Exeter Hospital


Req#: 13365
Part Time,Day Shift 8-4:30

Maintains the cancer registry for the hospital’s cancer program in compliance with state laws and regulatory bodies.


  • 3-5 years’ experience in a directly related medical setting
  • Associates Degree
  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR), or CTR eligible within one year of hire
  • MS Office
  • Strong communication skills

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Collects, summarizes and abstracts clinical oncology information from a variety of internal and external (paper and electronic) medical data sources directly into tumor registry software system and/or associated databases according to established procedures. Reviews the finalized record for errors and completeness.  Assure that abstracting and coding abide by appropriate required standards such as :  AJCC Cancer Staging Manual;  International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD O); Data Collection of Primary Central Nervous System Tumors; Abstracting and Coding Guide for the Hematopoietic Diseases.
  2. Codes, summarizes, and sequences, extracted information according to extensive and complex rules. Performs necessary research, analysis, interpretation and decision-making to best abstract, record or sequence information.
  3. Coordinates the completion of the Cancer Program reports including completion of the Commission on Cancer Survey Application Record (SAR) and other reports that may go to Cancer Committee.
  4. Ensures accuracy and quality of data and participates in data quality review as needed by developing and maintaining knowledge of SEER, CoC, NAPBC data standards and coding instructions used to describe all reportable cases in the tumor registry.  Ensures widespread understanding of the American College of Surgeons standards for an approved cancer program.
  5. Coordinates, follows and completes the Special Studies as requested by the Commission on Cancer, colleagues, or cancer committee / subcommittees.
  6. Follows up on all accessioned cases maintained in the cancer registry within 12 months of the last completed follow-up report.
  7. Participates in and supports quality studies as requested by the cancer committee / subcommittee.
  8. Performs Rapid/Definitive Reporting Data to the NH State Cancer Registry (NHSCR); Data Reporting to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).
  9. Other supportive duties as assigned by Cancer Program.
  10. Maintain skills and attend educational seminars as required to maintain working knowledge of registry standards.

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