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Cancer Registrar Certified (Work from Home Pennsylvania)

Job Title Cancer Registrar Certified (Work from Home Pennsylvania) Location Work from Home Job Category Health Information Management Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Health Information Management Department Date posted 05/25/2022 Job ID R-30471

Job Summary

Identifies reportable cases, analyzes and abstracts clinical data, codes and enters information into electronic cancer registry database. Performs lifetime follow-up to provide cancer incidence, treatment and outcome information for quality improvement activities, administrative planning and marketing and research. Maintain the components of the cancer registry consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and accreditation requirements.

Job Duties

  • Identifies malignant, reportable-by-agreement benign or borderline disease cases as defined by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer STORE Manual, PA Cancer Registry Manual, and Geisinger Cancer Committees for suspense file using multiple search methodologies.
  • Reviews and interprets clinical information in electronic and hard copy medical record to extract and maintain data in accordance with operational standards as well as state and national reporting requirements.
  • Abstracts primary and recurrence and metastasis site data including demographics, diagnosis, history of cancer, co morbidities, stage and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, treatments and provider information utilizing the current STORE manual.
  • Inputs information directly into the computerized cancer registry.
  • Codes stage of disease using the TNM staging system in the appropriate American Joint Commission on Cancer Staging Manual.
  • Abstracts and maintains cases in accordance with Rapid Cancer Reporting System requirements.
  • Maintains accession file on all patients entered into the cancer registry.
  • Performs follow-up for all living patients on an annual basis to determine current disease status in accordance with STORE guidelines.
  • This may include medical record review, communication with physicians, other medical facilities or patients.
  • Collects data from various sources, generates graphic, statistical and data table reports, composes cancer registry narrative for Cancer Center Annual Report and Cancer Center survey.
  • Partners with various Cancer Center Committee members to ensure standards for accreditation are met and actively participates in Cancer Center survey by ACoS.
  • Assists with annual Survey Application Record updates as assigned.
  • Submits data to the PCR and RCRS via appropriate media to maintain regulatory compliance and accreditation.
  • Performs training for new cancer registry assistants to include case finding, abstraction, follow-up; state, federal, and institutional data reporting, and cancer registry software instruction.
  • Monitors assistant's activities.
  • Interprets requests for data, designs queries and reports for researchers, physicians and administration.
  • Works with the requestor to ensure accurate information output and the requestor's comprehension of data provided.
  • Disseminates cancer registry data and information with appropriate approval, and in compliance with departmental, organizational, state and federal policies.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

If a suitably experienced candidate cannot be found, applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be considered for hire at a lower level.  Salary would commensurate with experience.

Lower Level qualification requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Healthcare field
  • Certified Tumor Registrar - National Cancer Registry (NCRA) within 3 years of start

Must be a commutable same day drive within Geisinger footprint as business needs require.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required), Bachelor's Degree- (Preferred)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Tumor Registrar - National Cancer Registry (NCRA)


Critical Thinking; Independent Work; Computer Literacy; Cancer Registry; Computer Coding

Our Purpose & Values

Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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