Texas Health Resources Cancer Registrar in Arlington, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Cancer Registrar

Education:

High school diploma or GED

Courses in ICD-9DM and CPT coding, medical term, human anatomy & physiology

Required minimum experience:

One year ICD-9 coding in a health care setting

License/certification:

CTR certification within 18 months of hire

Required skills (if applicable):

Coding, Typing, Faxing, Telephone Communication

Duties:

PERFORMS CASEFINDING FOR REPORTABLE CANCER CASES

Reviews disease indexes, patient records, hospital reports and department logs for reportable cases using state guidelines

ROVIDES COMPLETE ABSTRACT DATA TO TEXAS CANCER REGISTRY

Reviews TDSHS software and hospital data report for multiple primaries, duplicate records and unusual code combinations.

Recognizes and submits pertinent information regarding diagnosis and treatment.

Applies rules for determining disease spread extent at time of diagnosis.

COMMUNICATES WITH OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AS NEEDED

Works closely with Texas Cancer Registry for continued training, casefinding, reabstracting studies and death clearance.

Contacts physicians, interacts with other departments to clarify and obtain cancer information.

Assists with quality control by alerting HIM coders and clerks of chart inconsistencies or deficiencies.

COMPLIES WITH TEXAS CANCER REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TIMELY DATA SUBMISSION

Monitors hospital accession register for required monthly submissions

Submits completed abstracts in prescribed media forma

DEMONSTRATES PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Adheres to the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) Code of Ethics

Attends professional meetings and seminars related to cancer registry activities

Stays current on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer for registry purposes

Entity Information:

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence. For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.