Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
Identifies, abstracts, and maintains records of all cancer patients by utilizing various data sources and the cancer registry database application.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees: Associates Degree or HS/GED with completion of the Cancer Data Management program via an approved program by the National Cancer Registrar Association (NCRA).

Licenses & Certifications: Must be eligible for NCRA certification (CTR). Will be required to obtain CTR certification by NCRA within 2 years of employment.

Work Experience: One (1) year experience as a Tumor Registrar preferred

Communication Skills: Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Correspondence, Writing /Reports

Proficiencies: Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Medical Terminology Knowledge

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Basic analytical skills necessary in order to determine completeness and interpret medical information on diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 80% of work time when abstracting.

Equipment Operated: Basic Desktop Computer knowledge. Standard office equipment.

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