This position coordinates the Oncology Data Registry and oncology data management program in accordance with established standards, policies, and regulations related to cancer surveillance and hospital cancer programs. Maintains all aspects of the Oncology Data Registry (Cancer Registry) according to state law, the Commission on Cancer (COC), all regulatory standards and reporting guidelines. Using the cancer registry data system, identifies, registers, and maintains the record of every hospital cancer patient. Obtains follow up information on all cancer patients. Coordinates the American College of Surgeons survey and the Annual Report for the hospital cancer program.
This position requires knowledge of medical terminology and theability to interpret and comprehend information contained within patients medical record. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. AJoint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior.We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
Position Available :
Monday - Friday with occasional weekends
40 hours per week
Screens, abstracts, and evaluates cancer patients' pertinent information regarding the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as survival statistics of all facility patients having an oncological-related or hematological-related diagnosis. Ensures that all cancer patients are identified through the established case finding procedures including analysis of medical records, pathology reports, radiology reports and laboratory reports.
Performs all data collection, coding, and abstracting functions in accordance with the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the state Cancer Registry guidelines. Maintains audit and quality assurance processes for case findings, abstracting, coding, follow-up and data processing procedures.
Manages and/or conducts follow-up surveys and updates demographic information on cancer patients in the registry through contact with physicians, clinics, hospital records, patients, and families. Answers requests for registry data; extracts data from assigned company facility database and generates reports as needed. Maintains confidentiality and security of patient data in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Analyses data, prepares and presents reports. Performs statistical data analysis and graphical presentation for registry data studies including data requests for Patient Care Evaluation studies and the Annual Report; provides information and meeting preparation for Cancer Committee and subcommittees, with responsibility for all aspects of Cancer conferences (Tumor Boards) including case selection and preparation of agendas; is responsible for accurate reporting of all required information to the state's Central Cancer Registry. Compiles and prepares all required and requested reports, special studies and surveys as required or assigned by the Tumor Board, Cancer Committee, the state Cancer Registry, National Cancer Data Base, or the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Maintains a current knowledge of cancer treatment, research and Cancer Registry requirements and acts as a knowledge resource to staff. Provides guidance in interpreting the COC Cancer Program Standards and evaluating compliance, actively participates in the accreditation survey process of the cancer program and the facility. As assigned, conducts in-service educational programs for medical record/cancer registry students, new employees and volunteers.
Assists in projects for cancer committee, the system, research projects and community outreach. Coordinates work and projects with state and national cancer registries.
May supervise employed or contracted support staff, including the selection, training and performance management of staff.
Manages or participates in the development and management of the department budget in conjunction with established goals and objectives. Holds responsibility for ensuring that assigned budgetary goals are met on an annual basis.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Requires an education equivalent to an Associate degree in Health Information (RHIT or RHIA) or health related field, including coursework in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, statistical analysis and disease processes
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification or CTR eligible. Candidate must be willing to obtain CTR, if not currently certified.
Requires three or more years of related work experience in medical records, cancer registry and/or experience in an oncology data management position. , including coding and abstracting experience. Must have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple work projects and tasks.
Must be able to work effectively with common office computer software, the electronic medical records system and databases, spreadsheet and graphical programs.
Registered Health Information Technologist or Registered Health Information Administrator certification (RHIT or RHIA) One or more years of Cancer Registry experience
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; q ualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.