Cancer Registrar

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Location:
Arlington, TX US
Job ID:
93655
Department:
Cancer Registry
Area of Interest:
Health Information Management
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial

Qualifications/Duties:
Cancer Registrar

Education:
High school diploma or GED required
Courses in ICD-9DM and CPT coding, medical terminology, human anatomy & physiology

Experience:
One year ICD-9 coding in a health care setting required
Coding experience is required to perform the job duties, but this is not a coding only position.
Registrar experience preferred

License/Certification:
CTR certification within 18 months of hire

Required Skills:
Coding, Typing, Faxing, Telephone Communication

Duties:
Performs case finding for reportable cancer cases
Reviews disease indexes, patient records, hospital reports and department logs for reportable cases using state guidelines

Provides complete abstract data to Texas Cancer Registry
Reviews TDSHS software and hospital data report for multiple primaries, duplicate records and unusual code combinations
Recognizes and submits pertinent information regarding diagnosis and treatment
Applies rules for determining disease spread extent at time of diagnosis

Communicates with other health professionals as needed
Works closely with Texas Cancer Registry for continued training, case finding, re-abstracting studies and death clearance
Contacts physicians, interacts with other departments to clarify and obtain cancer information
Assists with quality control by alerting HIM coders and clerks of chart inconsistencies or deficiencies

Complies with Texas Cancer Registry requirements for timely data submission  
Monitors hospital accession register for required monthly submissions
Submits completed abstracts in prescribed media forum

Demonstrates professional growth and development
Adheres to the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) Code of Ethics
Attends professional meetings and seminars related to cancer registry activities
Stays current on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer for registry purposes


Keywords:  "Chart Abstraction" "Chart Abstracting" "EHR" "Electronic Health Record" "EMR" "Electronic Medical Record" "OncoLog" "ICD-10"


Entity Information:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.  For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.
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