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Genesis Health System Registrar, Cancer, Lead - $3,000.00 Sign on Bonus in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Registrar, Cancer, Lead

Department: Cancer Center Admin

Purpose: The Lead Cancer Registrar provides leadership for the cancer registry, organizes the accreditation process activities for the American College of Surgeons Cancer program, patient care evaluations, quality improvement activities, cancer conferences, and community and professional education programs; provides ongoing communications with the State Health Registries.

Report To: Director, Cancer Center

Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work. Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others. Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role. In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct the day-to-day operations of the cancer registry team.

  • Coordinate with Cancer service line manager to hire and retain staff.

  • Facilitate transparent information flow both up to leadership and downstream to staff as appropriate.

  • Provide guidance and expertise to facilitate training, encourage and promote development, and assess ongoing staff needs.

  • Maintain a positive, collaborative work environment among the team.

  • Encourage and promote staff involvement and engagement through training and delegation of appropriate work.

  • Determine workload priorities and ensures resources are properly allocated with reporting to next level leaders.

  • Maintains integrity of the registry database by submitting timely, accurate data and performing edit checks.

  • Oversee auditing, inter-rater reliability, and re-abstracting of the cancer registry data..

  • Apply process improvement principles to guide and support improvement initiatives.

  • Regularly meet with clinical team(s) to distribute clear, concise data findings and outcomes for potential process improvement..

  • Abstract and submit clinical data from patient medical records and other applications to the Cancer Registry as needed.

  • Ongoing analysis of system and propose appropriate changes in mechanism of case finding, data entry, and report generation in collaboration with manager.

  • Establishes policies and procedures to implement and maintain data collection within the hospital and develops a quality control system to maintain a high degree of accuracy.

  • Safeguards and preserves the confidentiality of patient’s protected health information in accordance with State and Federal (HIPPA) regulatory requirements, hospital and departmental policies.

  • Oversees the review of pathology, radiation therapy reports monthly for case-finding to ensure that all appropriate cases are identified for inclusion in the registry.

  • Oversees monthly follow-up process. Evaluates follow-up cases that have been readmitted to the hospital and updates the METRIQ.

  • Applies legal and ethical principles, policies, regulations and standards for the control and use of cancer related registry data..

  • Assist with the review and updating of the Cancer Program procedure manual as needed, but at least annually. Maintains current CTR licensure by participating in continuing education activities.

  • Edits and transmits error free cases to the National Cancer Database (NCDB) and Iowa and Illinois Registry. Analyzes patient outcomes using cancer registry data and comparing it to NCDB and Electronic Quality Improvement Packet (Equip) data and present outcomes to the Cancer committee.

    Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Third Party Payors/Insurance Companies, Auditors/Review Agencies


Education: 2 year college program

Field Of Study: Cancer Registry Management (CRIM) or Cancer Information Management (CIM) from an NCRA accredited program

Special Training: Word processing with a minimum of 60 wpm; spreadsheet applications; medical terminology.

Training Preferred:


Experience: More than 2 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There are little or no adverse environmental conditions to consider.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: None