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Supv,Data Collection/NMTR

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 11/23/2017
Job Reference #: 973

Job Description

Supv,Data Collection/NMTR

Requisition IDreq973
Working TitleSupv,Data Collection/NMTR
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 500 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provided cancer care for nearly 60 percent of the adults and children in New Mexico affected by cancer. They treated 11,249 patients in 84,875 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. These patients came from every county in the State. More than 12 percent of these patients participated in cancer clinical trials testing new cancer treatments and 35 percent of patients participated in other clinical research studies, including tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The 130 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded almost $60 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects and published 301 high quality publications. Promoting economic development, they filed more than 30 new patents in FY16, and since 2010, have launched 11 new biotechnology start-up companies. Scientists associated with the UNMCCC Cancer Control & Disparities have conducted more than 60 statewide community-based cancer education, prevention, screening, and behavioral intervention studies involving more than 10,000 New Mexicans. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 230 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at

The New Mexico Tumor Registry (NMTR) maintains a population-based registry of cancer cases for the entire state of New Mexico and the American Indian population of Arizona. The NMTR is a division of the Cancer Control Program at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. The NMTR is a founding member of the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program and has been continuously funded by SEER Program since 1973. Data collected by NMTR’s Medical Abstractors and Certified Tumor Registrars are routinely used to document and track trends in cancer occurrence and care, support scientific research and inform public health policy.

The NMTR is seeking a Data Collection Supervisor to:

· Systematically edit data and consolidate source documents into a single patient record to ensure accuracy and completeness

· Compile data according to state and SEER Federal guidelines.

· Abstract and code patient-specific information from a variety of sources, including medical records, laboratory reports and vital records, in accordance with prevailing standards and protocols

· Supervise all Albuquerque based and remote editing staff

· Participate in quality assurance and research activities, as needed

· Comply with prevailing legal and ethical standards to ensure patient confidentiality and privacy

· Assist in developing and maintaining Registry policies and procedures

· Travel to medical facilities throughout the state of New Mexico and adjacent states (valid New Mexico driver’s license is required)

· Exhibit the highest levels of professionalism, both in the office and when traveling throughout the region

· Plan, design, organize, conduct and evaluate NMTR educational programs alone, as part of a training team or through coordination of contract cancer registry experts; maintain and update training resources.


This is a benefits eligible position.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.Certification/LicensureCertified Tumor Registrar (CTR)

Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences ; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.ORAssociates degree in Biology; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. ORRegistered Health Information Administrator (RHIA ) OR Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified Certification/LicensureCertified Tumor Registrar (CTR)

Preferred Qualifications

At least 5 years as a Certified Tumor Registrar

Experience training new and existing staff on AJCC Staging, summary staging, collaborative staging and treatment modalities.

Associate’s Degree in Applied Science

Bachelor’s degree in Science or Biology

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT)

Demonstrated ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy

Additional RequirementsFinalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.Applicants must provide names of 3 past or present supervisors as references that the hiring official can contact.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCRTC New Mexico Tumor Registry NMTR (099N)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date04/30/2018
Pay$17.23 min to $25.84 midpoint
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date6/30/2017
Application InstructionsResume and Cover Letter

Application Instructions

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