Tumor Registrar, Cancer Ctr

Rochester, NY


As a New York State certified cancer center at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center the Tumor Registrar is responsible for coordinating and maintaining an effective system to register and follow patients with a diagnosis of malignancy. Duties include retrieving and analyzing cancer patient registry data for future optimal cancer program planning and research within the community in accordance with the requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) Commission on Cancer and the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH).






  1. Develops and maintains thorough system to identify and incorporate all mandatory cases into the cancer registry including reportable list of diagnoses. Must have thorough understanding of inclusion/exclusion criteria of the registry as required by ACOS & NYSDOH.

  2. Abstracts cases with all required data as outlined by ACOS manual and NYS Facility Reporting Manual. Utilizes multiple sources when analyzing patient information to ensure accurate data abstracting. Fully understands and assigns proper medical diagnosis and stage of cancer, records treatment plans, and assigns medical coding according to the ICD-O-3 classification system. Enters all abstracted data into Oncology database.

  3. Uses a variety of methods to research and record follow up of all cancer patients for their lifetime as required by ACOS. Maintains a system to ensure annual follow up of all cancer registry patients and resolves delinquentcases.

  4. Ensures various quality assurance measures by maintaining follow up rates for all eligible patients. Selects random cases for quality assurancereviews.

  5. Provides ad-hoc statistical reports to administration and physicians. Assists with Quality Improvement studies that measure quality and outcomes of patient registry.

  6. Attends multidisciplinary Oncology conferences, workshops, training & educational sessions to maintain Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)credentials.

  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Associates degree in Health Information Technology with Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential preferred and 2 years experience in cancer registry or related health information experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful completion and continued educational maintenance as Certified Tumor Registrar.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 22.26 - $ 31.15 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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