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Cancer Registry Abstract Clerk

Location Pasadena, California Job Number 931467 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Under direct supervision and the functional direction of the department manager, performs case finding, accessioning, and coding of reportable cancer cases according to Cancer Reporting in California: Abstracting and Coding Procedures for Hospitals, Volume 1. Mission: To assure cancer registry staff has a high level of competence required to provide accurate information for cancer surveillance and research activities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Accurate information is essential for successful use of the data by Kaiser physicians, research scientists and external public health agencies.

  • Requires ability to determine if each case is a new reportable primary cancer, a recurrence of previous primary, or metastases, according to guidelines established by cancer registry standard setting organizations.

  • Skill involves in-depth review of pathology reports (KP and outside slide reviews), cytology reports, radiation treatment summaries, hospice lists, death certificates, oncology clinic visit reports, and HIM reports in order to determine reportability as per Cancer Reporting in California:  Abstracting and Coding Procedures for Hospitals, Volume One; ICD-0-3; Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules; Data Collection rules for Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasms and Neoplasm of Brain.

  • Interacts with cancer registrars, physicians, representatives of the State, to clarify documentation in order to support accurate patient diagnostic and procedural information.

  • Attends and participates in local, regional and national continuing education programs to insure that knowledge base is current.

  • Pay Grade: 14


    Basic Qualifications:


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    License, Certification, Registration

    • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification OR documentation of Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) eligible status required by National Cancer Registrars Association.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Demonstrate strong cancer registry data collection technical skills in order to: Identify reportable cases of cancer as required by internal Kaiser cancer registration policies and those mandated by cancer registry standard setting organizations

    • Ability to work collaboratively with Kaiser personnel; representatives of cancer registry standard setting organizations such as the California Cancer Registry and its regional registry representatives.

    • Demonstrate proficiency in the following cancer registry data collection standards manuals: Cancer Reporting in California: Abstracting and Coding Procedures for Hospitals, Volume One ICD-0-3 SEER Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules SEER Data Collection rules for Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasms Collaborative Stage Data Collection System AJCC Cancer Staging Manual SEER Summary Stage 2010 Display an understanding of Health Connect/Electronic Data Records as it pertains to Cancer Registry data; ability to process/condense medical information from electronic records and transfer that information to the computerized cancer registry database in accordance with data collection and reporting guidelines in Cancer Reporting in California: Abstracting and Coding Procedures for Hospitals, Volume One.

    • Must be able to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

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    Primary Location: California,Pasadena,Walnut Center - Regional Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B01|SEIU|Local 399 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Regional Offices - Pasadena - Cancer Registry - 0806 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.