UnityPoint Health Tumor Registrar-Certified in Waterloo, Iowa
Identify, abstract and maintain comprehensive, accurate data on patients with a diagnosis of cancer and other diagnoses within defined population. Responsible for collecting, managing and abstracting data on cancer patients diagnosed and/or treated in region. Will act as a resource person for those directly involved in the management of cancer patients and will work cooperatively within the hospital community to coordinate the collection, management and abstraction of cancer data. Works in collaboration with the Cancer Committee to identify areas of improvement regarding practice, policies and processes.
Identifies and abstracts data on all cancer patients diagnosed and/or treated within Allen Hospital’s defined population for statistical reporting, analysis and inclusion in tumor registry data system.
Provide direction and expertise in disseminating cancer statistics and educational information to physicians, hospital staff, patients and potential patients.
Participate in continuing education to stay abreast of new developments in registry data management, regulations, requirements and trends to improve the quality of data collection and management.
Take active role in preparation of multidisciplinary cancer conference case reviews and attend conference as requested. Serve as Cancer Conference Coordinator if assigned.
Adhere to the Policy and Procedure of the Cancer Registry at Allen Hospital; assure the registry adheres to cancer reporting requirements of the State Health Registry of Iowa and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Provide quality oversight of case findings, abstracting, coding, follow-up and data processing, adhering to requirements of the State Health Registry of Iowa and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Prepare routine and statistical reports related to the cancer patient population upon request of hospital personnel and the Cancer Committee, in compliance with American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Standards.
Work collaboratively to monitor and report on the quality of the Tumor Registry Operations data and activities.
Take active role in Allen Hospital’s Cancer Committee attending and participating in meetings as a required member if assigned.
Associate degree with emphasis in health science, health information management, or cancer information management. Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in health science, health information management, or cancer information management preferred.
Minimum of two years’ experience with data entry required. Minimum of two years current Certified Tumor Registrar work experience preferred.
Certified Tumor Registrar.
Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
Experience with Microsoft products required.
Ability to build positive working relationships with physicians and external agencies.
Ability to communicate with multiple levels of organizations and community (managers, physicians, clinical, and support staff).
Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
Must demonstrate a cooperative, courteous, dependable working performance.
Must possess high integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times.
Promotes the cancer center’s philosophy of customer service and teamwork by possessing and demonstrating acceptable business etiquette.
Must contribute to a positive workflow in the department.
Ability to work independently and self-direct work activities.
Knowledge of Tumor Registry software and equipment.
Requisition ID: 2021-87359
Street: 3530 W 4th St
Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Name: UPH Allen Hosp Comm Cancer Ctr
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday-Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm, Friday 8 am - 12 pm
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org