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Tumor Registrar Certified Full Time Day

Req #: 17011118
Location: Tavares, FL
Job Category: Cancer Institute
Organization: Florida Hospital Waterman

Description

Work Hours/Shifts

Full Time, Days

 

Florida Hospital Waterman

Florida Hospital Waterman is a career destination for individuals who feel a calling to help fulfill our mission of providing whole-person care that is highly compassionate and clinically first-rate. Drawn by that mission, team members also appreciate our state-of-the-art hospital, which is strikingly situated on a lovely lakeside campus, approximately 1 hour Northwest of Orlando. In August 2003, the hospital opened the doors of this replacement facility on Hwy 441 in Tavares. The 450,000 square foot, 269-bed acute care facility offers the latest in medical technology. Each patient room is private, and the uniquely designed "clover leaf" patient care units consist of 60 beds per floor. The Emergency Department is sized to accommodate up to 60,000 visits per year.

 

Florida Hospital Waterman is committed to meeting our region's growing need for advanced comprehensive cardiac care. As part of that commitment, we are expanding our range of services to include interventional cardiology and open heart surgery services. At Florida Hospital Waterman, you'll enjoy a satisfying career and lifestyle as you help carry out our vital mission. We invite you to join our team!

Qualifications
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Capable of handling various aspects of the job simultaneously while maintaining a calm outward appearance.
  • Possesses/demonstrates knowledge of emergency codes, location of emergency equipment and method of activation.
  • Assists with activities for reporting cancer-related data to the National Cancer Database (NCDB) and Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS).
  • Abstraction and submission of cancer cases according to American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) and FCDS requirements.
  • Performs appropriate research and provides accurate statistical data response to Cancer Registry inquiries.
  • Organizes activities related to Cancer Conference, including, but not limited to, publishing meeting calendar, agenda and conference room preparation, gathering case presentation data, forwarding case data requests to Diagnostic Services and Pathology, physician attendance and multidisciplinary representation tracking, prospective case presentation and meeting minutes.
  • Performs monthly case finding to ensure all reportable cases are identified.
  • Assists the Cancer Registry Quality Coordinator in the implementation of the Cancer Registry Quality Control Plan, including, but not limited to, case finding, abstract timeliness, data accuracy, complete/accurate American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging by managing physician, College of American Pathology (CAP) protocol compliance, and NCDB data submission, error correction and re-submission.
  • Conducts monthly follow-up and updates all current follow-up information on all eligible analytic cases in the Cancer Registry database, including treatment data, recurrence information, physicians and date of last contact.
  • Assists with quarterly Cancer Committee meetings, including, but not limited to, agenda, meeting minutes, and committee communications.
  • Assists with updating the Survey Application Record (SAR) to document that cancer program activity demonstrates compliance with CoC Standards and Eligibility Requirements.
  • Assists with physician “staging compliance.”
  • Assists in the publication of the Cancer Institute Annual Report.
  • Assists with required FCDS audits, including, but not limited to, the FCDS/Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) case finding audit and the FCDS/Death Clearance audit.
  • Maintains credentialing as a Certified Tumor Registrar, including participation in required annual cancer-related educational activity.
  • Maintains required log files and records.
  • Summarizes information recorded in “Physician Review of Abstracts” forms; updates summary for quarterly presentation to Cancer Committee. 
  • Demonstrates teamwork approach by assisting coworkers in expediting processes to ensure efficient & effective workflow in the delivery of quality care.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
 
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Medical Terminology
  • Experience/knowledge of computer use, including MS-Office Suite
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to interpret and provide limited statistical reviews of cancer registry data
  • Able to work in a self-directed environment, with an ability to work with teams
 
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
 
  • Associate Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in hospital or centralized cancer registry, or related field.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
  • NCRA-Accredited Associate Degree.
 
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
 
  • National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)

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