Cancer Registry Abstractor L4

Responsibilities

Take on a significant role within a world-class medical research organization. Help advance life-saving patient care. Take your professional expertise to the next level. You Can do all this and more at UCLA Health.

You will abstract and code medical information from records of cancer patients in compliance with the California Cancer Registry (CCR), Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER), California Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP) of Los Angeles County, and the UCLA Cancer Registry, and the Commission on Cancer. This position has the potential to work remotely. You will:

Abstract clinical and pathological information
Enter information into computerized Cancer Registry database (CNEXT)
Assign the appropriate accession/sequence number to each reportable case
Assign the appropriate SEER Summary stage, EDO Stage, and TNM stage
Read and review clinical information and medical record documents
Obtain and verify clinical information to abstract into the cancer database
Abstract treatment information to ensure case completion
Abstract information with a high degree of accuracy (less than 3% error rate)
Meet or exceed productivity standards
Review dermatology, pathology, diagnostic indexes, autopsy reports, death certificates, bone marrow, etc. to determine reportability of cases
Enter reportable identified cases into Cancer Registry suspension file

Contract position; 2 year duration.
Qualifications

CTR certification
required
Prefer 5+ years
abstracting experience
Must meet productivity
standards and State quality standards
Detailed knowledge of
the American College of Surgeon standards, California Cancer Registry and
SEER standards.
Detailed knowledge of
medical terminology, anatomy, pathology, and disease processes.
Detailed knowledge of
ICD-0 coding classification scheme
Ability to abstract
clinical information from patient records and code data accurately into
Cancer Registry database and follow-up if additional information is
needed.
Excellent
organizational skills in maintaining Cancer Data files.
Skill in prioritizing
and performing a variety of duties within a system that has constantly
changing priorities, assignments and deadlines.
Detailed knowledge of
laws, rules and regulations affecting the confidentiality of medical
information.
Skill in working
independently and following through on assignments in an environment with
frequent interruptions.
Skill in writing
legibly and in using basic English words to complete concise
documentation.
Knowledge and
understanding of functions and activities of various hospital departments
contacted for source information to expeditiously coordinate follow up
procedures.
Ability to work
independently and exercise appropriate decisions in determining follow up
actions and complete assignments in a timely manner.
Ability to judge
system/procedure malfunction/discrepancies and circumstances to be referred
to supervisor for immediate action.
Strong oral and written
communication skills for the purposes of conveying information to
individuals at various organizational levels and the general public and in
completing concise documentation.
Advanced MS Office
skills

Preferred:

Experience using CNEXT, EPIC, and MS Office software

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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