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Certified Oncology Data Specialist

*Sign-on Bonus Incentive*

Registry Partners is offering a sign-on bonus incentive for full-time and part-time Certified Oncology Data Specialists. Requirements include a minimum of 1 year of current data abstraction experience and an active ODS certificate. Employees have flexible schedules, achieve a work/life balance, and can work remotely from all 50 states! Health Insurance, 401K, and paid time off are just a few of our benefits!

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Assistant Oncology Data Specialist

LSU Health Sciences Center/School of Public Health/Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) is seeking a qualified Assistant Oncology Data Specialist to join their team. In this position, the selected candidate will perform basic registry work. They will receive training to become an Oncology Data Specialist by learning the abstracting and coding of cancer cases, screening pathology reports, and processing data.

Louisiana Tumor Registry – Mission – To collect and report complete, high-quality, and timely population-based cancer data in Louisiana to support cancer research, control, and prevention. Vision – To reduce suffering and death from cancer using information collected by the Louisiana Tumor Registry.

LSUHSC, N.O. offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, financial protection plans, retirement plans, and generous paid time off policies. For additional information, please click HERE.

LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Oncology Registrar 3

*Fully Remote Position* Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute is searching for an Oncology Registrar. Applicants are required to maintain Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation for OLOLRMC. The Oncology Registrar is responsible for capturing a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient diagnosed and/or treated at OLOLRMC. This data provides essential information to care providers and other departments within the cancer center to improve cancer treatment and outcomes. This function also satisfies the reporting requirement as established by the Louisiana Tumor Registry (R.S. 40:1105.1 et seq.) which specifies that any healthcare facility or provider diagnosing or treating cancer patients shall report each case of cancer to the registry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Abstracting, Coding, and Staging
    • Performs high-quality concurrent/retrospective abstraction from the cancer patients’ medical record to include the required state and national cancer registry data elements
    • Abstracts core information from patient medical records (including demographic characteristics, history of symptoms, diagnostic procedures, laboratory values, complete treatment information, and other medical conditions) and enters essential information from the medical record to the OLOLRMC cancer registry database
    • Accurately assigns coding and staging information including diagnoses and procedures using SEER, NAACCR, IDC-10, and ACoS STORE guidelines. Determines the appropriate sequencing of diseases, diagnoses, and treatment (including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy). Utilizes critical thinking and analytical skills to assign accurate information pertaining to primary site, histology, EOD, Summary Stage, SSDIs, and AJCC Staging
    • Takes initiative for understanding NCCN guidelines and will contact outside facilities as necessary to ensure that complete treatment information is recorded
    • Maintains patient confidentiality including confidentiality of sensitive hospital performance improvement information
    • Ability to analyze and process detail-oriented information
  • Case finding
    • Thoroughly screens data within the Admit/Discharge filter of the Case Alert System (CAS) to identify all patients diagnosed and/or treated with a reportable cancer diagnosis
    • Effectively utilizes the Solid Tumor Rules Manual and the Hematopoietic Database and Manual to determine reportability and accurately assign the primary site code for reportable primaries
  • Quality, Performance Improvement, and Compliance
    • Participates in various quality assurance projects as requested by the CoC and LTR
    • Participates in monthly NAACCR webinars and other education as required by LTR
    • Maintains continuing education and CTR certification as required by the ACoS CoC for CTRs
  • Other Duties as Assigned
    • Performs other duties as assigned or requested

EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 3 years abstracting experience

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors degree required in a healthcare-related field
  • Certified Oncology Data Specialist (ODS-C) may substitute for a bachelor’s degree

TRAINING

  • Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, abstracting and coding principles, Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program, Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR), and CoC guidelines is essential

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Thorough understanding of coding and staging guidelines, CoC standards, and LTR requirements

LICENSURE

  • Certified Oncology Data Specialist (ODS-C) required

CoC Program Manager

*Primarily Remote Position with occasional onsite meetings* Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute is searching for a CoC Program Manager. Applicants will be expected to perform a variety of duties related to the management and operations of organizational development of the cancer registry as well as work collaboratively with the leadership to maintain ongoing accreditation with the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Commission on Cancer (CoC) approvals program. The Education and Quality Assurance Manager manages the day-to-day operational aspects of the cancer registry by directing the casefinding activities and abstracting for over 3,000 cases annually to ensure high-quality, timely, and complete registry data. Directs, monitors, interprets, and markets cancer registry data to administrators, Multidisciplinary Care Teams, physicians, and other departments to monitor adherence to national treatment guidelines and measure patient outcomes. Works collaboratively with a physician member of the cancer committee to conduct a study to ensure quality outcomes through validation that cancer treatment planning conforms with evidence-based national treatment guidelines. Oversees quality assurance of cancer registry data by conducting monthly audits on work performed by the cancer registrars. Calculates the percentage of accuracy and discusses findings with each cancer registrar to ensure understanding of guidelines and directs correction updates within the cancer registry database. Responsible for developing and providing complex education support relating to the collection and reporting of cancer registry data as set forth by Louisiana state law and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-National Program for Cancer Registries (NPCR), the North American Association of Central Cancer Registry (NAACCR), CoC, and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) standards and practices. Leads, researches, develops and evaluates cancer registration training and education programs and materials, including the formulation of learning objectives and plans. Oversees weekly tumor conference planning, including monitoring and reporting activity to the cancer committee to demonstrate compliance with standard 2.5 Multidisciplinary Cancer Case Conference Responds, coordinates, and adheres to all requests by set deadline as established by the LTR.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cancer Registry Activities
    • Serves as Lead for Cancer Registrars by creating and assigning cancer abstracting lists to CTRs for abstracting. Monitors abstracting and case finding status for all OLOLRMC cases; including pending treatment, updates, and concurrent abstracting
    • Assist in weekly tumor conference planning, monitors and reports activity to the cancer committee to demonstrate compliance with CoC standard 2.5 Multidisciplinary Cancer Case Conference
    • Facilitates a review of cases abstracted by the CTR’s in accordance with CoC standard 6.1 to assure accuracy of data and consistency in data collection and data entry. Disseminates the results of case review to the CTRs for ongoing education and presents findings to the cancer committee
    • Prepares and uploads data monthly to the CoC’s Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) and prepares and submits data annually to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)
    • Maintains updates to the Cancer Registry software system (CNExT) by working with the software vendor and hospital IS department to apply updates needed to maintain current data element collection and to correct problems. Add/remove user defined data fields as needed
    • Provides cancer registry data to other departments in support of hospital-wide operations
    • Trains new staff and distributes workload in a manner that ensures efficient departmental operations
  • Multidisciplinary Care Teams (MDC)
    • Assists the MDC Teams with various tasks and duties such as data collection, analysis and response to data requests from members of the MDCs.
    • Presents registry data to MDC teams to ensure compliance with NCDB Quality Measures
  • Quality, Performance Improvement and Compliance
    • Works collaboratively with a physician member of cancer committee to implement a study to ensure that evaluation and treatment planning conforms to evidence based national treatment guidelines as stated in CoC standard 7.2
    • Participates in various quality assurance projects as requested by the CoC and LTR
    • Participates in monthly NAACCR webinars and other education as required by LTR
    • Maintains continuing education and CTR certification as required by the ACoS CoC for CTRs
    • Educates and informs abstracting staff of such quality measures and pertinent data collection per cancer disease site to ensure that cancer registry data continually meet the highest quality standards as set by the CoC, SEER, and LTR
  • Other Duties as Assigned
    • Performs other duties as assigned or requested

EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 5 years abstracting experience

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a healthcare-related field
  • Certified Oncology Data Specialist (ODS-C) may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree
    (consider adding 2 years experience in addition to ODS-C to sub for B.S.)”

TRAINING

  • Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, abstracting and coding principles, Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program, Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR), and CoC guidelines is essential

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Thorough understanding of coding and staging guidelines, CoC standards, and LTR requirements

LICENSURE

  • Certified Oncology Data Specialist (ODS-C) required

For requests to post additional career opportunities,
send info to Casey Walker at cwalker.rhit@gmail.com.