Certified Tumor Registrar

Rockville, VA
Oct 09, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a part time Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) for work based out of the Washington, DC area. Westat currently supports several central cancer registry operations and is looking for a candidate familiar with case-finding, quality reviews, consolidation, and data management.  In this position, you will work a minimum of 20 hours per week. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Participation in and performance of quality control activities.
•    Abstraction and oncology coding of cancer cases.
•    Visual review and editing as well as records consolidation.
•    Case finding and re-abstracting field audits.
•    Preparation and maintenance of procedures manuals to meet pertinent state and federal cancer reporting requirements.
•    Conduction of and/or participation in educational training activities in support of multiple cancer-related projects.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree in public health or health science related field with CTR certification is required.
•    At least 3 years of oncology coding/abstracting experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    A master's degree in public health or health science related field.
•    Familiarity with NPCR and NAACCR guidelines for cancer reporting.
•    Experience in central cancer registry operations.
•    Experience with hospital operations. 
•    Experience with data analysis.

Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills, be detail oriented, and able to work in a team environment.

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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