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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Tumor Registrar PRN in Clarksville, Tennessee

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VICC at Tennova Healthcare - Clarksville

Job Summary:


The Tumor Registrar is responsible for all aspects of data collection for reportable cancer cases. The Tumor Registrar completes case-finding, abstracting, and follow-up data entry, and completes additional activities as needed to meet standards set by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers as well as the Tennessee Cancer Registry as mandated by law. The Tumor Registrar is detail oriented, committed to high-quality data abstraction, meets both quality and productivity standards, functions well independently and works well under time constraints to ensure deadlines are met. TR assists the Cancer Program Coordinator/Manager as needed with special projects to meet cancer program standards set by the ACoS.



• Identify, compile and abstract within the appropriate timeline all diagnosed and/or treated malignancies (determine single versus primary cancers) including reportable benign tumors in compliance with NCRA specifications when reporting to the Tennessee Cancer Registry who utilizes guidelines established by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) in addition to guidelines from the National Cancer Institute (SEER) Program, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS)/Rapid Quality Reporting System(RQRS)/National Cancer Database (NCDB) and the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC).

• Maintain, update, and implement annually the Policy & Procedure Cancer Registry Manual that specifies current ACoS data definitions and coding instructions to describe all reportable cases.

• Continued participation in the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) with submission of all eligible cases for all valid performance measures and adherence to the RQRS terms and conditions.

• Maintains an 80% follow-up rate from the cancer registry reference date on all eligible analytic cases as defined by the ACoS.

• Maintains a 90% follow-up rate on all eligible analytic cases diagnosed within the last five years or from the cancer registry reference date, whichever is shorter as specified by the ACoS.

• Annually complete data submission for all requested analytic cases to the NCDB in accordance with the ACoS Call for Data. Annually cases submitted to the NCDB that were diagnosed on January 1, 2003 or later meet the established quality criteria and resubmission deadline specified.

• TR is an active member of the Cancer Committee and/assists the Cancer Program Coordinator in developing and publishing the Annual Cancer Report as required by the American College of Surgeons. Retrieves and compiles data for preparation of annual reporting and may collaborate in generating reports for special duties.

• Submit all requested information for cases identified as special studies by the ACoS by the specified deadline and all further documentation required if our program is selected for participation.

• Perform life-time patient follow-up to provide cancer incidence, treatment, and outcome information.

• Submit required data to regulatory and accreditation organizations to maintain compliance including the National Cancer Data Base, accurately and timely.

• Compile requests for data and statistics from the Cancer Registry for facility planning, administration, and internal department requests.


Our professional administrative functions include critical supporting roles in information technology and informatics, finance, administration, legal and community affairs, human resources, communications and marketing, development, facilities, and many more.

At our growing health system, we support each other and encourage excellence among all who are part of our workforce. High-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt Health for professional growth, appreciation of benefits, and a sense of community and purpose.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance. * Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems. * Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job. * Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.

Core Capabilities :

Supporting Colleagues : Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.- Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.- Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns in a timely manner. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department. Managing Resources Effectively : - Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error. Fostering Innovation : - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them. - Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action. - Adapts to Change: Embraces changes by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.

Position Qualifications:



Certified Tumor Registrar - National Cancer Registry Assoc.

Work Experience:

Relevant Work Experience

Experience Level:

2 years


High School Diploma or GED

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled