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Coordinator Cancer Registry

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 5994
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022

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Job Description



NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Oncology Support

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 8HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-3P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do


The team member’s Number One job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understands how to contribute to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. At Novant Health, people are our business. We treat each other with respect and compassion. We embrace the differences in our strengths while fostering an environment of inclusion, empowerment, inspiration and courage. The team member will use Novant Health’s First Do No Harm (NHFDNH) safety behaviors/error prevention tools and high reliability strategies as appropriate to ensure a safe, remarkable patient experience.


• Functions as relief supervision when supervisor is unavailable.

• Coordinates and participates in abstraction, coding of patient and cancer related information, treatment and staging on all cancer patients seen and/or diagnosed.

• Coordinates tumor registry staff, assists with staffing, coordination of work schedules, annual performance reviews, onboarding, training and education, and work productivity.

• Monitors quality of data, develops and provides training for tumor registry staff to ensure data quality and compliance and Commission on Cancer requirements.

• Maintains research database. Manages and analyzes registry data for the purposes of quality, education, research, outcomes, productivity and compliance and Commission on Cancer requirements.

• Facilitates the health system Cancer Committee, providing quarterly updates and assistance with quality improvement initiatives.

• Assists in the development and implementation of changes in policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation changes.

• Participates in the research process through identification of population to be surveyed, determination of data collection methodologies, and performance of data analysis, editing and formatting of reports.

• Accountable for outside agency surveys at primary and secondary facilities/sites/programs as assigned.

• Maintains knowledge and local and national expertise with multiple accreditation standards and certification programs. Assists integration of new facilities as assigned.

• Coordinates facility oncology accreditation with market and corporate resources. Completes accreditation applications required in a timely manner. Assures comprehensive follow-up and tracking of accreditations. Deadlines and expirations are maintained for assigned locations. Recognizes problems that need multiple functions and/or facilities to work together. Provides detailed recommendations to appropriate committees and councils.

• Maintains the required reporting schedule by standard setters and state law; maintain data quality requirements for state reporting. Provides data reports to physicians, administrators, Cancer Committee upon request.

• Analyzes patient information required for state and national reporting and code the information in the electronic registry database according to national coding standards.

Position Requirements

* Cert Tumor Registrar

* Associate Degree

Education equivalent experience:
* 4 years Bachelor Degree preferred

Other information:

• Extensive knowledge of Tumor Registry coding principles.

• Knowledge of regulations for reporting and Commission on Cancer accreditation standards.

• Excellent written and oral communication.

•Provides coordination to Cancer Tumor Registry staff and oversees day-to-day Cancer Registry activities including data collection, coding, and data entry, analyzing, editing, and reporting of cancer patient data to the Department of Health & Human Services, Central Cancer Registry, and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve. 
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019Link 
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in HealthcareLink 
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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