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Cancer Registry Certified Data Abstractor PRN - Work from Home in Largo at Parallon

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Parallon believes that organizations that continuously learn and improve will thrive. That’s why after more than a decade we remain dedicated to helping hospitals and hospital systems operate knowledgeably, intelligently, effectively and efficiently in the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace, today and in the future. As one of the healthcare industry’s leading providers of business and operational services, Parallon is uniquely equipped to provide a broad spectrum of customized revenue cycle services.
Job Summary - This position is responsible for case finding and abstraction of cancer data for HCA hospitals.
Supervisor - Cancer Registry Director
Supervises - N/A
Duties (included but not limited to):
• Completes case-finding for assigned facilities, including review of pathology reports, the disease index,
suspense list in Meditech and merging appropriate cases into Metriq.
• Responsible for reviewing medical records to abstract information according to the standards of the
American College of Surgeons (ACOS) and the appropriate State Cancer Data System.
• Performs timely abstraction of assigned cases to ensure compliance with ACOS standards, i.e. within
six months of patient contact.
• Completes edit checks and makes appropriate changes on a timely basis.
• Follow ACOS and state data standards and coding instructions to abstract all reportable cases.
• Assist with case follow-up of analytic patients as requested.
• Attend state and national educational activities as approved by Director.
• Submit data to the National Cancer Data Bank (NCDB) in accordance with the annual Call for Data.
• Submit data monthly to the appropriate State Cancer Data System.
• Resolve errors resulting in the rejection of records from the NCDB and the state data systems.
• Participates in required continuing education programs, and annual reorientation.
• Practice and adhere to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"
• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

• Knowledge of disease index and pathology reports.
• Computer skills, including data input, Meditech and other required software.
• High school degree (or equivalent) required; Associates degree preferred
• 3-5 years of Cancer Data Abstraction or Medical Records experience
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) designation required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS - Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. Work is performed in an office environment. Work may be stressful at times. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.
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