HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Tumor Registrar in Salem VA, Virginia
A Cancer Registrar is needed for Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, VA. Certification as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) per the Commission on Cancer standards for 2012 is required for this position.Only candidates with a CTR certification will be considered
Positions in this group typically perform a variety of advanced and complex duties of a specialized nature. Requires extensive knowledge of a technical or specialized function within the specific department. Requires independent analysis and exercise of judgment. Performs job duties of a responsible and sometimes confidential nature.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to: 1) Maintains and reconciles complex records/ reports. 2) Assists Regional Cancer Registrar with compiling, analyzing, and interpreting data. 3) Assists and trains others as required. 4) Exercises a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. 5) Able to facilitate meetings and apply problem solving techniques. Makes decisions and recommendations within established guidelines and procedures. 6) With general supervisory direction, performs complex job duties. Requires a high-level use and knowledge of software. Retrieves information from departmental and/or project records. 7) Interacts with contacts both inside and outside of LGMC to facilitate completion of projects. Exercises a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. 8) Utilizes PC, filing systems, calculator, typewriter, and other standard office equipment to record, store, retrieve, and report information. Uses the appropriate software for word processing, graphics, data bases, and spreadsheets. 9) Responds to non-routine correspondence or telephone contacts in area of authorized responsibility within guidelines established by department supervisor. 10) Receives, classifies, reconciles, consolidates, and/or summarizes documents and information. 11) Maintains information on records and balances. When necessary, develops filing systems. 12) May receive confidential information where discretion is necessary to protect confidentiality. May maintain confidential files and records. 13) Independently resolves non-routine, non-recurrent problems. Assists Regional Cancer Registrar with making decisions and recommendations within established guidelines and procedures. 14) May perform other duties as assigned.
Job Duties include but are not limited to: 1) Participates in cancer program reporting activities. 2) Performs case ascertainment. 3) Performs data collection (abstracting) on reportable cancer cases in accordance with current state and national accrediting agencies. 4) Assigns codes to the collected data set items in accordance with current state and national accrediting agencies. 5) Initiates procedures to obtain information (follow-up) on progress of cancer patients. 6) May be asked to collect and prepare cancer registry statistical reports. 7) Maintains cancer registry files in accordance with current state and national accrediting agencies. 8) Professionally interacts with facility departments and medical organizations. 9) Maintain professional memberships and credentials 10) Other duties as assigned
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma. Associate's degree preferred or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
*Language Skills *
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
*Mathematical Skills *
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
*Reasoning Ability *
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
*Computer Skills *
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of cancer registry software and general PC knowledge; Access Database software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Certification as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) per the Commission on Cancer standards for 2012.
*Other Skills and Abilities *
Other Qualifications Ability to travel, by car, throughout VA during regular business hours. Overnight and weekend travel may be required occasionally.
Title: Tumor Registrar
Location: Virginia-Salem VA-Lewis-Gale Medical Center
Requisition ID: 00005-16081