Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Cancer Registry Information Specialist I for the New Jersey State Cancer Registry at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Cancer Registry Information Specialist I, under the direction of the supervisor, trains cancer registrars and health care professionals in abstracting, coding and quality assurance activities. Conducts cancer data collection, quality control and medical data correction activities for the New Jersey State Cancer Registry; assists in setting priorities, deadlines, and schedules in accordance with overall Cancer Registry Program goals; does related duties as required.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Serves as technical expert for quality assurance and/or data collection and correction staff as well as health care facilities to ensure reliability of medical data for analysis and research.
Assists in designing studies to assess validity and reliability of cancer data.
Manages projects assigned by supervisory staff.
Assists with work direction for field staff and works with health care facility staff responsible for cancer data collection as well as quality control activities associated with collection, preparation, and editing of cancer data.
Performs tasks associated with medical data corrections related to demographic and medical information such as assignment of primary site and histology, staging extent of tumor invasion, and proper correction of diagnostic and cancer treatment information.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree plus five (5) years of experience as a tumor registrar in a central cancer registry, hospital, or other health care facility which shall have included responsibility for abstracting cancer cases, quality control, and conducting public health surveys, or patient care studies and evaluations.
Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to perform lead responsibilities of the position.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
This multi-site position requires working in Trenton and New Brunswick, NJ and traveling to various locations throughout the state.
Possesses own vehicle or alternative means of transportation from one site to another.
Posting Number: 21ST0884
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 130200
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.