Cancer Registry Coord
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Seattle, WA

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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:
The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
The Stroke Care Excellence Award
Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
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Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.
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Responsible for the cancer registry operations at Northwest Hospital. Independently and accurately collects codes and abstracts eligible case histories in accordance with the Commission on Cancer standards. Utilizes data to prepare precise, reliable, and timely reports for physicians and research projects. Assists the hospital to comply with and meet the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Cancer Program certification reviews.


Coordinates cancer registry operations , includes but is not limited to :
Facilitates daily operation of the Cancer Registry, maintaining records and following procedures in accordance with Commission on Cancer standards.
Contacts various software resources including , but not limited to, DOL, SS Index, DeathTape and Central Registry, to maintain registry with follow-up information such as quality of life and length of survival.
Manages the Cancer Registry database system, including upgrades and quality control.
Collects codes and abstracts eligible case histories. Organizes and prioritizes a high volume of data, with an orientation to detail.
Appropriately handles highly confidential clinical and quality information; complies with hospital confidentiality policies and HIPAA rules.
Reviews hospital records to identify and compile patient data for use in cancer management program and to comply with government regulations.
Registers appropriate patients with diagnosis of malignancy.
Reviews patient's medical records, abstracts and codes information such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment, and enters data into computer.

Coordinates compliance with ACoS standards, includes but is not limited to :
Maintains current knowledge of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) certification requirements.
Prepares for and maintains readiness for ACoS Cancer Program certification reviews.
Participates in ACoS activities and surveys.

Supports and collaborates with clinical groups , includes but is not limited to :
Collaborates and provides support to appropriate clinical groups, including but not limited to: Committee on Cancer, Breast/Gyn/Chest/General cancer conferences, , physicians, and other patient care providers.
Provides support for Committee on Cancer and Breast Conferences.

Provides data and reports includes but is not limited to :
Analyzes, synthesizes, and summarizes complex and diverse data; prepares precise, reliable, and timely reports for physicians, research projects, special projects, and for in-house data requests.
Prepares an Annual Cancer Report.


1. Education Background
Bachelor's degree in related field;
Or, equivalent combination of education, experience and or training.

2. Licensure, Registration, Certification
Requires Certification as Cancer Registrar;
Or, must earn certification within the timeframe established by the Manager.

Special Training/Skills
Requires knowledge medical terminology, ICDO-9/CPT4 and ICDO-10 coding and regulatory requirements.
Proficiency with database, spreadsheet and word-processing software.
Familiarity with Cancer Registry applications such as CNeXT and Oncolog.

Work Experience
At least one year of experience in tumor registry or equivalent data management experience

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