Under direct supervision of the cancer program manager, the cancer registrar is responsible for acquiring a working knowledge of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer Program and Texas Cancer Registry. The cancer registrar will be responsible for various Commission on Cancer and Texas Cancer Registry cancer data reporting, maintenance, and follow-up functions. The cancer registry interacts with various hospital staff, medical staff, physicians' office staff, and other health care providers. The cancer registrar shares their time between North Austin Medical Center and St. David's Medical Center.
Knowledge & Skills:
Interacts a great deal with the Medical Staff as well as other hospital departments; handles confidential information; makes difficult decisions; utilizes computer equipment; keeps current on legal requirements; keeps current on ACOS and Texas Cancer Registry requirements. Strong personal computer skills with two years experience using personal computers. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively and professionally in writing, in person and over the telephone.
High school diploma or equivalent. Course work in and/or two years experience using medical terminology, anatomy & Physiology, disease processes and treatment methods. Completed an National Cancer Registrar Association-accredited Cancer Data Management course.
Two or more years of college
Must have a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification.
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