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Good health care is key to a good life. At Banner Health, we understand that, and that's why we work hard every day to make a difference in people's lives. Do you like the idea of making a positive change in people's lives - and your own? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Working as a Certified Cancer Registrar (CTR) within the Oncology Data Management program, you will work alongside cancer experts, health professionals, and program leaders to support the cancer program in beautiful Northern Colorado. Our cancer experts include medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, physician specialists, nurses, and clinical support staff. Cancer registry staff are vital members of the cancer program team. The cancer program at North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center are accredited with the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer. The program also carried APEx accreditation for the radiation oncology departments. From prevention to treatment and beyond, no matter where our patients are on their cancer journey, the team at Banner MD Anderson will be by their side.
This is a full time opportunity working Monday - Thursday on a 4x10 schedule. You will have the opportunity to work remotely when training is completed.
McKee Medical Center is a 132-bed, acute-care hospital in Loveland, Colo., a vibrant arts community located 40 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. Our hospital offers an array of inpatient and outpatient services including medical, obstetrical, pediatric, orthopedic, surgical, heart, cancer, and critical care. The McKee Cancer Center and McKee Breast Center are among Northern Colorado's leading cancer diagnosis and treatment facilities. McKee is also a Level III trauma center. We are the only hospital in the Rocky Mountain region to be designated an Epicenter for robotic-assisted gynecological surgery by Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the daVinci surgical robot. Our physicians, nurses and other health care professionals can train on state-of-the-art computerized patient simulation mannequins in our simulation center. McKee is accredited by The Joint Commission.
POSITION SUMMARY This position coordinates the Oncology Data Registry and oncology data management program in accordance with established standards, policies, and regulations related to cancer surveillance and hospital cancer programs. Maintains all aspects of the Oncology Data Registry (Cancer Registry) according to state law, the Commission on Cancer (COC), all regulatory standards and reporting guidelines. Using the cancer registry data system, identifies, registers, and maintains the record of every hospital cancer patient. Obtains follow up information on all cancer patients. Coordinates the American College of Surgeons survey and the Annual Report for the hospital cancer program.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Screens, abstracts, and evaluates cancer patients' pertinent information regarding the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as survival statistics of all facility patients having an oncological-related or hematological-related diagnosis. Ensures that all cancer patients are identified through the established case finding procedures including analysis of medical records, pathology reports, radiology reports and laboratory reports.
2. Performs all data collection, coding, and abstracting functions in accordance with the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the state Cancer Registry guidelines. Maintains audit and quality assurance processes for case findings, abstracting, coding, follow-up and data processing procedures.
3. Manages and/or conducts follow-up surveys and updates demographic information on cancer patients in the registry through contact with physicians, clinics, hospital records, patients, and families. Answers requests for registry data; extracts data from assigned company facility database and generates reports as needed. Maintains confidentiality and security of patient data in accordance with regulatory requirements.
4. Analyses data, prepares and presents reports. Performs statistical data analysis and graphical presentation for registry data studies including data requests for Patient Care Evaluation studies and the Annual Report; provides information and meeting preparation for Cancer Committee and subcommittees, with responsibility for all aspects of Cancer conferences (Tumor Boards) including case selection and preparation of agendas; is responsible for accurate reporting of all required information to the state's Central Cancer Registry. Compiles and prepares all required and requested reports, special studies and surveys as required or assigned by the Tumor Board, Cancer Committee, the state Cancer Registry, National Cancer Data Base, or the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
5. Maintains a current knowledge of cancer treatment, research and Cancer Registry requirements and acts as a knowledge resource to staff. Provides guidance in interpreting the COC Cancer Program Standards and evaluating compliance, Actively participates in the accreditation survey process of the cancer program and the facility. As assigned, conducts in-service educational programs for medical record/cancer registry students, new employees and volunteers.
6. Assists in projects for cancer committee, the system, research projects and community outreach. Coordinates work and projects with state and national cancer registries.
7. Manages or participates in the development and management of the department budget in conjunction with established goals and objectives. Holds responsibility for ensuring that assigned budgetary goals are met on an annual basis.
8. Works independently under limited supervision. This position functions at assigned facility, and holds facility level responsibility for the registrar function and related budget. Internal and external customers are: physicians, tumor board members, cancer committee members, other departments within facility, facility employees, patients, family members, other facilities, cancer data registrars at other facilities, State Cancer Registry, community members.
Requires an education equivalent to an Associate degree in Health Information (RHIT or RHIA) or health related field, Including coursework in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, statistical analysis and disease processes
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification or CTR eligible. If not currently certified, candidate must obtain CTR certification within the first 12 months of employment.
Requires three or more years of related work experience in medical records, cancer registry and/or experience in an oncology data management position. , including coding and abstracting experience. Must have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple work projects and tasks.
Must be able to work effectively with common office computer software, the electronic medical records system and databases, spreadsheet and graphical programs.
Registered Health Information Technologist or Registered Health Information Administrator certification (RHIT or RHIA) One or more years of Cancer Registry experience
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health.
Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible.
The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path.
Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.