To support and perform central cancer registry activities that ensure the accuracy and completeness of New Hampshire State Cancer Registry reporting. Job Description: Key Accountabilities
- Reviews national CDC standards and determines how they should be met at the state level.
- Reviews New Hampshire cancer reports and database to determine completeness and accuracy in accordance with national and state reporting standards.
- Collaborates with reporting facilities to address issues of reporting, access to records, and confidentiality.
- Carries out established central registry policies and procedures to optimize data quality, timeliness, and completeness efforts. Activities include case ascertainment and abstraction, data processing, case consolidations, data editing, identify single and multiple primary cancers, and recoding and reabstracting audits.
- Performs extensive fieldwork at the local hospital level to identify and address causes of deficiencies.
- Schedules and performs site visits at designated New Hampshire reporting facilities on a regular basis to abstract reportable cancer cases in accordance with national and state standards. Case abstraction includes the collection and coding of information pertaining to patient demographics, cancer diagnosis, stage of disease, cancer treatment, and follow-up.
- Facilitates and coordinates the reporting of initial case (rapid) reports from reporting sources.
- Identifies potential sources of cancer reporting in NH, and works with the office staff at those facilities to devise a protocol for reporting, including applicable training.
- Visits New Hampshire hospitals as assigned to check reliability of information abstracted from charts; reviews pathology and patient charts for accuracy and completeness of case finding.
- Works with local hospital registrars to address patterns of inaccurate or incomplete reporting.
- Monitors casefinding from pathology laboratories, free-standing radiotherapy, and medical oncology centers to ensure completeness in case reporting from these facilities.
- Collaborates with local hospitals to ensure that patterns of accurate and complete reporting are maintained; address problems of non-reporting and/or untimely reporting of data and poor quality data submission; implement individual improvement plans.
- Meets with reporters to ensure that patterns of accurate and complete reporting are maintained.
- Effectively communicates and personally supports the department values to foster inclusiveness and diversity.
- Enters and maintains patient data to conform to registry operational standards.
- Works with and assists junior staff in their central registry duties.
- Assists registrars, manager, director and other researchers in cancer related studies and research projects.
- Identifies, registers, and maintains records of all New Hampshire cancer patients through the central tumor registry data system.
- Maintains network of professional contacts and membership in professional organizations to facilitate quality control activities.
- Participates in local, regional, or national cancer organizations and meetings.
- Maintains CTR.
NOTE: Employment will be contingent upon possession of a valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license and continued qualification as an Approved Driver under the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.
- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
- Knowledge of quality assurance procedures for medical reporting.
- Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
- Strong writing and editing skills for preparing manuals and protocols in implementation of quality assurance systems.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
- Five years of relevant experience, including cancer registry experience.
- Either Bachelor’s degree; or RHIT, RHIA or CCS and relevant experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) qualification, which is to be maintained annually.
Experience in cancer case ascertainment and abstraction preferred.
This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
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