University of Utah Health Tumor Registrar in salt lake city, Utah


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Under the direction of a Sr. Certified Tumor Registrar, 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 Health Hospitals & Clinics.

This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.


  • All essential functions must be done under the supervision of a Sr. Certified Tumor Registrar.

  • Abstracts and reviews cases of malignancies and certain benign tumors diagnosed and/or treated at University of Utah Health Hospitals & 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 organization 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 standard procedures and quality control functions.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of clinical documentation requirements related to regulatory rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Basic Coding.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPPA regulations.

  • Knowledge in comprehending clinical documentation, ICD-0, ICD-9/10 or CPT coding for physician & facility and associated grouping assignment.

  • Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, practitioners and support staff. Includes good writing and composition skills.

  • Ability to organize teams and lead when assigned.

  • Ability to assist in conflict management of teams.




  • Associates degree or equivalency.

  • College level course completion in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Human Physiology.

  • Must complete CTR Exam within three years of hire date.

  • CTR Eligibility Requirements: An Associate’s degree, 160-hour practicum in a CTR-staffed cancer registry, and completion of either an NCRA-Accredited formal education degree program or completion of an NCRA –Accredited Certificate program, or An Associate’s degree, two semesters of `Human Anatomy & Physiology’, and 1950 hours (equivalent to one year full-time) experience in the Cancer Registry field.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Medical Coding Courses, knowledge of ICD-0, ICD-9/10 and/or CPT.

  • Concurrent enrollment in AHIMA or NCRA related area Associate Degree or certificate program.

  • Two years of coding experience and/or three years experience working in a Health Information Cancer Registry or equivalent health related field.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

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

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting 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 28957

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

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.