Mercy Medical Center Clinton Certified Cancer Registrar - PRN in Silver Spring, Maryland


MD140_66025 Cancer Registry

Expected Weekly Hours:



Day Shift

Position Purpose:

This position requires you have a Certified Tumor Registrar Certificate

Job Description Details:

General Summary:

Complete case finding, abstracting and follow-up activities necessary to maintain an approved Teaching Hospital Cancer Program as required by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Assist with statistical analysis of data and responding to data requests. Assist in training of registry staff members.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

Certified Tumor Registrar Certificate (required)

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

1-3 years of cancer registry experience required. Associate’s degree preferred, with completed college level courses in medical terminology and anatomy/physiology. If no Associate’s degree, an additional 2 years of cancer registry experience can be used in lieu of the degree. Ability to perform case ascertainment of cancer cases. Ability to analyze and abstract pertinent information from the medical record (i.e.: pathology reports, diagnostic radiology reports and other pertinent information relating to the diagnosis of cancer), into a computerized cancer registry software system. Possess knowledge of first course treatment recommended for specific primary cancers. Ability to obtain follow-up and other pertinent information for each abstract by contacting other hospital registries, radiation oncology centers and medical oncologists offices. Ability to assist with other functions relating to Cancer Program Management and preparation for the American College of Surgeons Accreditation process. Ability to assist with national studies. Ability to organize Cancer Conferences. Ability to use other software programs relating to database management and statistical outcomes. Ability to assess statistical data for quality of content. Reliable, energetic and self-motivated; ability to work independently, work in a team environment, and work with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements : Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Position requires the ability to access a computer (type at a keyboard) quickly and accurately.

Remote Work/ Telecommuting Work conditions: The worker after initial probationary period, is eligible with manager's approval to participate in the Holy Cross Health telecommuting work arrangement. Manager and Worker should sign the Holy Cross Health Telecommuting Agreement :

Under the circumstance of partial telecommuting, worker required to attend critical meetings and communicate with HCH employees and Physicians as directed by manager.

Visual Acuity : The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions : None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the Cancer Registry Manager.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.