Cancer Information Specialist – Cancer Program

<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;</strong><br /><br /><strong>The focus of this position is working with and through others, building and maintaining relationships, and working closely and accurately within established guidelines.&nbsp;</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: <p>There is a need for an effective communicator, someone who is able to stimulate and motivate others while being aware of and responsive to their needs and concerns. There will be many different people to meet and work with. The person in this position must be friendly and genuinely interested in the business, agenda, and needs of others, including the company, its management, the team, the company's customers, or all of the above. A persuasive, teaching style of communication is required to communicate the company's policies, programs, and systems. A faster-than-average pace will be the norm for this position. Detail work is a major focus of the job, and those details need to be handled quickly, correctly, and efficiently. This portion of the work will often focus on relationships with others; correct handling of details dealing with others is necessary to maintain and grow relationships. If the job involves managing others, following up carefully, closely, and cheerfully is required to ensure both correct work and maintenance of the relationships. Necessary corrections must be made in a constructive, supportive manner. As time is usually a factor, the work must be done on time, as well as correctly. In general, this is a position where guidelines, structure, and established policies must be followed fairly closely, while working with and for others.<br /><br />Use professional certification and technical expertise to provide cancer registry program services to CHAMPS Oncology facilities, including cancer information management, cancer registry operations and participation in cancer program activities.&nbsp; Create partnership with the hospital or facility staff to provide better information to be used in the management of cancer.<br /><br /><br /></p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Essential Functions:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Responsible for activities and/or functions relating to cancer information management, cancer registry operations and cancer program activities within the scope of services outlined in the designated contracts.</li> <li>Actively participates in cancer program reporting activities (i.e. cancer committee, survey readiness &amp;/or Commission on Cancer preparation function, etc).</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>Professionally interacts with facility departments and medical organizations.</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 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.</li> </ol>