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Posted: 9/25/2020
Job Reference #: 16441
Keywords: medical

Job Description

Requisition ID
Clinical Care-Other
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Location : Name
Presbyterian Hospital
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New Mexico


This opportunity is open to remote applicants in the United States, with the exception of the following states:

Washington, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Ohio.

Job Description
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Days

In compliance with national, state and accreditation standards, identifies, collects, interprets, analyzes, codes, summarizes and maintains complex cancer patient data from a range of relevant sources, using multiple data systems, to ensure accurate, comprehensive, and timely patient records and statistics. As a clinical informaticist, uses technical knowledge and data systems to develop, validate and present Registry data reports for committees, special projects, physicians and administrators.


*At all times, complies with HIPAA guidelines and safeguards patient confidentiality
*In strict compliance with standards and abstracting rules set by national standard setting bodies, abstracts and codes a complete and accurate matrix of patient information and clinical data using appropriate classification systems, as referenced in multiple hard-copy manuals and online resources, for all cancer patients diagnosed and/or treated by Presbyterian Cancer Care
*Proficiently uses multiple data systems to ensure complete patient record (Epic EMR, TriCore, Radiology Associates, E-Path, etc)
*Exhibits ability to make decisions based on subject knowledge and type of source material, while functioning under the guidance of the abstraction process rules established by national standard setters
*Ensures cancer registry requirements defined by the standard setters, American College of Surgeons (ACOS) and the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program are met and maintained
*Exhibits ability to understand, verbalize and comply with all electronic and manual data flow, abstracted and entered into the Registry system, and pulled from the Registry system
* Prepare narrative reports and graphic presentation in creating a patient summary that may include diagnosis methods, staging, treatment patterns, recurrence, and surveillance of one or more disease states in cancer patients documented in the Registry
*Rely on and utilize the most current hierarchy of source documents to establish which information may be used in preference over any other. This is balanced by a thorough understanding of where to locate details to enable completion of the abstracts required fields, for the year(s) the patients are diagnosed, treated and surveilled
*Demonstrate flexibility and adaptation to changes in standards, data systems and registry policies, as well as timely self-education on changes in data and abstracting requirements and use of information technology systems for
*Data Quality Assurance
*Analysis and Data Usage
*Demonstrate ability to comply with requirements for follow-up on patient data and cases abstracted, to ensure complete and accurate records for Presbyterian, New Mexico and national cancer databases and statistics
* Responsible for timely correction of and addition to patient records, based on edits generated, or additional information/reports received
*Responsible for review, organization and transmission of Registry data to Commission on Cancers National Cancer Database (NCDB), New Mexico Tumor Registry (NMTR), and the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program, each in its own predefined format
*Ability to extract and analyze data from Registry database (CRStar), then prepare reports in support of accreditation requirements for Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer
* Act as a data steward in maintaining and ensuring data integrity for the following systems: CRStar, Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS), National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), Physician Review reports, special studies, data for the MD Anderson Provider Network, and all requested reports
*Aid in development and maintenance of Cancer Registry policies and procedures
*Participate in peer review, as reviewer and reviewee
*Serve as a preceptor to new CTRs and CTR Is
*Coordinate Tumor Board activities as assigned, inclusive of collection of case information from physicians and navigators, coordination of timely receipt of pathology and radiology diagnostic data, ensuring all audio/visual systems are in working order, and email notifications to attendees. Responsible for documentation of activities (attendance, cases presented, presenters, etc) per Commission on Cancer accreditation requirements and Medical Education requirements (CME documentation)
*Attend Cancer Committee and Breast Program Leadership quarterly meetings, present data as assigned, document meeting minutes
*Perform other duties as assigned
*Proficient use of Microsoft Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Epic; experience with CRStar or other Registry databases is preferred
*Ability to learn, understand and proficiently use the multiple data systems used for Registry data review, collection, transmission and update of patient records and patient data (CRStar, EPath, Epic, NMTR, NCDB, RQRS)
*Ability to use and troubleshoot audiovisual equipment
*Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
*Ability to take direction and follow written procedures, as well as update written procedures to reflect registry-related changes, changes in process, etc
*Ability to work independently and prioritize work to meet deadlines and varied expectations
*Demonstrate flexibility in prioritization and variability of work assignments and approaches
*Adaptable to change and motivated to maintain a teamwork approach to new and/or unfamiliar assignments
*Demonstrate working knowledge of the multiple data systems in use, and possess ability to recommend innovative and efficient approaches to data collection/transmission/reporting
*Self-motivated to gain and maintain knowledge of ongoing updates to standards through regular use of multiple required (electronic and hardcopy) references


Education: Associates Degree required
*Successful completion of an Associates Degree in any field or 3 years of experience in lieu of degree.

Associate Degree

Certified Tumor Registrar

Competencies and skills:
SKILL-Medical Terminology
SKILL-Microsoft Office
SKILL-Written communication


Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.



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