Cancer Registrar

  • Collects necessary data to ensure patients with a diagnosis of malignancy are identified and information pertaining to the type, extent of disease, treatment and survival is documented. Identifies and provides the necessary data for ongoing research investigations, and ensures the quality of statistical data. Provides clinical patient follow-up over a prolonged period to ensure quality patient care and ascertain patient outcome.
  • The following are essential job accountabilities:
  • Reviews reports from Pathology, Cytology, Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine patient treatment lists and New Patient Registration. Identifies each new case with a malignant disease and benign cases reportable by agreement.
  • Abstracts information on each newly identified case obtaining core information from the patient’s medical record.
  • Reviews consult cases; assign ICD-O code and logs cases per established departmental procedures. Reviews cases for (Follow only) and assigns a number by year.
  • Enters data in compliance with the State of California mandatory reporting guidelines.
  • Provides follow-up information for requests from outside Cancer Registries and physicians.
  • Assists in data retrieval to be used by clinicians, epidemiologists and other researchers on cancer related studies and research projects.
  • Assists supervisor in identifying problems to be brought to Cancer Committee or to the Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Maintains liaison with the medical community and allied health professions, local, state and national health organizations, professional societies and other Cancer Registries.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Schedules cases for Tumor Board. Distributes Tumor Board notices; transcribes summary for presentation as well as Tumor Board minutes.
  • Performs follow-up on living patients at least every 12 months utilizing the American College of Surgeons guidelines.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • High School or equivalent Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training
  • 2 years in allied health profession, familiar with medical terminology/anatomy, typing/filing skills.
  • Working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, basic statistics and medical records ops.
  • At least 1 year as Cancer Registrar.
  • Current certification by the National Cancer Registrars Association or be eligible to write CTR exam within one year of employment. Completion of Cancer Registry Training Program is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ACOS and state of California cancer reporting guidelines is preferred.
  • Microsoft Office, preferred.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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