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Tumor Registrar

  • Franciscan Health
  • Crown Point, IN, United States
  • May 12, 2019

Job Description

Breast Center


Address?? Franciscan Health
? ??1201 South Main Street
????Crown Point,?IN?46307



Education?High School Diploma/ GED Required


A lover of data and organization


Medical databases such as the Cancer Registry are important tools for medical professionals across the country. And if you love data then you know that those databases are only as good as the people who manage them. Good databases require good data coordinators. If you want to put your love of organization and data to work for a special cause, keep reading.


Are you accurate and thorough? Are you a good problem solver? Can you communicate pleasantly and compassionately with physicians, medical technicians and patients? Let’s talk about putting your data skills to work helping others. 


  • Utilize and maintain computerized registry programs (ERS) and coordinates Tumor Conference and Cancer Services Committee. 
  • Perform duties relative to coordination of research activities which includes maintaining paperwork, interacting with the patient and the sponsor and primary resource person for knowledge regarding the status of ongoing research activities at all times. 
  • Identify, abstract, and accession all reportable tumors including benign brain and CNS lesions, hematopoietic disorder cases within six months of diagnosis as required by the American College of Surgeons and/or State Board of Health.
  • Perform annual lifetime follow-up on cancer patients.
  • Maintain a 90% follow rate for all analytic patients diagnosed within the last five years or from the cancer registry reference date, whichever is shorter.
  • Report all cancer cases to the State of Indiana Cancer Registry.
  • Contact physician’s offices and other medical facilities for clinical, diagnostic and staging information.
  • Maintain copies of pathology biopsies, FNA, and cytology reports.
  • Print MPI lists for chart requests for follow-up and/or abstracting.
  • Update clinical information/patient status for follow-up.
  • Prints and processes follow up letters to physicians and patients.


  • Give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Talk to others to convey information effectively.
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.



1-3 Years Experience



Travel:?Up to 20%



It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law.

Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights.

Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.


Company Description:

Franciscan Health is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest employing a work force greater than 18,000. With 14 hospitals and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence, Franciscan Health takes pride in providing convenient, comprehensive care for our patients and the community we serve.  For 140 years, Franciscan Health has stayed true to our founding mission to care for everyone who comes through our doors. Each day, throughout the halls of our hospitals, we embrace our Franciscan Tradition by walking in the footsteps of St. Francis, who left behind his worldly possessions to care for all of those in need.