About Huntington Hospital.
We are a 619-bed not-for-profit independent hospital committed to providing the highest
quality care for every person in the community. We are the largest level II trauma
center in the San Gabriel Valley. We are proud to be named among America's Magnet®
designated in nursing and nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 5th
best hospital in Los Angeles, and among the top 10 in California.
For over 125 years, our community has turned to us for quality care, delivered with
compassion and respect. Our specialty services are well known for innovative care
and excellence in patient outcomes. Through programs created to fulfill our mission
we provide millions of dollars annually in charity care, benefits for vulnerable populations,
health research, education and training, and support programs for all members of the
community. We are an active teaching hospital with graduate medical education programs in internal medicine and general surgery.
A full spectrum of care.
Huntington Hospital offers the full spectrum of care for every need, in a variety
of settings and through community partnerships. From primary care to urgent care,
and from emergency care to trauma care, Huntington Hospital and its partners ensure
that community members receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Identifies all reportable neoplasms. Abstracts required cancer related information
from patient medical records by reading and interpreting pathology reports, radiology
x-rays and scans, treatment modalities, physical findings, etc., and enters data into
electronic database systems.
- Abstracts Rapid Quality Reporting cancer cases (breast, colon & rectum) within three
months of date of first contact to ensure reporting compliance.
- Obtains and records information relating to the first course of treatment rendered
to patients after discharge.
- Codes required information according to the International Classification of Diseases
for Oncology, ICD-0 manual, SEER summary stage, Site Specific Data Items, new Grade
manual, Volume I and the STORE manual.
- Stages cancer records according to the American Joint Commission of Cancer TNM Staging
System, and the SEER Summary Staging System.
- Obtains and records information relating to the first course of treatment to patients
after discharge at outside physician(s) offices and/or outside facilities.
- Knowledge of ACoS CoC standards for an approved Cancer program. Adheres to accrediting
body guidelines for coding treatment methodology.
- Demonstrates understanding of recognized Commission on Cancer quality measures of
selected cancer sites.
- Researches additional cancer related information not documented in medical record
by contacting other physicians on the case and other facilities, institutions, etc.
- Maintains the components of the cancer-related data collection system consistent with
all regulatory and procedural policies.
- Accesses protected health information (PHI) in accordance with internal and external
institutional policies and procedures.
- Attends cancer conferences and completes documentation attained at conference to include
attendance by specialty, assigned clinical stage, clinical trial eligibility, genetic
counseling and palliative care.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Supports organizational goals and initiatives, ensuring the hospital's mission to
improve the health of the communities we serve.
- Participates in the performance and quality improvement initiatives.
- Participates in special studies and projects.
- Assists department manager, when needed.
EXPERIENCE / TRAINING:
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
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification through the National Cancer Registrars
Please visit www.hhcareers.com to complete an application.