University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Academic / Research
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: -
Assistant Director of Cancer Registry
The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking an Assistant Director of Cancer Registry to join their team. The Assistant Director for Cancer Registry, as directed by the Hospital Oncology Service Line (OSL) Leadership, is responsible and accountable for cancer registry performance, data, and compliance.
Manages all functions of the Cancer Registry, ensuring Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards, federal and state regulations, deadlines, Hospital objectives, and Cancer Center objectives are met. Maintains Cancer Registry policies and procedures.
Manages the staff who perform case finding, abstracting, and follow-up, including training; professional development; monitoring productivity, quality, and accuracy; and disciplinary action. Identifies regulatory changes to metrics, definitions, abstracting process and criteria, etc.; ensures they are implemented and staff are trained.
Serves as system administrator for the Cancer Registry database system. Responsible for State of Illinois, NCDB, and other reporting of registry related data. Collaborates with IT, researchers, and EHR staff to provide cancer registry data for linkage to other clinical and administrative information systems as needed. Manages the Registry software, leading upgrades and implementations when indicated.
Manages the delivery of high-quality assigned and ad hoc statistical reports, data, and responses to queries from the UI Health Cancer Registry and related systems. Designs and implements data collection forms, reports, summaries, analyses as needed to accomplish Registry objectives and answer stakeholder inquiries. Designs and prepares statistical reports, tables, charts, graphs, narrative reports, and presentations from population or Registry data. Performs data management, data quality, and querying for erroneous data patterns.
Validates and ensures accuracy of data. Serves as quality and subject matter expert for registry data. Publishes regular status updates for stakeholders. Collaborates effectively with Cancer Center Oncology Bioinformatics personnel to ensure timely, accurate data per established standards. Identifies additional staff training needs based on quality review findings. Facilitates integration of Registry data with the Cancer Data Shelter (CADS).
Responsible for budget planning and financial & operational performance of the UIH Cancer Registry. Manages the relationship with contract vendors providing software, abstractors, and/or other goods and services to the Registry.
Participates in identifying, and leads implementation of, enhanced uses and improved performance of the Cancer Registry. Works continually with team to improve abstracting and reporting quality, and to minimize abstraction variation.
Collaborates effectively with Assistant Director for Cancer Accreditations toward Oncology Service Line, Hospital, and Institutional goals. Serves as backup to Assistant Director of Cancer Accreditations and as resource to him/her and Accreditations staff. Represents Cancer Registry on various forums and committees.
Remains current in the field through professional development activities. Maintains CTR credential and all tumor registrar proficiencies current. Manages Registry staff effectively, ensuring their continual improvement and professional development, individually and as a high-functioning team.
UI Care: Patient & Employee Service Values
Service Values and UI CARE (Communicate, Acknowledge, Respect, Excel) Standards
Integrity and Service Excellence: Each person is treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. One should be sensitive to ethnic, cultural and racial differences. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behavior, "Respect: Patients First".
Behavior: Performance is acceptable when everyone is greeted with a smile and a warm and caring manner using the person's name whenever possible. No matter how I feel, I display a caring attitude. This is demonstrated through my hallway, elevator, and phone etiquette, as well as, my interactions with my peers, co-workers, volunteers, patients, and leaders.
Accountability: Each person displays loyalty and pride in the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and its associated entities while upholding the confidentiality of patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. One should be a role model, be open-minded and collaborate with others. At the same time, one is fully accountable for their actions, and should focus on exceeding expectations. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behaviors: "Excel: Accountability & Teamwork" and "Ownership & Pride".
Behavior: Performance is acceptable when concerns/problems with fellow employees and/or customers are not discussed with anyone other than the person involved or the supervisor. Patient/Employee issues and ideas are listened to and appropriate follow-up occurs to create a satisfied patient, patient family member, or employee/volunteer. I do not make excuses. I do not demean other people or departments. This is demonstrated by me taking full responsibility for my actions regardless of the circumstances.
Innovation: Each person demonstrates commitment to open communication. Every conversation should incorporate the key elements of AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explain and Thank). This will convey courtesy, clarity, and indicate that one is actively listening. One should seek opportunities to "manage-up" others by highlighting positive situations. This will create an environment of recognition and praise while empowering others to take ownership. At the same time, create an overall welcoming environment. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behaviors "Communicate: Talk, Listen, learn" and "Manage Up". Also, the UI CARE behavior "Acknowledge: Reward and Recognize and Make People Feel Welcomed".
Behavior: Performance is acceptable when openness and acceptance of constructive criticism occurs. Positive communication occurs by complimenting and expressing appreciation to others. I will listen and encourage others to express ideas and opinions and support ways to improve UI Health Experience and the evaluation and implementation of new ideas. I will focus on being clear in all of my conversations and interactions by using AIDET at all times. I will focus on making our patients/guests and employees/volunteers feel welcome but managing up others whenever possible.
Safety: Each person demonstrates pride in the physical appearance of UI Health, University of Illinois Hospital and its associated entities as a safe environment. One focuses on keeping the physical environment clean which includes the hallways, elevator, café, general areas, and one's personal work area. One also demonstrates pride in their personal appearance. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behavior Respect: Appearance, Courtesy & Environment".
Behavior: Performance is acceptable when initiative is taken to maintain a safe and clean environment. I will conduct myself in a manner that respects and preserves equipment and the physical plant. I do not walk by spills, trash or unsafe conditions while walking the hallways, elevator, café, general areas and/or my personal area without assuring that they are attended to promptly by myself or appropriate personnel. I will take ownership of my surroundings. I will also focus on managing my personal appearance and body odor by dressing professionally and/or appropriate for my area, grooming appropriately, and my managing personal hygiene.
Bachelor's degree required. Certified Tumor Registrar certification required. Graduate degree, certificate(s), certification(s), and/or relevant clinical license in addition to bachelor's degree and CTR preferred.
A minimum of three (3) years previous work experience as a Tumor Registrar required.
Previous supervisory/managerial work experience required, with responsibility for performance management and professional development.
Strong spreadsheet, database, data analysis, data quality, and reporting skills required. Experience reporting from cancer registry or other large clinical or research database. Ability to independently convert clinical and research questions to analytic approaches.
Experience with data interpretation, statistical, analytical, and/or data visualization tools and methods preferred.
Working knowledge of Commission on Cancer, NAPBC, and NAPRC standards.
Very strong written and verbal communication skills. High comfort level presenting to large and small groups.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by January 17, 2022
The University of Illinois at Chicago/ UI Health is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899