Cancer Registry Abstractor
Location:
McAllen , Texas
Posted:
December 12, 2017
Reference:
00372-6152
RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL JOB DESCRIPTION/PERFORMANCE EVALUATION/ANNUAL COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT
JOB TITLE:
Cancer Registry Abstractor


DEPARTMENT:
Health Information Management


REPORTS TO:
HIM Supervisor


RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUPERVISION:
None



JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for ensuring all abstraction and follow-up of Cancer Registry cases. Researches prospective cases to be abstracted by running a suspense list from Meditech. Responsible for reviewing the medical record to abstract information according to the American College of Surgeons standards. Responsible for the maintenance of the Tumor Registry and compliance with state reporting requirements. Performs other duties as assigned by the HIM supervisor.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Medical terminology or prior experience in health care related field helpful.



LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:
None



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Employee must possess basic computer skills and ability to follow detail written instructions. Must be detail and accuracy oriented. Ability to communicate effectively in small group. Ability to understand the flow of the medical record through the HIM department and the importance of each area's efforts within the department to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the record.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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