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Oncology Data Specialist

Description

UPMC Cancer Centers is current hiring a full-time Oncology Data Specialist to join their team! This will be a Monday-Friday daylight position that has the opportunity to work from home part-time.

The Oncology Data Specialist will perform the abstracting functions of the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside facility as well as any other UPMC facility, standalone cancer center, or office location assigned by the Manger. This individual will need to interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with physicians and other health care professionals to promote the registry and motivate its use.

This role will perform daily registry operations for the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside location, in accordance with UPMC Network Registry policies and procedures. The Oncology Data Specialist will abstract and code core clinical data using appropriate classifications systems; analyze medical records according to published guidelines and requirements of UPMC, American College of Surgeons (ACoS), Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO). This individual will also obtain long term follow-up data for end results reporting.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a follow up success rate of at least 90% for cases abstracted in a five-year timeframe, 80% for entire database.
  • Timely and complete abstracting reviewing at the required standard that is dependent on the annual caseload.
  • Maintain minimally, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health standard, a data quality level of at least 97% for data items reviewed.
  • Perform other functions and tasks required to maintain a current and accurate database and stay in compliance with the requirements of UPMC, American College of Surgeons (ACoS), Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO).

Qualifications

  • High school diploma.
  • Associate's or B.S. degree in Health Information Management preferred.
  • 1 year oncology or abstracting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, abstracting techniques, AJCC and SEER summary staging systems, ICDO, ICD-9-CM, and/or other clinical coding systems. 
  • Experience with hospital data systems, Microsoft Office software products and/or personal computers. 
  • Accurate and efficient keyboarding skills necessary to meet productivity standards.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) preferred. Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.

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