Cancer Information Specialist, Abstracting Focus

<strong>As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center for Health Affairs provides members with vital services and resources aimed at enhancing the region&rsquo;s healthcare community.&nbsp;<br /><br />This position requires a very careful adherence to well-defined work where repeatable results are needed. The work is highly precise in nature and requires a very strong attention to detail.&nbsp; It is vital for the work output to be very high quality, with correct results, time and time again.&nbsp;<br /></strong>

Cleveland, OH

Champs Oncology

<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span class="brand-dark-blue">Our Mission.</span></strong></span></p> <p><strong>To improve patient care by delivering and transforming high- quality cancer care into actionable information for healthcare providers.</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span class="brand-dark-blue">Our Vision.</span></strong></span></p> <p><strong>Advancing cancer care through expert insight, data and reporting to provide a complete picture of your cancer service right at your fingertips.</strong></p>

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: Checking and double-checking is often necessary; individuals performing the job must be patient and conscientious. Both the content and the presentation are important; all work must be highly polished. There is little ambiguity in this job. It is very clear what needs to be done, and what the expected results are. This clarity will come either from the company's management, or from established professional disciplines and processes. The established procedures and processes must be followed very closely; there is little room or necessity to modify them. Much of the work can be accomplished by working at a steady, even pace. There is much consistency and familiarity from one day to the next. It is generally feasible to plan large blocks of work ahead of time. When work duties do change, there is ample foresight and time to prepare. The work is best accomplished working as an individual, without a great dependence on other people or "politics" for results. The work is helpful in nature; providing support and/or service to others in an environment free from competition. Interacting with customers requires a professional, formal manner where the focus is on completing the task pleasantly and correctly.<br /> <p>Use professional certification and technical expertise to provide cancer registry operation services to CHAMPS Oncology facilities, focusing on cancer information management.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Essential Functions:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Responsible for functions relating to cancer information management within the scope of services as outlined in the designated contracts.</li> <li>Maintains working knowledge of cancer program reporting activities (i.e. cancer committee, survey readiness &amp; Commission on Cancer preparation function, etc), in accordance with the current CoC standards Manual.</li> <li>Performs data collection (abstracting) and reporting on eligible cancer cases in accordance with current state mandates and national accrediting agencies.</li> <li>Assigns codes to the collected data set items in accordance with current state and national accrediting agencies.</li> <li>Performs case ascertainment in accordance with current state and national accrediting agencies.</li> <li>Responsible to maintain compliance procedures to obtain information (follow-up) on progress of cancer patients.</li> <li>Prepares cancer registry reports and/or studies within required guidelines and/or timelines.</li> <li>Maintains cancer registry files in accordance with current state and national accrediting agencies.</li> <li>Maintain professional memberships and credentials.</li> <li>Provide required weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly reporting to appropriate CHAMPS ONCOLOGY supervisor (i.e. work logs, timecards, registry status reports, etc).</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Additional Responsibilities:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Markets and promotes the designated department and its products/services.</li> <li>Participate in internal meetings to coordinate department goals and objectives with those of the organization.</li> <li>Promotes organization at trade shows and/or educational conferences.</li> </ol>
Requirements: <p><strong>Training and Experience</strong></p> <ol> <li>Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school;</li> <li>Required credential as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) in good standing with the National Cancer Registrars Association.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities </strong></p> <ol> <li>Proficiency in Microsoft products, experience with at least one registry software</li> <li>Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with both internal and external customers to the organization</li> <li>Ability to interface well with all departments of the company and to represent The Center/ CHAMPS in a highly professional manner.</li> <li>Handles confidential and proprietary information.</li> <li>Ability to identify challenges and demonstrate independent judgment in decision making</li> <li>Takes initiative and demonstrates resourcefulness.</li> <li>Ability to work well as a team member while demonstrating and promoting corporate initiatives</li> <li>Ability to travel during regular business hours. Overnight and weekend travel may be required occasionally.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ol>