The Registry Abstractor performs required data collection for state, national and federal agencies regarding cancer and other reportable diseases.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Maintain all Service Level Agreements outlined in the current scope of project assignment.
- Consistently meet and achieve abstracting accuracy rate of 95%.
- Consistently meet established productivity benchmarks for case accession year.
- Work with Clinical Registry Technician in modified abstracting workflow, when applicable.
- Complete weekly productivity in centralized productivity tool at end of workweek.
- Participate in new hire and annual Quality reviews, onsite or remote.
- Participate in monthly conference calls and meetings, which may include presenting education topics and trends in Oncology.
- Develop and maintain working relationships with project colleagues, member of medical staff and facility’s leadership as specified for each project assigned.
- Interface with various departments to ensure that cancer-related information is available for the Cancer Registry.
- Submit data as required to the State Central Registry and National Cancer Data Base, if requested by manager.
- Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
- Maintain certification and NCRA membership, as well as appropriate state association memberships
- Remote Registry Abstractors must have high speed internet access and experience with remote access, set-up, and troubleshooting of technical issues.
- Supports nThrive’s Compliance Program by adhering to policies and procedures pertaining to HIPAA, FDCPA, FCRA, and other laws applicable to nThrive’s business practices. This includes: becoming familiar with nThrive’s Code of Ethics, attending training as required, notifying management or nThrive’s Helpline when there is a compliance concern or incident, HIPAA-compliant handling of patient information, and demonstrable awareness of confidentiality obligations.
- Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) and active membership in the national and/or local cancer registrar association.
- Minimum of 2 years current abstracting experience.
- Extensive experience with FORDS/STORES and AJCC Staging is required. Working knowledge of 2018 data collection requirements from all standard setters.
- Knowledge of specific State-reporting requirements preferred.
- Proficient with various cancer registry software systems – i.e. Metriq, ERS, Oncolog, cNext, Rocky Mountain.
- Proficient with various electronic medical record systems – i.e. Epic, Cerner, Meditech, McKesson
- Recent abstracting experience of cases with an average of 1.5 cases per hour productivity and 95% accuracy rate.
- Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings including with colleagues, medical staff and other departments within the facility.
- Knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to use various e-mail and Internet applications.
- College degree or degree in allied health field preferred; course in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology required.
- Must display excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills with all levels of internal and external customers