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Oncology Outcomes Specialist


UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring a full-time Oncology Outcomes Specialist to join our Cancer Registry Team. This will be a Monday-Friday, daylight position that allows the ability to work from home.

The Oncology Outcomes Specialist performs all cancer registry-related follow-up functions for the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Cancer Registry. Interacts effectively, courteously and tactfully with physicians, patients and other health care professionals in a way that promotes accurate and timely follow-up. Performs daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly follow-up operations in accordance with UPMC Network Registry policies and procedures, the published guidelines and requirements of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO). Works to maintain a 90% follow-up rate for all analytic patients diagnosed within the last five years and an 80% follow-up rate for all analytic patients from the registry reference date.


  • Assist the manager in coordinating activities and performs all follow-up duties and related activities according to established policies, procedures, national and Commonwealth regulations and works to maintain a follow up success rate of at least 90% for cases abstracted in a five year timeframe and 80% for entire database.
  • Review the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry Mortality Listing annually and updates the follow-up database accordingly to assure accurate vital and disease status.
  • Print pathology reports weekly and reviews monthly by the Oncology Outcomes Specialist to ensure accurate and complete casefinding.
  • Run monthly follow up reports to assure compliance and reviews strategies with manager to assure standards are met.
  • 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).
  • Review MARS mortality reports and radiation reports on a weekly bases and updates the follow-up database as necessary.
  • Patient that are lost must be investigated to obtain vital and disease status.
  • Compare the Social Security Death Index to cancer registry database periodically and updates the database as necessary.
  • Patients must be followed on a yearly basis by performing basic follow-up procedures on patients due for follow-up each month to assure a complete and accurate database.



  • High school diploma and one 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 personal computers.
  • Accurate and efficient keyboarding skills necessary to meet productivity standards.
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in Health Information Management preferred.

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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