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Oncology Registrar-LGMC Cancer Center Research-Full Time

Lafayette General Health
Lafayette

Job Description

The Oncology Registrar manages the Cancer Registry of Lafayette General Medical Center ensuring accurate and timely collection of cancer patient data, which allows for the evaluation of patient outcomes and identification of opportunities for improvement. Lifetime follow-up of patients included in the database encourages clinical follow-up and surveillance of additional primaries.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manages the Cancer Data Management System and Cancer Registry Operations to maintain and preferably exceed the minimum requirements of an approved Cancer Program of the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons.
2. Annual completion of the SAR (Survey Application Record) to facilitate a thorough and accurate evaluation of the cancer program on an ongoing basis.
3. Ensures that the clinical services, cancer committee, cancer conferences, and quality management program of LGMC are in place meeting the requirements for all standards outlined in the Cancer Program Standards 2009, Revised Edition in an effort to maintain our CoC Approved Cancer Program.
4. Maintain the efficient operation of the LGMC Cancer Program by managing and overseeing the duties of the Cancer Committee, Oncology Conferences, Quality Management Program, and the Cancer Data Management System.
5. Manage the collection, abstracting, staging, and management of data for all cancer patients diagnosed and/or treated at the various entities of LGMC.
6. Manage a current database maintained for complete data collection of all reportable cancer cases.
7. Manages an on-going patient follow-up system on all living cancer patients to obtain information on quality and length of survival for the evaluation of cancer care.
8. Complies and submits all statistical requests for cancer related research studies and projects, and administrative planning.
9. Helps to maintain the Quality Management Program of the Cancer Program by planning and completing a minimum of two patient care evaluation studies annually through the efforts of the Cancer Committee.
10. Coordinates and provides quality assurance activities of the cancer registry.
11. Coordinates Cancer Registry Data for submission to the Acadiana Tumor Registry and the National Cancer DataBase to provide feedback to assess the quality of patient care.
12. Assures integrity of the computerized C/Next program by maintaining accurate software updates and contract negotiations.
13. Keeps informed of the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, and Joint Commission standards regarding maintenance of an Accredited Oncology Program.
14. Adheres to and supports the HIM policies and procedures, functions and standards, to include patient confidentiality.
15. Maintains Certified Tumor Registry credentials to positively impact cancer patient care as successful operation of the cancer registry requires credentialed staff who are trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of oncology data collection and case abstracting.
16. Maintains continuing educational standards in accordance with professional organizations; American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), National Cancer Registry Association (NCRA), and Louisiana Cancer Registry Association (LCRA).

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:
1. Graduate from an approved Health Information Management Program, registered by the American Health Information and Management Association, OR Bachelors degree with course completion of Anatomy and Physiology OR 15+ years in Oncology Registry required.
2. Required to attain CTR credential within one year of hire, and maintains the credential to positively impact cancer patient care. Successful operation of the Cancer Registry requires credentialed staff who are trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of oncology case abstracting, as required by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
3. Minimum of one year experience in Healthcare.
4. A thorough working knowledge of the Computer System and word processors.
5. A thorough working knowledge of Transcription Dictation and Transcription Services and Systems (MEDQUIST preferred).

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:
Computer
Various

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas

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