Cancer Registrar

DHR Health Clinics Edinburg, Texas


Position at Advanced Care Center at Renaissance

Full-Time, Days
DHR Health


The primary purpose of the Cancer Registrar, under the direction of the Tumor Registry Manager, conducts cancer data collection, quality control and medical data correction activities for Cancer/Tumor Registry; assists in setting priorities, deadlines and schedules in accordance with overall Cancer/Tumor Registry Program goals.


  • High school graduate / GED certificate or equivalent preferred
  • HIM Associates preferred
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification preferred
  • Strong computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail


  • 1 year of Cancer Registry experience preferred
  • 1-2 years of medical records experience in release of information or auditing is preferred
  • Knowledge of cancer registry software is preferred
  • Good working knowledge in use of an electronic health record
  • Knowledge in the methods involved in collecting and analyzing health data
  • Knowledge in medical terminology, indexes and classification systems
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local regulations concerning data usage and release (i.e. HIPAA, HITECH, etc.)


  • Trains Cancer Registry Clerk and Cancer HIM Analyst on cancer registry operations and regulations
  • Uses online database to merge reports from EMR systems
  • Examines medical and pathology records to determine patient eligibility for cancer registry
  • Completes abstracts for Non-Analytical cases
  • Abstraction of medical records, translating the medical terminology into standardized codes that record: demographic data, disease data, treatment data and follow up of patients diagnosis
  • Obtains and records information relating to all first course of treatment given to patients at any institution
  • Determines analytical and non-analytical cases for submission to Texas Department of Health and Cancer Registry
  • Compiles and reports data from all DHR sources that treat patients
  • Performs clinical analysis of the medical record to determine accurate assignment of site, stage, and other codes for completion of abstraction
  • Interacts with physicians, administration, and other departments for conference preparation and committee work
  • Performs research from appropriate data collection manuals to determine if cancer is reportable
  • Attends webinars as assigned
  • Assesses data validity through comparative analysis with national databases
  • Determines analytical and non-analytical cases for submission to Texas Department of Health (TDH), Texas Cancer Registry (TCR)
  • Other duties as assigned