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MUHA AH28 - Certified Tumor Registrar - Part-time

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Hollings Cancer Center Svc Line - HCC Service Line
Sub Department: MUHA-9774000-Tumor Registry
Work type: Part-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC-Downtown
Categories: Support Services & Operations, Administrative & Non-Clinical Professionals
Pay scale: MUHA-Grade 11: $37,513.57 - $49,363.86 (min - mid)


$500 Sign on Bonus (External Candidates)

Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 24

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose: The Certified Tumor Registrar reports to the Cancer Registry Program Manager.  Under general supervision, the Certified Tumor Registrar analyzes, abstracts and codes demographic, patient and cancer-related information, treatment and staging from the medical records on all reportable cases seen and/or diagnosed at MUSC Health.  The Certified Tumor Registrar uses quantitative and qualitative decision making to identify all reportable cancer cases as well as code accurately.  This position supports Cancer Registry team members and their stakeholders across the clinical and research enterprise by providing high-quality accurate data.  This role assists by providing quality data to support strategic decision making and ongoing optimization of organizational performance and maintaining MUSC’s CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC accreditations.

Minimum Training and Education:

High school diploma or GED and three years of experience in cancer registry or related field; OR a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Health Information Management, or related discipline and two years of experience in cancer registry or related field.  Must be a Certified Tumor Registrar in good standing with the National Cancer Registrar’s Association. Demonstrated proficiency in abstracting data and using technology preferred. Minimum of 1 year abstracting in a hospital setting preferred

Must possess analytical skills to evaluate and make accurate coding decisions based on rules by the Cancer Registry Standard setters.  Must have basic knowledge of the disease process of malignancies and standards of care.  Must understand the capabilities and limitations of information technology and clinical information systems. Must be able to demonstrate solid abstracting skills in terms of ability to find needed data, analyze and code it with accurate text backup for coding decisions.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Special certification as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) in good standing with the National Cancer Registrars Association credentialing institution required.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 20 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous)



The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.