Oncology Data Coordinator CTR

Banner Health - Greeley, CO

On the forefront of prevention, treatment and research, our oncology services work tirelessly for our patients dealing with all types of cancer. From detection and diagnosis to treatment and bedside care, we work to make our patients’ lives better, empowering them to become cancer survivors.

The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Radiation Oncology department is a component of a comprehensive mutl-disciplinary cancer center located in Greeley, Colorado.

The Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a “Community Comprehensive Cancer Program.” The radiation oncology program is APEx accredited. The cancer program works in a regional model of care. The Banner MD Anderson cancer program is a comprehensive program embracing a broad spectrum of care and services, from prevention and early detection programs through an active cancer survivorship program. A robust cancer research program supports the program in northern Colorado.

The radiation oncology department utilizes Varian Oncology equipment, including a True Beam 2.0 with Edge Components, 21EX linear accelerator, and an active HDR Brachytherapy Program. The department has a 4-D wide bore CT simulator.

Work culture embraces a positive work culture, principles of “Just Culture” and a culture of Safety. Patient experience is a high priority for the cancer program.

To learn more about this and other great opportunities call or email our Recruiter, Greta McGough, at 307-534-7108 or greta.mcgough@bannerhealth.com.

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About North Colorado Medical Center
A 378-bed Level II trauma center and acute care facility with over 3000 employees, North Colorado Medical Center is the largest hospital in the region. As a regional medical center, we provide community-based and specialty services for a service area that includes southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. In order to provide the most compassionate and innovative care possible, we bring together state-of-the-art technology and an exceptional team of health care professionals. For the healthcare professional, our Greeley, Colorado location offers access to a wide variety of recreational activities in an inviting, close-knit community.

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

Job Summary

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.

Essential Functions

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 states 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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.