Dignity Health Certified Tumor Registrar in RANCHO CORDOVA, California


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Position Summary:

This position performs data entry of patient demographic and clinical information for all analytic and non-analytics of patients with a cancer diagnosis and reports directly to the Director of Oncology Services. Perform duties associated with patient follow-up information and coordinating cancer program components such as tumor boards and cancer committees for regional cancer programs. Assists with compliance of all requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), Commission on Cancer (CoC), California State Cancer

Registry and national level reporting agencies as required.

Keywords: regulatory affairs coordinator, abstract specialist, CTR, registrar, cancer tumor registrar, cancer registry coordinator


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) is required.

  • Possible option to work remotely.

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2+ years of tumor registrar experience in a team-oriented collaborative environment.

  • Training in and/or strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software programs

  • Ability to create, manage and enhance customer and vendor relationships.

  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.

  • Ability to work in a complex and matrixed team environment

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, schedule, and meet deadlines.

  • Identification with and support of the Mission and Values of Catholic Healthcare West and its Sponsors.

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) for information gathering and the ability to interact with various client groups.

  • Identify reportable neoplasms. Review and abstract information from patient medical records (including outside records) including demographic characteristics, history of neoplasm/injury, diagnostic procedures, final diagnosis, stage, extent of disease and treatment.

  • Code and enter into the database: topography, morphology, treatment, stage and other required information in compliance with standards set by the American College of Surgeons, the California Cancer Registry, National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and departmental standards.

  • Obtain on-going follow up information to include medical status from patient medical records, letters or phone calls to provide end results information. Perform clerical functions of follow up as needed.

  • Organize, enter and maintain patient computer data to ensure conformance to tumor/trauma registry operational standards and to meet the needs of the users of registry data. Coordinate/collaborate with Mercy physicians to support research and information.

  • Participate in educational, community outreach and other activities of the Mercy Cancer Institute to facilitate compliance with accrediting agencies and facility requirements.

  • Prepares and distributes tumor board and cancer committee conference notices to hospital departments and physicians as required. Assist in the preparation/distribution of material for Cancer Center programs and events.

  • Assist with special projects as required.

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Job ID 2018-56771

Employment Type Full Time

Department Oncology Admin

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Mercy Healthcare Sacramento

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Mon-Fri (8-5)

Work Schedule 8 Hour