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Sanford Health Cancer Registrar - FT in Fargo, North Dakota

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Facility: Carufel Building
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 505 7th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

The Cancer Registrar maintains the Sanford computerized cancer database in compliance with the regulations of the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer (CoC). Analyzes and interprets clinical and demographic data and determines appropriateness of case inclusion in the cancer database. Identifies, codes and abstracts records of all eligible cancer patients (analytic and non-analytic), utilizing the cancer registry data system within the guidelines and requirements of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Program Standards. Conducts annual follow-up on patients in the Cancer Registry to ensure complete data tracking. Provides assistance to the Cancer Committee to ensure compliance with Commission on Cancer Standards, including Cancer Case conference participation. Aids in ensuring compliance with CoC standards for patient follow-up, including records of recurrences and progressions.

Prepares reports per data queries, as delegated, to provide timely and accurate statistics as required for treatment, quality, education, research and administrative purposes. Assists with the preparation of the annual report and departmental policies and procedures as requested. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of Cancer Registry data submissions to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) as requested. May coordinate participation in special studies commissioned by the CoC.

Completes necessary continuing education to support compliance with Commission on Cancer accreditation standards and assists with other work to maintain compliance with applicable standards. Must possess knowledge of ICD9, ICD-10, ICDO, and morphology coding. Requires extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and disease processes. Works extensively with electronic medical records and protected health information and is required to adhere to HIPAA privacy and security regulations and policies related to the same.


Associate's degree in health information technology or related health care degree required, which must include two semesters of college-level anatomy and physiology.

Must have a working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical records procedures, and knowledge of staging of cancers according to American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) guidelines. Cancer Registry experience is preferred.

Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) through the National Cancer Registrars Association is desired at time of hire. If not certified, CTR is required within three years.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Revenue Cycle
Req Number: R-61215
Featured: No