Certified Tumor Registrar, full time
Leonardtown, MD 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
  • Job Summary
    • Maintains the Oncology Registry including data collection and retrieval utilizing a computerized tumor registry system. Organizes and maintains computerized data base to meet standards of the Commission on Cancer, Medical Staff and Administration. Prepares data from the registry for presentation at Tumor Board meetings. Submits data quarterly to the Maryland Central Tumor Registry.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum Qualifications
      • Associates degree in Health Information or Medical Records.
      • Possesses and maintains Tumor Registrar Certification. (CTR)
      • Experience as a in a hospital, free standing cancer registry or equivalent experience related to oncology data collection.
    • Preferred Qualifications
    • Department Specific Qualifications
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Conduct annual site specific study as decided by cancer committee. Conduct quality control activities of registry data. Conducts annual follow up activities in accordance to ACoS/CoC standards.
    • Coordinates and staff monthly Tumor Board conferences, coordinates quarterly Cancer Committee meeting. Reports cancer registry activities at this time.
    • Coordinates and staff monthly Tumor Board conferences, coordinates quarterly Cancer Committee meeting. Reports cancer registry activities at this time.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of ICD-9-CM and ICD-0-CM coding, FORDS manual, collaborative staging. Updates policy and procedure manual for the registry up to current standards as set forth by the ACoS/CoC. Determines eligibility of patients for inclusion in the oncology registry in accordance with the ACoS/CoC and Maryland Cancer Registry current standards.
    • Maintains follow-up and monitors the oncologic patient database by reviewing the medical charts to determine if patient has been readmitted. Corresponds, visits and/or telephones physician, patient and/or other institutions to obtain required information. Monitor physician staging per AJCC.
    • Meet certification requirements every two years in accordance with the National Cancer Registrar’s Association (NCRA).
    • Participates in quality management studies conducted by the Cancer Committee in conjunction with the Performance Improvement department.
    • Responds to routine requests for patient oncologic data from other registries and/or St. Mary’s Hospital staff. Assist in the preparation of statistical reports, as requested by physicians and/or administrative staff. Submits data to the Maryland Cancer Registry (MCR) quarterly and the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) according to the "called for" data.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Day Shift
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
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