The tumor registrar supports the cancer program by identifying, collecting and maintaining timely, accurate and complete information about cancers diagnosed and/or treated within the organization. Performs lifetime follow-up on all eligible cases. Provides incidence, treatment and outcome data for quality improvement activities, administrative planning, support programs and research activities. Ensures successful accreditation from the American College of Surgeons' Standards
Associates Related Field
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
National Cancer Registrar (NCRA).
Experience working in a cancer registry department. Knowledge of tumor nomenclature and classifications systems and basic statistics. Minimum typing speed of 45 wpm.
Good oral and written communications stills. Ability to work with staff at all levels.
Coordinates quarterly executive Cancer Committee meetings.
Serves as the liaison between the registry and other Carle departments.
Communicates with the Commission on Cancer and Illinois State Cancer Registry to ensure compliance with current standards for an approved cancer program.
Coordinates the accreditation survey for the American College of Surgeons.
Maintains the Cancer Registry Policy and Procedure Manual.
Updates status of studies and improvements quarterly to the Cancer Committee.
Prepares records and sends out the audit review charts for TNM staging and CAP protocols.
Identifies eligible cases for inclusion in the cancer registry database.
Maintains a suspense file of all identifiable cases.
Abstracts, codes, and verifies clinical information into the cancer registry database in a timely and accurate manner per American College of Surgeons standards.
Conducts lifetime follow-up of all eligible cases entered into the cancer registry database.
Submits timely data to the Illinois State Cancer Registry and the NCDB on all new reportable cases.
Prepares routine and special statistical reports for internal purposes and for external agencies.
PRN - As Needed