Emory University Georgia Cancer Registry Certified Tumor Registrar - Remote, Full Time in atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Identifies patients alleged to have specific disease diagnoses, confirms the diagnosis clinically or pathologically, and determines whether these patients meet specific criteria for inclusion in a database. Abstracts demographic, diagnostic, and epidemiologic treatment and survival information from inpatient and outpatient reports, records, and electronic databases. Codes the primary site and morphology, and clinically or pathologically stages the morbidity, mortality, or extent of the disease. Follows up with patients, physicians, and clinics to obtain and update missing data. Designs computer programs, and maintains reports. May oversee other medical records abstractors. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Certification as a Tumor Registrar. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 03/12/09 GG

Additonal Details

The Georgia Cancer Registry (GCR) is recruiting a candidate for an abstracting position in the central cancer registry. This person will perform tasks in the collection and management of cancer data from multiple reporting sources: hospitals, outpatient surgical facilities, laboratories, radiation therapy and medical oncology facilities, hospices, nursing homes, pharmacies and physician offices. The GCR is a statewide registry that participates in both the NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and the CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR).

Job Description

  • Determine reportability of incoming records and data feeds

  • Abstract demographic, diagnostic, and treatment information from all source records

  • Determine clinical or pathologic stage adhering to NCI SEER CS, EOD, Summary Stage, and AJCC TNM Staging rules

  • Match incoming data to existing registry records

  • Performs related responsibilities as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification as a Tumor Registrar

  • Knowledge and experience with computers

  • Knowledge of national cancer registry guidelines and proficiency using reference materials

  • Experience working both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous deadlines


  • Associate’s degree in nursing or other relevant field which includes two semesters of human anatomy and physiology OR the completion of a two year technical college program approved by the National Cancer Registrars Association.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Emory University has competitive salaries, medical and dental benefits, employee funded retirement plans with university contributions, tuition reimbursement, vacation and university paid holidays

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Job Number 19927

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Epidemiology

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322