Northwell Health Tumor Registrar (CERTIFIED) in New York, New York

Req Number 00171F

Job Category Medical Clerical/Secretarial

Job Description

As a Tumor Registrar you will perform patient case finding, accessions, abstracts and codes data for the Cancer Registry and conducts patient follow-up for those with a reportable malignancy to New York State Department of Health and the Commission on Cancer.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs patient case-finding, accessions, abstracts, codes data and registers cancer patients in the Cancer Registry database.

  • Utilizes multiple resources including accessing hospital databases to identify all eligible patients in accordance with New York State Department of Health and Commission on Cancer requirements.

  • Utilizes registry software to accession each eligible cancer patient.

  • Requests needed medical documentation and clarification from physicians to support registry abstract.

  • Ensures all database documentation is complete and accurate and obtained in a timely manner.

  • Conducts patient follow-up activities throughout the twelve month cycle in accordance with Commission on Cancer Standards.

  • Obtains ongoing patient treatment information from multiple sources to insure data quality, treatment outcome and survival information.

  • Completes cancer registry abstracts in accordance with FORDS, ICD-0 and MP/H manuals, and TNM and Collaborative Stage schemas.

  • Compiles various statistical reports and performs other registrar duties to facilitate the smooth functioning of the unit;

  • Assembles data collected by the cancer registry by preparing reports, which summarize the cancer experience of the hospital and maintains necessary logs as support documentation.

  • Collects data and medical information through the use of multiple software applications.

  • Assists and collaborates with clinicians and colleagues, and other departments on cancer-related studies.

  • Maintains department quality control procedures.

  • Participates in and attends relevant meetings seminars, conferences, lectures and programs.

  • Assists in the preparation and coordination of activities of the Cancer Program, including accreditation.

  • Attends Cancer Committee, Cancer Conference and any and all sub-committee meetings as designated by the supervisor.

  • Attends the necessary local, state, regional or national meetings to obtain or maintain the Certified Tumor Registrar credential, or continuing medical education credits.

  • Disseminates and obtains data in accordance with HIPAA regulations and professional ethics.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. AAS, preferred.

  • Certification as a Tumor Registrar, required.

  • Prior hospital cancer registry experience, preferred.