Rhode Island Central Cancer Registry
In Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health contracts the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI) to Maintain the official statewide cancer incidence database. HARI’s Cancer Information Systems staff are responsible for collecting newly diagnosed cancer cases and submitting data to national organizations such as the National Program for Cancer Registries of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries as well as international studies such as Concord and IARC.
1. Act as the Systems Administrator for Registry Plus operating system. Transfer data submissions from the HARI shared site system. Generate and distribute edit report and timeliness and completeness reports to reporting hospitals. Prepare and distribute related correspondence. Maintain record of data submissions and produce reports needed by the Director to complete monthly reports sent to the Department of Health.
2. Assist in the preparation of routine and special statistical report for researchers and the Rhode Island Department of Health.
3. Assist the Director in file preparation and submission of data to the National Program for Cancer Registries, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the International Association for the Research of Cancer, the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States and others when required.
4. Assist the Director in completing data requests from reporting hospitals.
5. Perform initial quality assurance on newly submitted data. Inform Director when continuing errors are identified.
6. Create management reports requested by the Director.
7. Assist the Director and other program staff in preparing and conducting hospital based case finding audits. Assist the Director and other program staff in preparing annual hospital based quality assurance audits.
8. Assist the Director in development of non-hospital data sources.
9. Assist the Director in performing state death clearance and National Death Index Match updates.
10. Assist Director in the preparation of procedural and technical manuals for staff and for hospital tumor registrars.
11. Update the computer physician license number files as needed with new numbers obtained from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
12. Assist RICR staff by completing documentation for granting of CEUs form the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).
13. Pursue continuing education through participation in educational programs of local tumor registrar associations.
14. Maintain confidentiality and security of patient data stored in the Cancer Information System.
15. Perform other job-related duties as needed or directed.
Education: Associates Degree in a related field or two to four years related experience and/or training
Experience: Minimum of one year experience in the tumor registry field
– Strong computer skills including a working knowledge of Windows
– Ability to create and maintain large databases
– Strong communication skills, diplomacy and attention to detail
– Ability to work with limited supervision
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including but not limited to Excel, Power Point, Word and Publisher
– Demonstrate working knowledge of Registry Plus suite of products
– Knowledge of tumor nomenclature and national cancer registry coding standards
– Knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology
Working toward certification in the tumor registry profession
Instructions for Resume Submission:
Please send resumes to NancyL@hari.org