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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Tumor Registrar, supporting our Perlmutter Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Cancer Center with accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. There is an opportunity for telecommuting. 5K sign-on bonus available for new staff.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for maintaining the Cancer Registry by abstracting all newly diagnosed cancer patients seen at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Coordinates and completes all tasks assigned under the Cancer Program standards of the NYU Medical Center, i.e. Tumor Registry, which may include weekly tumor conferences, Cancer Committee meetings, preparation for ACOS accreditation and surveys, maintenance of long-term patient follow-up, quarterly/annual reporting, reporting cancer data to NCDB upon request, weekly reports to the New York State Cancer Registry.
- Performs case finding by identifying cases to be reviewed and/or abstracted from the monthly coded data uploads into registry software. Abstracts appropriate cases into Impac by extracting information from medical records including demographic characteristics, history of cancer, diagnostic procedures, disease stage, extent of illness and treatment. Codes topography, morphology and other information relative to applicable tumor patients. Organizes, inputs and maintains patient data in registry software to ensure compliance with NYU and state operational standards for a tumor registry.
- Provides data on registry patients for hospital planning and administration. Prepares charts and narrative reports for distribution to applicable hospital committees. Coordinates activities of tumor registry with those of the hospital cancer/ tumor committees in developing criteria for patient care evaluations.
- Ensures the Cancer Center is current with the New York State Registry requirement of reporting newly diagnosed cancer cases within three to six months of the diagnosis. Submits completed cases; receives feedback and corrects any errors or warnings. Resubmits the corrected cases. Completes information accurately and timely. Initiates follow-up as required by CoC Follow up Standards.
- Keeps a weekly productivity report.
- Responds to requests for Registry reports from the NYU Cancer Institute stakeholders and other customers. Responsible for supporting Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons standards.
- Participates and performs other related duties.
Associates Degree and 1-2 years of experience in ICD-9-CM coding or an area directly related to the position. Completion of an NCRA – Accredited Formal Education Degree or certification and 160 hour practicum, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification required. Experience with automated patient information systems and knowledge of the personal computer work environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies
- Knowledge of the Impac Metriq Registry and the New York State Tumor Registry abstraction system
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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