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Cancer Registry Abstractor (FT)

Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick, Georgia
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Clinical Support

Southeast Georgia has an opportunity for a Cancer Registry Abstractor to join our Cancer Care Team! :

Responsible for the identification of cancer patients and maintenance of the Cancer Registry in accordance with the requirements of the Georgia State Cancer registry and the standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Codes and abstracts clinical data utilizing appropriate ICD-0 classification system and stages each case using AJCC and SEER staging schemes as regulated by American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Obtains long-term follow up data and analyzes medical records according to ACoS standards. Updates all previously abstracted cases as required. All employees of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote a culture of safety, follow established policies, adhere to all state and federal regulatory requirements, The Joint Commission, and national patient safety standards.

* Reads and interprets the various components of the medical record, such as pathology reports, radiology x-rays and scans, physical findings, and all treatment modalities, and uses the information to correctly abstract and stage cancer cases employing various required staging systems.
* Determines the site of origin (topography) and histologic type (morphology) of the cancer and codes according to the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O), ICD-9, and other coding standards.
* Accurately abstracts health information from the computerized and paper-based medical records into the oncology registry software maintaining no greater than a 6-month backlog for first time diagnosis to abstraction at all times.
* Stages cancer records according to the American Joint Commission of Cancer TNM Staging System, as well as the SEER Summary Staging System, and collaborative staging system
* Maintains the components of the cancer-related data collection system consistent with all regulatory and procedural policies.
* Conducts the timely submission of oncology data to the Georgia and national oncology registries.
* Maintains a 90% successful follow-up rate in accordance with American College of Surgeons accreditation standards.
* Participates in other Cancer Registry functions, as assigned.



The ideal Cancer Registry Abstractor should posses the following minimal qualifications:

Associate's Degree required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Current Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification required. Documented healthcare or technical/specialized coding education required. RHIT credential preferred. A minimum of one (1) year experience in a hospital or healthcare facility where the primary function of the position was in the field of cancer registry abstracting records.

Service Excellence: All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, other team members, and the medical staff and will ensure the highest quality of care by performing their responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin. EOE/AA: M/F/D/V

Job Type: 1.0
Hours: Days
Location: Brunswick, GA - Georgia

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