Abstracts information from patient records with the diagnosis of cancer or other required benign conditions. This information is entered into the facility's data base and submitted to the State Registry and National Cancer Database (NCDB). The CTR is responsible for the accuracy, completeness and integrity of the abstract data and follows all national and state reporting requirements for timely completion and submission of data. The Cancer Tumor Registrar is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our cancer registry services, overseeing all cancer registry functions, non-CTR cancer registry staff (including quality review of abstracts as required), case finding, abstracting, follow-up, Tumor Board preparation and tracking, reporting to the state, and supporting our American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Center (NAPBC) accreditation standards. This position makes sure we are prepared for all upcoming accreditation surveys, supports all quality goals of the Oncology Committee, provides expertise in data collection and reporting, and oversees and performs quality control on all data collected by the Cancer Registry. Works with the SCI Director, Cancer Liaison Physician, Medical Director, Oncology Committee Chair, Cancer Programs and Clinical Research Supervisor and Cancer Conference (Tumor Board) Physician Coordinator to provide reports of cancer data for review and discussion. The CTR reports as needed to the Oncology Committee on quality, and oversight of the cancer registry and is responsible for compliance with Cancer Registry related standards outlined by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer .
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyzes and abstracts cancer diagnosis and treatment information from patients' medical records via keying the information into the mainframe medical record abstract system.
Using ICD-9/10, and ICD-03 coding, codes all malignancies, as well as benign cases diagnosed and/or treated at the facility as required by state and federal requirements.
Compiles statistical reports within the designated timeframe for the State, NCDB, and others as needed.
Assumes responsibility for cross-checking quality, accuracy and completeness of abstracted material.
Provides support to weekly cancer conferences.
Performs reviews of medical records to ensure completed oncology information.
Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments. Works closely with physicians and Pathology.
Assists in answering the telephones, taking accurate messages, routing calls appropriately.
Assists in retrieving charts for physician completion when necessary.
Performs performance improvement functions through data collection and documentation review.
Willing to accept additional assignments.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
High School graduate or equivalent.
Associates Degree in Medical Record Technology, or Health Information Technology (HIT), preferred.
At least one year experience in Medical Records or Tumor Registry.
Previous experience in an ACoS Accredited program preferred.
Certified as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)- required.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.