When you join Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA, you are aligning yourself with an organization whose values drive our philosophy of care. Our focus on delivering quality, service, and cutting edge care, enables Huntington Hospital to be an organization committed to patient outcomes-not the bottom line. More importantly, it empowers you to enact change and deliver the results that continuously improve our ability to provide our community with care.
Under the supervision of the Manager, the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) is responsible for processing, maintaining, compiling, and reporting health information data to be used for research, quality assurance, facility planning, and marketing. CTRs abstract and code clinical data from medical records using appropriate classification systems, and analyze health records according to published governmental and institutional standards. CTRs read and interpret the various components of the medical record, such as pathology reports, radiology x-rays and scans, physical findings, and all treatment modalities, and use the information to correctly abstract and stage the cancer case employing various required staging systems. Additionally, incumbents determine the site of origin (topography) and histologic type (morphology) of the cancer and code according to the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology. This classification is distinguished from Medical records Coder series by possession of the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential, and focus/use of the material examined in the medical record.
Associate degree preferred.
Minimum 3 years experience in medical records or other healthcare environment required or 2 years of Cancer Registry experience required. Completion of training in Cancer Registry profession.
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification through the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. Proficiency in MS Office programs and Cancer Databases (CNEXT, RQRS, etc.). Familiar with electronic medical records and information systems. Proficiency in electronic/paper medical record navigation and information retrieval methods.