Tumor Registrar II

Location
Sandy Springs, GA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 29, 2017
Closes
Oct 29, 2017
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Find your extraordinary side.

Northside Hospital Health Care System is a state-of-the-art setting for patients, and for you.

With three cutting-edge acute care hospitals --- in Atlanta, Canton, and Cumming, Georgia --- and more
than 150 locations throughout the State of Georgia, we are leading the way in your backyard and across the country.

Consider the numbers:
  • 868-bed, not-for-profit provider
  • Nearly 2 million patient visits annually
  • A renowned team that includes more than 2,500 physicians and 15,000 employees

We lead the nation in newborn deliveries, perform the most robotic surgeries, and diagnose and treat the most cancer cases in the state.

Learn more about our expansion, full range of medical services, and our extraordinary career
opportunities at www.northside.com.

Facility Overview
Northside Hospital

Discover what’s possible.
See what’s inside.

Discovering what’s possible at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia --- it’s something our patients and team members do every day. Our reputation as one of Georgia’s fastest growing healthcare institutions and our state-of-the-art, award-winning work environment are well-known. But what resonates most
with our people is the way we balance clinical excellence with compassionate care, support real work/life balance, and how close they feel to their co-workers.

Our 537-bed, not-for-profit, full-service hospital does more than serve our community. We’re a market leader in Women's Services, Maternity and Newborn Services, Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and Cancer Care.
Proud to have been voted “Atlanta's Most Preferred Hospital for All Health Care Needs" by
consumers for more than 16 years. We are pleased to offer our people great pay, benefits, and a pension plan.

We are a state-of-the-art setting for opportunity, top quality health care, and you.

Ready to make a difference --- and a better living?
Find your extraordinary side with Northside Hospital today.

Service Area Overview
Extraordinary cancer care

Discovering what’s possible at The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute --- it’s something our patients do every day. When cancer is what they’re up against, finding the right team to counsel, support, treat, and monitor them is everything. When patients choose Northside, they are connecting with one of the largest and most respected providers of comprehensive cancer services in the Southeast.

- Our program has received an Outstanding Achievement Award as a fully accredited
Comprehensive Community Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
- Specialty areas include: BMT; Women's; Prostate; and Research.
- The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute combines the latest in technology, research with compassionate, patient-centered care.

For patients and families focused on cancer, our level of clinical excellence --- on par with academic-
based programs --- is impressive and important. But often, what people talk about most is our team, the warm, attentive care that they provide, and how personally they take it when our neighbors are affected by cancer.

Do you have the dedication and empathy to contribute to our team?
Then find your extraordinary side with us today!

As part of Northside Hospital, we balance clinical excellence with compassionate care, support work/life
balance and continuing education, and offer great pay, benefits, and a pension plan. For information on
rewarding cancer care careers with Northside Hospital, ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the Top 25
Places to Work in the US, contact us today.

Position Description
Abstracts and benign processes for the oncology database in accordance to standards of the Cancer Committee, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, SEER, American College of Surgeons and other accrediting agencies across all Northside facilities. Obtains, organizes, and manages cancer data for use in various quality improvement and investigative studies.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Abstracts comprehensive data set in a timely manner utilizing pathology reports, radiology reports, treatment records, laboratory values, and other pertinent records, including non-hospital records, to document diagnosis, stage, disease extent, treatment, and response.
2. Abstracts all primary sites in accordance with multiple primary rules established by SEER and American College of Surgeons.
3. Employs defensive abstracting techniques for utilization in patient treatment summaries.
4. Performs follow-up on cases abstracted.
5. Completes collaborative staging on all malignant cases, as eligible.
6. Clinically stages patients in registry abstracts utilizing AJCC TNM in the absence of physician staging.
7. Evaluates physician staging for accuracy and addresses discrepancy through established processes.
8. Documents adherence to treatment management guidelines in accordance with established national guidelines. 9. Ensures case completion in accordance to American College of Surgeons.
10. Employs approved edits software to ensure zero (0) errors prior to data submittal to accrediting bodies.
11. Utilizes case administration over-ride codes as applicable.
12.12. Abstracts data for special cancer studies in a timely manner, including data fields not typical of comprehensive data set.
13. Performs quality control of abstracts using a variety of methods including but not limited to visual review, computer edit checks, audits, data query, re-abstracting studies, and reliability studies
14. Assists with quality control of abstracts by physicians.
15. Coordinates and conducts quality improvement studies as approved by the Cancer Committee in adherence to American College of Surgeons standards.
16. Assists other oncology departments in their quality improvement efforts.
17. Collects diagnostic and treatment information from non-hospital sources and updates abstracts by coding and text.
18. Coordinates functions for adherence to quality measures and benchmarking in for cancer program practice profile reports and rapid quality reporting as dictated by the American College of Surgeons.
19. Communicates with physicians, patients, and other facilities as needed to ensure all data is complete.
20. Releases data to outside facilities and maintains HIPAA log on all data released to outside facilities and registries.
21. Coordinates the cancer conferences in the event of staffing shortage, and attends other meetings as necessary. 22. Performs other clerical functions as needed.
23. Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, or employee/patient/visitor injury accident to Manager.

Position Requirements
Required:
1. Associates degree or equivalent in related field.
2. CTR Certification
3. Experience using computer data base systems.
4. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

Preferred:
1. B.S. degree in Health Sciences, Medical Records Administration, or related discipline.
2. Registered Record Administrator (RRA) and/or Accredited Record Technician (ART).

License/Certification Requirements: Yes

Work Hours: 7a-3:30p

Weekend Requirements: No

On-Call Requirements: No

WANT THE INSIDE STORY?
Our team members report that our state-of-the-art environment, work/life balance, reputation as a leader both locally and nationally, continuing education offerings, growth opportunities, and pay/benefits/pension plan are why they chose --- and chose to stay with --- Northside Hospital.
Contact us today to learn more about careers at Northside.
Side by side, there’s nothing we can’t achieve!

Northside Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status or military service, or any other characteristic protected by federal law or Georgia law.

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