The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
Under general supervision, this position identifies all analytic and nonanalytic cancer cases according to American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards. They assign International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) codes, collaborative staging and AJCC TNM stages using the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Manual for Staging of Cancer, and Seventh Edition to all reportable cancer cases. They will serve as an information resource for ICD-O coding, staging and abstracting to assure quality data and correct end results and assist in patient follow-ups.
With thorough understanding of cancer disease process and medical terminology, abstracts all cancer cases according to Commission on Cancer standards and the needs of the SCCA medical staffs in a timely manner
Assigns ICD-O site and morphology codes
Demonstrates ability to interpret pathology reports and other pertinent information in medical records to assign TNM staging and histology grade for all cancer patients
Responsible for case finding; identify analytic cases vs. non-analytic cases according to rules and regulations of Commission on Cancer to ensure complete Cancer Registry for SCCA
Coordinates quality control activities
Participates in Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS)
Assist in the follow-up of cancer patients
Manages any discrepancies between Cancer Surveillance system and SCCA data
Participates in the development of database program
Participates in Cancer Committee meetings
Participates in Cancer Conferences
Participates in patient care evaluation studies
Updates Cancer Registry policy and procedure manual
Acts as information resource to physicians, other departments, and other health care providers to eliminate duplicate efforts and to assure quality data
Perform related duties as required
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)
Knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology
Working knowledge in Microsoft Office
Bachelor of Science
Has working knowledge of both Onoclog and CNExT Cancer Registry Database system
2 years of work experience in Cancer Registry
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