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Certified Tumor Registrar - Oncology -DUH - Remote

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 168416

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research.

Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.

In the fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in the fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.


Duke Hospital, Duke Cancer Center Institute  (Remote)  Must reside in one of the following states: ·  Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Montana, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Georgia

Maryland, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, DC

Work Hours:

Standard: Monday-Friday 

General Summary

The DCI cares for over 10,000 cancer patients from every state in the nation, every county in North Carolina, and from overseas. DCI is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center – one of only 45 in the nation. More than 300 researchers and physicians and 500 clinical staff are affiliated with Duke Cancer Institute. In 2012, DCI opened a new, state-of-the-art, cancer center encompassing 267,000 square feet. The DCI is dedicated to a streamlined multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. Since 1993, Duke has ranked among the top centers in the nation for cancer services according to US News & World Report.

Work Performed

Abstract a wide range of medical data from the EMR and code it in compliance with data standard sets established by the (ACoS) (CoC) and the (NCCCR). This includes:

  • Medical History physical findings, screening information, occupation and any history of a previous cancer;

  • Diagnostic Findings types, dates, and results of procedures used to diagnose cancer; Cancer Identification primary site, cell type, and extent of disease;

  • Cancer Treatment surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone, or immunotherapy;

  • Patient Identification age, gender, race/ethnicity, birthplace and residence; Outcomes annual follow-up information regarding patient status, recurrence and treatment.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology disease processes, surgical and radiation techniques, new chemo and hormone drugs, through participation in continuing education programs to effectively apply ICD-O, FORDS, AJCC, and SEER coding guidelines to inpatient and outpatient diagnoses and procedures.

  • All coding is correlated from supporting clinical documentation in the EMR. CTR's also participate in the development of coding policies and procedures as identified as well as independently research and solve complex coding problems and assist with special projects as required. In addition, to coding topography, morphology, and stage of disease,

  • CTR's also ensure adherence to data management protocols as set forth in state and national requirements, departmental standards and guidelines set forth by the DCI Cancer Committee.

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), ICD-O Coding, AJCC TNM, Collaborative Staging and Surveillance

  • 8-10 years experience strongly  preferred/ 2 years required. 

  • Epidemiology, End Results (SEER) staging, multiple primary and histology coding

  • Excellent organizational skills with good follow through, investigative/analytic skills with detail orientation.

  • Ability to achieve productivity goals under pressure. Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Metriq Registry software, Windows-based software and EPIC EMR.

Minimum Qualifications


An Associate's Degree (in CRM or CIM preferred) is required for those certified on or after 2015 requirement.


Due to the complexity of the cancer cases seen at Duke, at least two years of experience working as a CTR in a Hospital or Central Tumor Registry is required. Prefer 5 years of experience as a CTR.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Certified Tumor Registrar certification is required.

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