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Tumor Abstractor 2

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Prepares abstract according to procedure guidelines to meet Accountable Care Organizations and state regulations and collects and enters information on patients diagnosed with cancer.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Associates Degree in Health Information Management or a health care related field to include college level courses in Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology required.

    • Experience
      • 1 year tumor registry related experience or 1 year experience within a health related field preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) or eligible for certification to be obtained within 3 years of beginning employment required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Ability to read/interpret medical records and understand medical terminology.
      • Detail oriented with strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal and computer skills.
      • Working knowledge of excel and word (Microsoft Office Applications)
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Light Work - Exerting 20 pounds of force

    • Physical Activity
      • Not necessary for the position(0%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
      • Occasionally Performed(1%-33%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • FrequentlyPerformed(34%-66%):
        • Reaching
        • Speaking/talking
      • ConstantlyPerformed(67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Seeing/visual
        • Sitting

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photo-chemical means)Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Rare (1%-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Assures that an abstract is completed for each cancer diagnosis
        • Prepares abstract on each newly diagnosed cancer patient according to procedure guidelines to meet ACOS and state regulations.

      • Enters accurate information into the Tumor Registry database
        • Collects and enters information on patients diagnosed with cancer.

      • Assigns appropriate coding to each patient abstract
        • Uses ICD-O coding principles accurately.

      • Accurate application of FORDS information
        • Uses FORDS manual accurately for abstracting.

      • Meets abstracting standards per ACOS and Tumor Registry Dept
        • 90% of cases are abstracted within 6 months of date of first contact (ACOS)
        • On an average it takes 2.8 hours to complete an abstract (TR Dept)-include audit from State

      • Involvement with Tumor Board conferences and case finding activities
        • Accurately records treatment information discussed at conferences.
        • Assists with case finding activities.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted December 20, 2017
Date Closes February 18, 2018
Requisition 7545
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At NE Methodist Hospital
Department State Tumor Registry
Shift Daytime
Hours Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00