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Cancer Registry Technical Specialist Job

Job Number: RIH14474

Job Title: Cancer Registry Technical Specialist

Department: Oncology Data Management - 1014141

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

College-level knowledge of computer operations and software applications. Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology.

Demonstrates solid knowledge of Cancer Registry data collection requirements of the American College of Surgeons, automated information and data management systems including hardware and software interfaces, expertise in internet research.

Requires analytical, communication, organizational, and time-management skills to assess information needs, perform quality assurance, and reporting.

Requires interpersonal skills to effectively interact with various cancer registry data users within and outside the Hospital regarding cancer registry data.

Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, current governmental/regulatory requirements.


A minimum three years progressively more responsible related experience in performing full range of duties of cancer registry, including familiarity with data base development and maintenance. Experience should demonstrate ability to interpret more complex medical records,extent of disease and absence/presence of distant metastasis and to prepare a variety of records using computerized registry data. CTR required.

Reports to the Oncology Data Management Manager, and under general direction, abstracts information from medical records of patients with positive or possible cancer diagnoses. The information is entered into a computerized database (IMPAC) system to establish a Cancer Registry data bank from which to draw information for annual reports, site specific studies, data requests and to assist physicians with short and long-term cancer patient care evaluations, etc.