UI Health is seeking to hire an Assistant Director for Cancer Registry to join our Hospital Tumor Registry Team. The Assistant Director for Cancer Registry, as directed by the Hospital Oncology Service Line (OSL) Leadership, is responsible and accountable for cancer registry performance, data, and compliance.
Manages all functions of the Cancer Registry, ensuring Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards, federal and state regulations, deadlines, Hospital objectives, and Cancer Center objectives are met. Maintains Cancer Registry policies and procedures.
Manages the staff who perform case finding, abstracting, and follow-up, including training; professional development; monitoring productivity, quality, and accuracy; and disciplinary action. Identifies regulatory changes to metrics, definitions, abstracting process and criteria, etc.; ensures they are implemented and staff are trained.
Serves as system administrator for the Cancer Registry database system. Responsible for State of Illinois, NCDB, and other reporting of registry related data. Collaborates with IT, researchers, and EHR staff to provide cancer registry data for linkage to other clinical and administrative information systems as needed. Manages the Registry software, leading upgrades and implementations when indicated.
Manages the delivery of high-quality assigned and ad hoc statistical reports, data, and responses to queries from the UI Health Cancer Registry and related systems. Designs and implements data collection forms, reports, summaries, analyses as needed to accomplish Registry objectives and answer stakeholder inquiries. Designs and prepares statistical reports, tables, charts, graphs, narrative reports, and presentations from population or Registry data. Performs data management, data quality, and querying for erroneous data patterns.
Validates and ensures accuracy of data. Serves as quality and subject matter expert for registry data. Publishes regular status updates for stakeholders. Collaborates effectively with Cancer Center Oncology Bioinformatics personnel to ensure timely, accurate data per established standards. Identifies additional staff training needs based on quality review findings. Facilitates integration of Registry data with the Cancer Data Shelter (CADS).
Responsible for budget planning and financial & operational performance of the UIH Cancer Registry. Manages the relationship with contract vendors providing software, abstractors, and/or other goods and services to the Registry.
Participates in identifying, and leads implementation of, enhanced uses and improved performance of the Cancer Registry. Works continually with team to improve abstracting and reporting quality, and to minimize abstraction variation.
Collaborates effectively with Assistant Director for Cancer Accreditations toward Oncology Service Line, Hospital, and Institutional goals. Serves as backup to Assistant Director of Cancer Accreditations and as resource to him/her and Accreditations staff. Represents Cancer Registry on various forums and committees.
Remains current in the field through professional development activities. Maintains CTR credential and all tumor registrar proficiencies current. Manages Registry staff effectively, ensuring their continual improvement and professional development, individually and as a high-functioning team.
Bachelor's degree required. Certified Tumor Registrar certification required. Graduate degree, certificate(s), certification(s), and/or relevant clinical license in addition to bachelor's degree and CTR preferred.
A minimum of three (3) years previous work experience as a Tumor Registrar required.
Previous supervisory/managerial work experience required, with responsibility for performance management and professional development.
Strong spreadsheet, database, data analysis, data quality, and reporting skills required. Experience reporting from cancer registry or other large clinical or research database. Ability to independently convert clinical and research questions to analytic approaches.
Experience with data interpretation, statistical, analytical, and/or data visualization tools and methods. Expertise in using large private health databases; experience with statistical tools like SAS, SPSS, R etc.
Working knowledge of Commission on Cancer, NAPBC, and NAPRC standards.
Very strong written and verbal communication skills. High comfort level presenting to large and small groups.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by July 6, 2020.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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