This position conducts data management, patient follow-up, reporting and other support functions related to the reporting and maintenance of cancer data in accordance with established guidelines set forth by the states central Cancer Registry, the American College Of Surgeons Commission On Cancer and the National Cancer Institute. The work includes conducting patient follow-up, participating in case ascertainment measures, abstraction of eligible cancer cases, participation in completing cancer conference and providing assistance with general and special needs in Oncology data management.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. AJoint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior.We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
40 hours per week
Performs data collection, coding, and abstracting functions in accordance with established guidelines and licensure requirements. Maintains audit and quality assurance processes for case findings, abstracting, coding, follow-up and data processing procedures.
2. Conducts Patient follow-up. Establishes and maintains a 90% follow-up rate on patients diagnosed within the last 5 years and an 80% rate on all eligible registry patients from registry date. Prepares and distributes necessary follow-up letters on former patients due for contact.
3. Performs necessary case finding functions to ensure the complete ascertainment of eligible cases. Multiple functions include the capture of pathology/cytology reports from the pathology department, review and categorization of said reports in determining case reportability, maintenance and updating of monthly disease indices.
4. Assists with requests for registry data; extracts data from assigned company facility database and generates reports as needed. Maintains confidentiality and security of patient data in accordance with regulatory requirements.
5. Promotes the use of cancer registry within the Oncology Program; promotes interaction and a collaboration approach to the care of the cancer patient. Maintains, compiles and reports health information data for research and QI.
Participates in completing the necessary functions to host Cancer Conference (Tumor Boards) meetings within the assigned facility. This includes preparing and sending out agendas, preparing case histories, ordering pathology slides and radiology reports, preparing meeting notifications, assisting with meeting preparations.
Participates in the ACOS COC and NAPBC standard requirements and surveys as well as other accreditation obligations as assigned.
8. Conducts in-service educational programs for medical record/cancer registry students, new employees and volunteers.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. as well as previous tumor registry experience or minimum 3 years medical office experience.
Experience: Medical terminology course or previous work experience; ability to interpret and comprehend information contained within patients medical record (e.g. terminology, disease process, procedures etc.); must be able to work effectively with common office computer software, the electronic medical records system and databases, spreadsheet and graphical programs; must have keyboarding skills; must have the ability to follow oral and written directions as they relate to the registry functions outlined above. Must pass the CTR exam within 3 years of hire date if not already certified. Must be able to work well with staff, physicians, patients, families, etc; superior organizational, written and verbal communication skills are a must as well as the ability to prioritize multiple work projects and tasks. Regular attendance is a requirement of this position; must be flexible and able to work various hours as needed. Must have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple work projects and tasks.
Must be able to work effectively with common office computer software, the electronic medical records system and databases, spreadsheet and graphical programs.
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification or CTR eligible Registered Health Information Technologist or
Registered Health Information Administrator certification (RHIT or RHIA) One or more years of Cancer Registry experience Knowledge of American College of Surgeons Program Standards for an approved cancer program.
Knowledge of cancer registry software.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Requires extensive sitting with periodic standing and walking.
May be required to lift up to 20 pounds.
Requires significant use of personal computer, phone and general office equipment.
Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects.
Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
May require off-site travel
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; q ualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.