University of Utah Health Certified Tumor Registrar in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


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This position is responsible for coding, staging, and abstracting all cases of cancer and certain benign tumors initially seen, diagnosed, and/or treated at University of Utah Hospital & Clinics (UUHC).

This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.


  • Abstracts and reviews cases of malignancies and certain benign tumors diagnosed and/or treated at University of Utah Hospital & Clinics.

  • Codes, stages, and enters into the computer each case added to the tumor registry utilizing ICD-O, ICD-9/10, AJCC TNM (Tumor, Nodes, Metastasis) & Collaborative Staging/Coding, FORDS (Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards), and SEER (Surveillance of Epidemiology and End Results) guidelines.

  • Complies with state and federal mandates that require the UUHC to report all diagnosed and/or treated malignancies and certain benign tumors.

  • Participates in the quality management of the registry data and activities.

  • Contacts patients, providers, & state registries per the database to gather follow-up information and verify or correct patient information.

  • Compiles data and generates reports for special studies.

  • Assist with the management of clinical documentation requirements related to regulatory rules and regulations.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of ICD-O and ICD -9CM Vol l,ll,lll, ICD-10 CM/PCS, DMS Coding.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of staging according to the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) staging system (TNM) Tumors Nodes Metastasis and Surveillance of Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) Summary Stage and Collaborative Staging.

  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate work processes.

  • Ability to assist in conflict management of teams.




  • Associates degree in a Health Information Management or National Cancer Registrar Association (NCRA) related field or equivalency.

  • Two years of experience.

  • Completion of the National Tumor Registrar Certification within one year of hire.

Licenses Required

  • National Tumor Registry Certification.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):


  • RHIT or RHIA Certification.

  • Certification in NCRA related area.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements:

Non Indicated

Requisition Number 24907

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type PRN

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8-5

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? No


State UT


Category Coding / Health Information

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.