Medical Records Specialist/Registrar-Cancer Registry

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
Apr 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Medical Records Specialist/Registrar-Cancer Registry-1700989


Position Summary


At Stony Brook Medicine, a TH Medical Records Specialist is a valuable member of our team, who provides administrative and executive support and has the ability to interface with all levels of management throughout the hospital. Accurately obtain abstract, record and report cancer patient information from inpatient and outpatient sources in the cancer registry data base for the purposes of supporting the hospital's mission to provide excellence in patient care, education, research and planning. Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.


Duties of a TH Medical Records Specialist in the Cancer Registry may include the following but are not limited to:


Brief Description of Duties:


• Additionally, registrars are required to support the hospital's Cancer Program and Breast Program Accreditation Standards by completing all documentation and coding specifications in preparation for submission to the National Cancer Data Base, and meet the requirements set forth by the NYS DOH Public Health Law 2401.

• Case finding: locating all internal and external sources of cancer-related patient encounters, including physician-based hospital practices and determining cancer eligibility. Includes all cancer-related pathology reports; all radiation and medical oncology consults and treatment summaries, all inpatient admissions and outpatient encounters. Utilizing all cancer related death certificates, all tumor board cases and lists provided to the registry for inclusion and reporting by hospital-based physician practices.

• Abstracting: accurately recording and coding required data into a software program to create a viable, reliable database. All this in accordance with ICDO-3, AJCC - TNM Staging Manual, Collaborative Stage, NAACCR, SEER, Multiple Primary and Histology Rules as well as specifications set down by the American College of Surgeons/Commission on Cancer and the New York State Cancer Registry.

• Quality Review: keeping on top of yearly Standards-setter changes in collecting data, and subsequent software changes and downloads, with the correction of any errors, so that all submitted data is accurate and timely.

Qualifications


Required Qualifications: Cancer Registry Certification (Certified Tumor Registrar), Non-Certified cancer registrars need not apply. High school graduate. Knowledge of cancer coding systems (IDCO-3, AJCC-TNM, FORDS, Cancer Program Standards, NAACCR, SEER). Excellent computer data entry and writing skills with ability to process high-volume work load. Minimum one year experience in hospital or healthcare setting. Associate degree-level knowledge of anatomy and physiology and advanced medical terminology.

Preferred Qualifications: Associate or Baccalaureate degree level of education. Previous experience in cancer registry setting, leadership role, with advanced computer and writing skills.

Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.


This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.


The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police


Official Job Title: TH Medical Records Specialist
Job Field: Professional Clinical
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Cancer Registry-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 7:30am-4:00pmCancer Registry-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: Apr 21, 2017
Posting End Date: May 21, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: SL2

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