Cancer Registrar in the Vidant Medical Center Cancer Registry

Vidant Medical Center

Job Description

About Vidant Medical Center
Vidant Medical Center is a fully accredited, 900+ bed regional referral facility encompassing a Level-1 Trauma Center and extensive inpatient and outpatient services including intensive and intermediate care, pediatrics, bariatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology, surgery, pain management and psychiatry.

About the Cancer Registry
The Vidant Medical Center cancer registry is a data system for the collection, management, and analysis of data on persons with a cancer diagnosis. At VMC the registry staff abstracts more than 2,000 cases annually. The highly qualified registry staff reviews, interprets, and captures a complete summary of patient history, demographic, diagnosis, staging, treatment modality and follow-up information. They also provide a valuable service to the hospital and public health professionals in determining needs in the community for resources for cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment services in order address the cancer burden in Eastern North Carolina.
Identify reportable neoplasms/injuries. Review and abstract information from patient medical records (Vidant Medical Center, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, & outside records) including demographic characteristics, history of neoplasm/injury, diagnostic procedures, final diagnosis, stage, extent of disease and treatment.
Code and enter into the database: topography, morphology, treatment, stage and other required information in compliance with standards set by the American College of Surgeons, the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry, guidelines set by the Vidant Medical Center Cancer Committee, and departmental standards.
Obtain ongoing follow up information to include medical status, 1st recurrence, death and autopsy information from patient medical records, letters or phone calls to provide end results information. Perform clerical functions of follow up as needed.
Organize, enter and maintain patient computer data to ensure conformance to tumor registry operational standards and to Page 2 of 2 meet the needs of the users of registry data.
Participate in educational activities of local, state and national Tumor Registrar association. Review reference material and current literature relative to Tumor Registry.
Assist with special projects as required.
Minimum Requirements
Associate College Degree required: (Major) Allied Health.
Eligibility to sit for Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential exam required and achieve certification within two years preferred.
Eligibility to earn the CTR credential with Allied Health experience or recent graduate may be considered.

Ten or more years oncology related experience may substitute for the required education and/or CTR certification.
One year or greater experience with Cancer Registry or other Allied Health setting.
Anyone eligible to earn the CTR credential that has allied health experience or a recent graduate may be considered.
Preferred Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health

General Statement
It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.
Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.
Vidant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA Applications for Vidant Health and its subsidiary corporate entities are accepted and employees are chosen for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability.

Contact Information
For additional information, please contact:
Elizabeth Browning, Recruiter
Email: elizabeth.browning@vidanthealth.com
Tel: (252) 847-4843

Joretta Mills, Recruiting Coordinator:
Email: jlmills@vidanthealth.com
Tel: (252) 847-3251

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