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McLaren Health Care Tumor Registrar in Clarkston, Michigan


Manage cancer patient databases, recording information that may be used to help detect cancer earlier, improve treatments and increase survival rates. Examine medical and pathology records to determine patient eligibility for the cancer registry. Make abstracts of medical records by translating the medical terminology into standardized codes that record the patient's diagnosis and treatment information.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Abstract cancer-related data according to established policies and procedures including: summarizing patient’s records, demographic data, diagnostic procedures, date of diagnosis, histological diagnosis and treatment.

  • Assign codes for treatments, procedures and diagnoses according to appropriate classification systems such as: ICD-9-CM; ICD-10-CM; ICD-O; American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS CoC) Guidelines; Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS); American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) Tumor, Nodes, Metastasis (TNM) & Collaborative Staging/Coding; and Surveillance of Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) guidelines.

  • Perform data entry utilizing specialized software.




  • Associates Degree or equivalent (60

college-level credits)

  • Certification as Tumor Registrar (CTR) by the

National Cancer Registrar’s Association, (Incumbent is required to maintain

current certification and meet the continuing education requirements)

  • Three to five years of prior work experience in

Cancer Registry Abstracting and Coding


  • Associates degree in Health Information

Technology (HIT)

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

  • Familiar with ACoS Commission on Cancer


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job: Administrative/Clerical

Primary Location: Michigan-Clarkston-Clarkston Cancer Center

Organization OAK10-McLaren Oakland-Hospital

Employee Status Regular

Shift Day Job

Job Type Standard

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 20004758