* Other duties as assigned.Education:* Certified or Certificate eligible tumor registrar preferred.Certifications:* Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) to be obtained within one year of start date.Complexity of Work:* All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:* World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.* Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.* Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.* Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.* Managerial Responsibilities: Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.* Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.* This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.Work Experience:* Two years cancer registry or medical records experience.* General knowledge of the oncology disease process.* Proficiency in medical terminology and knowledge of anatomy and physiology.* Basic knowledge of medical record keeping and ICD-9 coding.* Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, and previous experience working with a Cancer Registry database.* Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.* Awareness of HIPAA guidelines and ability to adhere to them.* Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with physicians, allied health professionals and supervisors.Physical Requirements:* Americans with Disabilities Act.Personal Protective Equipment:* Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Fort Lauderdale , Certified Tumor Registrar, Other , Weston, Florida

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