Cancer Registrar

Michigan, United States
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Rogel Cancer Center is accredited by Commission on Cancer (CoC) and is 1 of 49 centers in the U.S. to earn the National Cancer Institute’s “comprehensive” designation. As a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, we are a consortium of 27 of the nation’s premier cancer centers. On the U.S. News List of best hospitals for cancer, we are ranked 12th among 900 hospitals, in addition to being ranked 1st in Michigan. The Center is committed to the conquest of cancer through innovation and collaboration and we are actively seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-oriented individuals who will share this same goal.

Why become a Certified Tumor Registrar at Michigan Medicine?

At Michigan Medicine, our Certified Tumor Registrar’s are functioning members of our health care team. You will be known as a data information specialist that will capture complete history, diagnosis, treatment and health status for every cancer patient treated at the Rogel Cancer Center. As a member of the Cancer Registry Team, you will be a primary source to support research, understanding cancer incidence, mortality and treatment outcomes. Working for Michigan Medicine will provide you with a positive work/life balance, a chance to learn new and state of the art treatments and the chance to work closely with highly skilled and educated staff. We would love for you to join our dedicated and fun team!

What perks and benefits can you look forward to?

Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage

2:1 Match on retirement savings

Generous PTO program

State of the art technology and equipment

Continued education

Teaching and mentorship opportunities


What will you be responsible for?

  • Abstract all new cancer diagnoses and/or other reportable neoplasms within the cancer registry database according to established criteria from Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program (MCSP) and the American College of Surgeons – Commission on Cancer (ACoS-CoC).
  • You will utilize critical thinking skills and have a high attention to detail while performing case findings and patient follow-up activities using established workflow
  • Work collaboratively with physicians and other clinical staff to obtain complete clinical information

Required Qualifications*

  • An Associate’s Degree with experience in all aspects of cancer registry operations and cancer program standards
  • An Associate’s Degree with experience in all aspects of cancer registry operations and cancer program standards
  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) from the National Cancer Registrar Association
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a cancer registry
  • Ability to be analytical, reliable, and adaptable in clinical situations
  • Capable of working and making decisions independently
  • Take initiative and step outside of the box to develop creative ideas
  • Strong dedication to team success
  • Handle problems in a solutions-oriented manner

Desired Qualifications*


Work Schedule

This position allows a flexible schedule with the ability to work from home.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.