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Cancer Registry Abstractor 4 _100% Remote

Company: UCLA Health
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesTake on a significant role within a world-class medical research organization. Help advance life-saving patient care. Take your professional expertise to the next level. You Can do all this and more at UCLA Health.

You will abstract and code medical information from records of cancer patients in compliance with the California Cancer Registry (CCR), Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER), California Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP) of Los Angeles County, and the UCLA Cancer Registry, and the Commission on Cancer. This position has the potential to work remotely. You will:

Abstract clinical and pathological information
Enter information into computerized Cancer Registry database (CNEXT)
Assign the appropriate accession/sequence number to each reportable case
Assign the appropriate SEER Summary stage, EDO Stage, and TNM stage
Read and review clinical information and medical record documents
Obtain and verify clinical information to abstract into the cancer database
Abstract treatment information to ensure case completion
Abstract information with a high degree of accuracy (less than 3% error rate)
Meet or exceed productivity standards
Review dermatology, pathology, diagnostic indexes, autopsy reports, death certificates, bone marrow, etc. to determine reportability of cases
Enter reportable identified cases into Cancer Registry suspension file
Contract position; 2 year duration.QualificationsCTR certification required
Prefer 5+ years abstracting experience
Must meet productivity standards and State quality standards
Detailed knowledge of the American College of Surgeon standards, California Cancer Registry and SEER standards.
Detailed knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, pathology, and disease processes.
Detailed knowledge of ICD-0 coding classification scheme
Ability to abstract clinical information from patient records and code data accurately into Cancer Registry database and follow-up if additional information is needed.
Excellent organizational skills in maintaining Cancer Data files.
Skill in prioritizing and performing a variety of duties within a system that has constantly changing priorities, assignments and deadlines.
Detailed knowledge of laws, rules and regulations affecting the confidentiality of medical information.
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments in an environment with frequent interruptions.
Skill in writing legibly and in using basic English words to complete concise documentation.
Knowledge and understanding of functions and activities of various hospital departments contacted for source information to expeditiously coordinate follow up procedures.
Ability to work independently and exercise appropriate decisions in determining follow up actions and complete assignments in a timely manner.
Ability to judge system/procedure malfunction/discrepancies and circumstances to be referred to supervisor for immediate action.
Strong oral and written communication skills for the purposes of conveying information to individuals at various organizational levels and the general public and in completing concise documentation.
Advanced MS Office skillsPreferred:Experience using CNEXT, EPIC, and MS Office softwareUCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: UCLA Health, Los Angeles , Cancer Registry Abstractor 4 _100% Remote, Other , Los Angeles, California

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