The Division Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) is responsible for cancer case ascertainment support and abstracting in accordance with the prevailing registry data collection and coding standards, the Commission on Cancer and state cancer registry requirements. The CTR provides support to the cancer registry team and cancer programs at the various CoC accredited HCA NTX Division facilities. This includes advisement and support to the Division Director Cancer Registry to assure case finding accuracy, and support and collaboration with the cancer committee, administration, various staff, hospital staff, physicians, physician's office staff, and other health care providers. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participates in required continuing education programs and annual reorientation
- Confirms report ability of all cases to be abstracted per the prevailing registry data collection standards, CoC, and facility/state abstracting requirements.
- Abstracts patient records in accordance with the prevailing registry data collection standards, ACOS, state's central cancer registry, and hospital Oncology Committee requirements.
- Verify demographic information at diagnosis (e.g. social security number, date of birth, address)
- Analyze medical record source documents to interpret and abstract primary site, histology, diagnostic information, stage of disease, first course of treatment, subsequent treatment and follow-up
- Record pertinent information from source documents in text format to support all coded data items.
- Communicates with physicians, other registries, as necessary, to clarify conflicting, ambiguous, or incomplete documentation pertinent to primary site, stage, or treatment.
- Research the characteristics of rare types of malignancies as needed to complete abstracting
- Maintains 95% compliance rate for abstracting timeliness (Abstracts completed within six months of first date of contact)
- Abstracts records with 95% accuracy.
- Maintains established abstracting productivity requirements as determined by training schedule set by Division Director.
- Communicates with physicians, physician's staff, and other facilities to obtain complete diagnostic, staging, and treatment information.
- Complete Data Submission as required by the state and the Commission on Cancer.
- Submits data to the state cancer registry per the prevail state submission schedule
- Resolves data edits in preparation for the Commission on Cancer NCDB "Call for Data" requirements (National Cancer Data Base)
- Identifies cases and resubmits corrected data to NCDB and the state cancer registry.
- Works with Cancer Data Center Manager, cancer registry staff, physicians, state cancer registry, and the Commission on Cancer in performing quality assurance of registry data.
- Interpret and resolve single-field, inter-field, and inter-record edit errors using the appropriate metafile, edit software and edit set.
- Assists with coordinating review of selected cases by the Cancer Program Quality Coordinator.
- Works with cancer program manager and physician regarding data standards.
- Performs re-abstracting studies on other registrar's data.
- Supports the management team to improve productivity, efficiency and employee morale.
- Identifies issues which impact the productivity and efficiency of the cancer registry and cancer program.
- Identifies issues which impact the productivity and efficiency of their specific functions.
- Attends section and staff meetings as appropriate suggestion for improvement as issues are identified and willingly participates on process improvement teams.
- Takes notes during the Oncology Committee meetings and provides them to the Cancer Program Quality Coordinator
- Attends local, regional, state, and national cancer-related education activities as approved by Administration.
- Participates in Commission on Cancer surveys.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of 1 year Cancer Registry Experience
- Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) is required
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