Job Posting: Mar 9, 2018, 9:29:27 PM Closing Date: Mar 24, 2018, 4:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:00 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:00 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 1111 Health and Hospital SystemsAFSCME 1111 Health and Hospital Systems Posting Salary: $26.881 HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
JOB SUMMARY AFSCME 1111 Members
Assists with the performance, maintenance and accreditation activity of the Cancer Registry for Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). Reviews patient records for case findings, abstracting and follow-up activities as required by the American College of Surgeons (ASoC) and Illinois State Cancer Registry (ISCR). Participates in medical staff committee meetings to provide specific and aggregate data for the medical staff to make cancer care plans. Performs a wide variety of other duties to support accreditation of the CCHHS Cancer Registry Program.
Assists with the implementation and maintenance of the electronic cancer data system
(IMPAC-ELEKTA METRIQ) as mandated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoSCoC) and other regulatory agencies
Performs edit check procedure on all coded data according to ISCR and ACoS standards in order to assure the integrity of all cancer data and patient follow-up information; submits required data to Illinois State Cancer Registry (monthly) from all applicable cases; reports appropriate cancer cases to National Cancer Database (yearly) as required by agreement and program standards
Codes all follow-up information received from solicited sources on proper documents for computer input; provides support with compiling and providing cancer related statistical reports on request from medical staff, researchers and administrative staff
Clarifies conflicting documentation in medical records pertinent to primary site, extent of disease and stage
Assists in the production of the annual Cancer Program Reports as well as preparing agenda, recording minutes and circulating documents for Cancer Committees and the Subcommittee of the Cancer Program; prepares drafts of QI reports of Cancer Committee activities
Assists with collection of complete AJCC or appropriate staging by collecting diagnoses, morphology, topography, treatments, extent of disease, state of cancer, follow-up attempts and treatments and other demographic data, applying various morphology coding to conditions and entering the data into the database
Accurately captures data elements required by the American College of Surgeons by reading inpatient and outpatient medical records, death certificates, pathology reports and autopsy reports of all patients eligible for cancer registration
Completes AJCC staging/abstracting forms by collecting diagnoses, morphology, topography, treatments, extend of disease, state of cancer, follow-up and other demographic data; applies coding to conditions and enters data into database
Reviews various reports such as ICD10 codes for treated patients, operative logs, operative reports, pathology reports, etc. to identify patients that should be added to the cancer registry; finds appropriate patient records and completes abstracting process
Communicates both verbally and in written format with other healthcare providers (hospitals, physicians and other healthcare institutions) to respond to Cancer Registry inquiries and to obtain patient records and patient information on cancer patients referred to Stroger Hospital for care or follow-up; communicates with the American College of Surgeons Commission Cancer, the American Cancer society, and the Illinois State Cancer Registry for updates on changes in the standards regulating cancer registry policies and procedures
Participates in national and regional studies (patient care evaluations studies) identified by the Commission on Cancer for the American College of Surgeons and chosen by the Cancer Committee for Medical Staff by abstracting the data elements required
Interacts with the cancer committee at Stroger Hospital and attends hospital-wide conferences, seminars and other educational training workshops related to the cancer registry; maintains current knowledge of cancer trends and developments as well as credentials required by professional associations
Prepares various reports requested by department management and Cancer Committee; provides support with compiling and providing cancer related statistical reports on request from medical staff, researchers and administrative staff; maintains production/abstraction statistics
Assists in the planning and revision of departmental procedures.
Maintains current knowledge of cancer trends, developments, and standards set by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, the North American Associate Committee of Central Registries and the Illinois state Cancer Registry regarding cancer registry operations by participating in training activities
Oversees data entry projects related to the cancer registry as needed; performs other duties as assigned
Reports to the Tumor Registry Supervisor
High School diploma or G.E.D. (must provide proof at time of interview)
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) (must provide proof at time of interview)
One (1) year of experience using hospital based computerized cancer registry software systems is required
One (1) year of hospital registry experience with management and data entry
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge and understanding of medical terminology
Knowledge of the standards set by the ACoSCoC, North American Associated Committee of Central Registries (NAACoCR) and ISCR
Knowledge of operation and use of computer hardware, software and network systems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Strong customer service skills
Demonstrates good computer and typing skills
Demonstrate good phone and email etiquette skills with strong response times
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills
Ability to meet production/abstraction and current industry level standards
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy, and precision
Ability to maintain credentials as required by professional associations
Ability to remain current on knowledge of cancer trends and developments in the field
Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize projects and tasks
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to function autonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Strong Initiative and self-motivated
Skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and IMPAC-ELEKTA METRIQ
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.