Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR's) are data infor mation experts thatcapture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status forevery eligible cancer patient. All hospitals in North Carolina arelegally required to provide their cancer data to the State Department ofHealth's Central Cancer Registry on a monthly basis. In ad dition, theDuke Cancer Institute (DCI) is an accredited NCI-DesignatedCo mprehensive Cancer Center Program established by the American Collegeof Surgeons (ACoS), Commission on Cancer (CoC). Therefore, the DCI isrequi red to adhere to the CoC Cancer Program Standards which includeuniform c oding as specified in the Facility Oncology Registry DataStandards (FORD S). These data provide essential information toresearchers, healthcare p roviders, and public health officials to bettermonitor and advance cance r treatments, conduct research and improvecancer prevention and screenin g programs. CTR's work with physicians,administrators, researchers and h ealth care planners to provide supportfor cancer program development, en sure compliance of reportingstandards, and serve as a valuable resource for cancer information withthe ultimate goal of preventing and controlli ng cancer. CTR's arerequired to be proficient in FORDS coding, ICD-O co ding, American JointCommittee on Cancer TNM staging, Collaborative stagi ng, Surveillance,Epidemiology, End Results (SEER) staging, multiple prim ary and histologycoding.
Abstract a wi de range of medical data from the EMR and code it incompliance with data standard sets established by the (ACoS) (CoC) andthe (NCCCR). This in cludes: Medical History physical findings,screening information, occupa tion and any history of a previous cancer;Diagnostic Findings types, dat es, and results of procedures used todiagnose cancer; Cancer Identificat ion primary site, cell type, andextent of disease; Cancer Treatment surg ery, radiation therapy,chemotherapy, hormone, or immunotherapy; Patient Identification age,gender, race/ethnicity, birthplace and residence; Out comes annualfollow-up information regarding patient status, recurrence a ndtreatment.Maintain a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, medicalterminology disease processes,surgical and radiation techniques , newchemo and hormone drugs, through participation in continuing educat ionprograms to effectively apply ICD-O, FORDS, AJCC, and SEER codingguid elines to inpatient and outpatient diagnoses and procedures. Allcoding iscorrelated from supporting clinical documentation in the EMR.CTR's al so participate in the development of coding policies andprocedures as id entified as well as independently research and solvecomplex coding probl ems and assist with special projects as required.In addition, to coding topography, morphology, and stage of disease,CTR's also ensure adherence to data management protocols as set forth instate and national requirem ents, departmental standards and guidelinesset forth by the DCI Cancer C ommittee.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described h erein.
Knowledge, Skillsand Abilities
Proficient in Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), ICD-OCoding, AJCC TN M, Collaborative Staging and Surveillance,Epidemiology,End Results (SEE R) staging, multiple primary and histology codingExcellent organizationa l skills with good follow through,investigative/analytic skills with det ail orientation. Ability toachieve productivity goals under pressure. Good verbal and writtencommunication skills.Working knowledge of Metriq Registry software, Windows-based softwareand EPIC EMR.
An Associate's Degree (in CRM or CIM preferred) is required for those certified on or after 2015 requirement.
Due to the complexity of the cancer cases seen at Duke, at least two years of experience working as a CTR in a Hospital or Central Tumor Registry is required. Prefer 5 years of experience as a CTR.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Certified Tumor Registrar certification required.
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