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Cancer Registar

  • Location: New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey
  • Salary: 30-35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 6 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Contact: Brian Petralia
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: (732) 353-4210
  • Start Date: 05/10/2021
  • Job Ref: 21-07344

SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the Cancer Registry Information Specialist II, under the direction of the supervisor, audits hospitals and other
health care facilities and collects data for cancer case reports. Conducts cancer data collection, quality control and medical data correction activities for the New Jersey State Cancer Registry in accordance with overall Cancer Registry Program goals; does related duties as required.


1. Reviews and resolves complex medical information problems submitted by health care facilities.
2. Performs quality control activities associated with collection, preparation, and editing of cancer data.
3. 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.
4. Provides training to health care facilities staff in abstracting, coding, case finding, staging of tumors and use of cancer registry software.
5. Conducts investigations and makes recommendations to health care facilities staff to correct deficiencies found in cancer reporting as a result of quality control activities.
6. Ensures the compilation and timely submission of statistical cancer data by health care facilities on cancer incidence, treatment, and follow-up
7. Ensures that cancer data is submitted in a format compatible with NJSCR and NAACCR.
8. Prepares reports and correspondence of a technical nature as required.
9. Obtains detailed health history, medical, diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up information on each cancer case through inquiries into medical
records andlor interviews with patients and physicians. Completes questionnaires with accurate data on these items.
10. Works closely with health care facility personnel serving as technical expert to rectify consistent problems and errors noted in medical and
demographic information, such as surgical intervention, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy
11. Abstracts and codes medical data for case reports; prepares reports for data entry staff.
12. Contacts patients and their physicians to request participation in studies.

Bachelor's Degree plus two (2) 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
Appointees must possess a valid Certified Tumor Registrar certification issued by the National Cancer Registrar's Association and the
National Board for Certification of Registrars. Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Seer DMS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Equivalent education, experience andlor training may be substituted for the degree requirement.