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Cancer Registry Assistant

Company: North Mississippi Medical Center
Location: Tupelo
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting:

  • Examines medical and pathology records in order to report all malignant or neoplastic diseases diagnosed and/or treated in this institution
  • Compile and report data from all medical facilities that treat patients
  • Examine accuracy and consistency of data
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and current databases of cancer information that are used to research cancer preventative and treatment methodsAbstracting:
    • Accountable for following the standards of Commission on Cancer (CoC), Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), American Joint Committee on Cancer (Manual for Staging), Collaborative Staging Manual and Coding Instructions, International Classification of Disease Oncology (ICDO), Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End results (SEER), Extent of DiseaseReview:
      • Daily contact with registry patients to track progress
      • Follow-up performed throughout the life of the patientService:
        • Actively participates in and supports departmental and organizational quality initiatives and goals
        • Identifies process improvement opportunities to enhance department operations, improve patient satisfaction, and to achieve excellence in patient care
        • Work closely with physicians, administrators, researchers, and health care planners to provide support for cancer program development
        • Serves as a valuable resource for cancer information while insuring patient confidentiality.Education:
          • Completes continuing education required to obtain certification as a Certified Tumor Registrar (as mandated by the Commission on Cancer)Requirements:
            • Associates Degree in a health-related field, preferred
            • Completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II or equivalent with a minimum of a grade of "C", required
            • Knowledge of medical terminology and computer skills, required
            • Certification preferred
              • Eligibility Routes for Certification:
                • A) Associates Degree or equivalent (60 credit hrs.), completion of an NCRA-Accredited Formal Education Degree Program, 160 hr. practicum in a CTR-staffed cancer registry
                • B) Associates Degree or equivalent (60 credit hrs.), completion of an NCRA-Accredited Formal Education Certificate Program, 160 hr. practicum in a CTR-staffed cancer registry
                • C) Associates Degree or equivalent (60 credit hrs.), completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II or equivalent with a minimum grade of "C", 1950 hrs. (equivalent to 1 yr. full time) experience in the Cancer Registry field
                • Knowledge of American College of Surgeons (ACOS) guidelines, required
                • Knowledgeable about cancer, cancer staging, cancer treatment, biostatistics, and epidemiology, required
                • Interaction with a patient population of adults to geriatrics
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Keywords: North Mississippi Medical Center, Oxford , Cancer Registry Assistant, Other , Tupelo, Mississippi

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