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Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health.

Cancer Registry Analyst (Certified Tumor Registrar)

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 867786 Date posted: 03/03/2020
The responsibility of the Cancer Registry Analyst is to provide regional cancer registry representation to the facility medical staff Cancer Committee and support all analytic and reporting tasks necessary for a facility to pass the cancer registry components of accreditation.  Cancer registry work is largely pre-defined by State regulation, National (SEER) regulation, and CoC accreditation standards.  Duties would be directed by both the KPNCCR Regional Cancer Registry Manager and regulatory requirements.  This job requires occasional travel to the accredited facility.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assists in the identification of key healthcare redesign business issues, the design of analytic approaches, and implementation of new business models seeking operational efficiency in the analysis of cancer data. Conducts research on cancer-related quality control outcomes improvement issues. Provides oversight and direction to analysts and assigned components of project work.
  • Evaluates and distills analyses conducted by other departments, outside consultants, and/or programmers. Assists in developing and utilizing data gathering tools, such as surveys/questionnaires, work sampling, and database linkages to ensure that appropriate quantitative and qualitative data is gathered for the analysis. Extracts data for analysis and interpretation. Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses on a broad array of issues across disciplines, projects and functional areas related specific to cancer.
  • Structures and executes analysis independently. Prepares preliminary interpretations, or statistical summaries/analyses for project teams, clients, department management, the facility cancer program, and the medical staff-based Cancer Committee. Recommends suggested action steps based on the analytic results, and reports to management.
  • Prepares reports synthesizing analytical results, highlighting implications of findings.  Follows through on any further actions based on the results using sound business judgment. Assists in the development of project proposals, recommendations, implementation plans, communication packages, performance measurement tools, and training materials related to the cancer program.
  • Contributes to practice development and department administration including, recruiting, debriefing on training, and developing thought pieces on topics like change management. May provide input to performance reviews of others in department.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
  • Secondary Functions:
    This position is devoted to maintaining compliance with cancer registry standards and database quality in support of 19 CoC Accredited Cancer Programs in the Northern California Region.   

    Secondary Functions:
  • The job is based at the KP Northern California Regional Cancer Registry at the Division of Research, who provides cancer registry services centrally, on behalf of all medical centers.  
  • This person will attend medical staff-based Cancer Committees via MS Teams as the required CTR representative and cancer registry alternate.  
  • Medical Center assignments may change over time as caseloads and responsibilities shift.  
  • This position also supports each program-s Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) with periodic data analyses, data consultation, technical and program support, and quality control reviews.  
  • This is not a primary abstracting position.  
  • The position also supports regional cancer registry operations for research purposes
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of analytical and/or consulting experience in a setting wherein data submission to maintain a statewide or national cancer registry was performed.  An Associates' Degree or Certificate of Achievement from an NCRA-approved Cancer Information Management program may substitute for minimum work experience.
  • Education
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Certification by the National Cancer Registrars' Association (NCRA) as Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of work experience in departments involved with the diagnosis and/or treatment of cancer.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience synthesizing and analyzing data and interpreting quantitative/qualitative analysis.
  • Minimum one (1) years of experience proposing and implementing quality control enhancements to management.
  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience in a Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited health care facility.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience using cancer registry software such as CNExT for report production and presentation of statistical outcomes to physician liaison(s) and medical staff based cancer committee.
  • Successful completion of one or more college level coursework in biology of cancer and/or oncology. 
  • Associate's degree in cancer information management OR bachelor's degree in anatomy, biology, physiology, public health, science or chemistry.
  • Primary Location: California,Oakland,2000 Broadway 2000 Broadway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Division of Research Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Research & Development Careers

    Careers in Research & Development

    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

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