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Certified Tumor Registrar Full-Time Day

Req #: 17009582
Location: Sebring, FL
Job Category: Cancer Institute
Organization: Florida Hospital Heartland
Potential Referral Bonus: $



Work Hours/Shift



Florida Hospital Heartland

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center has provided faith-based, whole person care to the community for more than 65 years. That means we take into consideration the mind, body and spirit when designing each of our services and developing personalized treatment plans for patients. In addition to offering all-private rooms, our campus includes a comprehensive fitness center, community education center, and resource library to help community members achieve optimal health. We also house the area’s largest hospital-based laboratory, radiology services, and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities.


You will be responsible for:



  • Identifies reportable cancer cases for suspense file through review of pathology reports, radiation oncology treatment notes, gynecologic oncology treatment notes, and the merge file.
  • Collates data from various sources as new cases into computerized suspense file.
  • Collates data from various sources as new cases into computerized suspense file.
  • Completes all required supportive documents and follow-up documentation for each identified patient.
  • Abstracting:
  • Collates data from various sources as new cases into computerized suspense file.
  • Completes all required supportive documents and follow-up documentation for each identified patient.


  • Accurately abstracts reportable cases in a timely manner as stipulated in ACoS cancer program standards, following ACoS and FCDS abstracting guidelines. Completes any corrections to FCDS edits within assigned time frame. Enters follow-up data into abstract as appropriate.

Project Development:

  • Initiates involvement in special projects within the Cancer Registry department. Responsible for coordination and completion of physician abstract quality assurance reviews to meet the ACoS standard of 300 charts reviewed annually.  Compiles results of physician abstract reviews. Shares results of abstract reviews with leadership. Collaborates with leadership to analyze areas of strength as well as opportunities for improvement as identified through abstract reviews. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to complete data collection for statistical reports, quality control studies, and other studies as requested. Analyzes trends in data collected and shares findings with leadership.

Professional Development:

  • Measures personal productivity to assure compliance with expected department productivity standard.
  • Precepts new staff members as needed throughout orientation period. Serves as resource to coworkers as needed.
  • Increases personal knowledge of current registry practice through participation in ongoing continuing education opportunities as outlined in ACoS standards.  Shares documentation of attendance at educational activities with leadership at annual performance review. Certified Tumor Registrar completes continuing education as required to maintain current certificate.  Incorporates information gained from new learning opportunities into daily practice to comply with any changes in FCDS and ACoS reporting requirements.
  • Accepts change and exhibits willingness to work with new or alternative plans when requested.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality as required by HIPAA.           



What will you need:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of standards for data collection as set by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) and the Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS). 
  • Utilizes knowledge of standards for data collection in daily practice of casefinding, abstracting and follow-up data entry as appropriate, as measured by successful data submission and survey completion. 
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology and cancer pathology. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in use of registry computer database, as well as working knowledge of other computer programs including Florida Hospital Suncare patient database, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) as well as Internet skills.
  • Demonstrates reliability and promptness in completing case abstracts and any additional assignments efficiently. 
  • Accepts direction from leadership and incorporates changes into daily practice as needed. 
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to cost containment measures as defined by leadership. 
  • Shares ideas for improvement of current practice with leadership as appropriate. 
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with others, fostering team approach to meeting department goals.
  • Completion of education program and/or work experience required for Certified Tumor Registrar, as defined by the National Cancer Registrars’ Association.
  • Certified Tumor Registrar

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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