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Cancer Abstracting Specialist

Location: Remote
Job Code: 141
# of openings: 1


The CHAMPS Oncology team is dedicated to improving patient care by delivering and transforming high-quality cancer data into actionable information for cancer programs and healthcare providers across the country. For more than 40 years, CHAMPS has worked to raise the bar for the cancer registry profession. Our team of experienced CTRs and highly skilled cancer information specialists are continuously trained and educated on the latest compliance standards, best practices and data analytic tools, including CHAMPS Oncology’s cloud-based system, insight2oncology®


JOB SUMMARY                                                            


CHAMPS Oncology is looking for a Cancer Program Specialist to join our team. As a CHAMPS Oncology Cancer Program Specialist, you will be responsible for managing cancer patient databases and recording information that may be used to help detect cancer earlier, improve treatments and increase survival rates. You will examine medical and pathology records to determine patient eligibility for the cancer registry as well as make abstracts of medical records by translating medical terminology into standardized codes that record the patient's diagnosis and treatment information.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS                                                          

  • Completes activities and/or functions relating to cancer data management, cancer registry operations and cancer program activities within the scope of services outlined in contract.

  • Participates in cancer program reporting activities (i.e., cancer committee, survey readiness, and Commission on Cancer preparation).

  • Performs case ascertainment in accordance with current state mandates and national accrediting agencies.

  • Performs data collection (abstracting) and reporting on eligible cancer cases in accordance with current state mandates and national accrediting agencies.

  • Assigns codes to the collected data set items in accordance with current state and national accrediting agencies.

  • Collects, prepares and maintains cancer registry statistical reports and studies within required guidelines and/or timelines.

  • Interacts professionally with facility departments and medical organizations.

  • Maintains professional memberships and credentials.

  • Provides required weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly reporting to appropriate CHAMPS Oncology manager (e.g., work logs, timecards, and registry status reports).


KEY COMPETENCIES                                                   

  • Communication Proficiency.

  • Technical Capacity.

  • Initiative.

  • Customer/ Client Focus.

  • Critical Thinking.

  • Teamwork Orientation.

  • Time Management.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:                                                       

  • Current Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification or eligible to sit for CTR exam within 18 months

  • Previous experience preferred

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