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Cancer Registrar

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Date: Apr 15, 2021

Location: West Columbia, SC, US, 29169

Company: Lexington Medical Center

Cancer Programs 
Full Time 
AM Shift 
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Reviews the records of patients diagnosed, treated, or followed for cancer at Lexington Medical Center in order to collect diagnostic, prognostic, treatment, and survival data for the purpose of monitoring/analyzing cancer incidence, treatment, outcomes, performance improvement and subsequently assisting with administrative planning and marketing, support programs, and research
activities. Interprets data for research projects. Compiles non-analytic data for facility and state databases.  Maintains oncology registry database in compliance with Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards, SEER federal guidelines and the South Carolina Central Cancer Registry (SCCCR).

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Associate's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Ability to sit for and successfully pass CTR certification within two years of hire
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Identify reportable and non-reportable neoplasms to be included in the registry as outlined by CoC standards and SCCCR reporting requirements.
  • Create suspense files for identified reportable neoplasms by abstracting information from the patient medical record to include demographic characteristics, history of neoplasm, primary site, histology, laterality, casefinding source, location of diagnosis, managing physician, type of diagnostic confirmation and name of referring facility.
  • Perform oncology coding and abstraction of identified non-reportable neoplasms for inclusion in the registry database in compliance with standards set by the CoC, SEER, the SCCCR, the Lexington Medical Center Cancer Committee guidelines and departmental standards.
  • Transfer AJCC staging from EHR into cancer registry database for analytic cases abstracted.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect survivorship data for all applicable newly-diagnosed cancer patients to include medical status, first recurrence, death and autopsy information from patient medical records or letters to provide end results information.
  • Qualitative analysis – Perform a comprehensive review of data entered for each patient to ensure the completion and accuracy of the data elements.
  • Assist with room and audiovisual equipment set up for weekly oncology conferences.
  • Maintain competency and stay abreast of current literature and trends by participating in at least one cancer-related educational activity at the local level in accordance with CoC standards.
  • Perform all other job related tasks as assigned by Cancer Registry Manager.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina