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Cancer Registry Assistant - Tumor Registry

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Orange
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Advance your career working at a Magnet recognized hospital known for clinical quality and patient safety. Our team is looking for an experienced Cancer Registry Assistant to join our Tumor Registry department at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange. This is an on call/per diem position providing 8-hour shift coverage for the day shift.

Job Summary:

Works in the Cancer Registry and report to the Manager of the Cancer Registry. Assistant is responsible for conducting follow up on all patients in the current database from the current reference date. The assistant prepares for quality review for Cancer Committee presentation and physician review for data quality review. Completes AJCC staging reviews. Prepares reports for Cancer Center Administration regarding disease status as an additional component of the follow-up process.

Essential Functions:

  • Obtain patient information from Meditech medical record including visit, contacts, demographics, and providers to update follow up.
  • Organizes and maintains a data system in CNExT to expedite letters to physicians and patients regarding treatment, current disease status and demographic information.
  • Updates patient information in CNExT utilizing physician/patient letters and phone communication.
  • Demonstrates the ability to access hospital patient discharge summary to update last patient contact in CNExT.
  • Enters Radiation and Chemotherapy treatment into CNExT using radiation treatment reports.
  • Prepares the Cancer Committee quality review of abstract packets.
  • Prepares follow up patient reports on a weekly and as needed basis, including projected numbers and percentages.
  • Follow up instruction and assistance to employees and volunteers assigned temporarily to the Cancer Registry Department.
  • Complete reports as requested regarding disease status from the follow-up data.


  • Ability to act in cooperation with others.
  • Knowledge in the use of computers.
  • Ability to type 50 wpm.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Flexibility to adapt to new and changing situations.
  • Preferred: Spanish speaking.

Position Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Cancer Registry experience needed.

Comprehensive Range of Benefits:

Professional Advancement: Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating managers

Health: Medical - Cigna HMO and POS plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, Employee Assistance

Program Wellness: Retirement - 401(K), Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Compassion. Dignity. Justice. Excellence. Integrity.

These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

Clinical Excellence

When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.

A haven that feels like home.

St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.

Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Orange , Cancer Registry Assistant - Tumor Registry, Other , Orange, California

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