Skip to Main Content

Quality Control Specialist I

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number #270-17
Classification Title Quality Control Specialist I
Position Title #270-17
Quality Control Specialist I
Program Areas Quality Control (Program Project)
Position Summary

The Public Health Institute is seeking a full-time Quality Control Specialist I for the Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC). This position is located in Sacramento, CA.

The Quality Control Specialist is responsible for collecting and processing data into the California Cancer Registry data management system, Eureka, by performing accurate and timely casefinding from non-hospital facilities; abstracting data based on records from physician’s offices and other sources; performing visual editing, linkage and consolidation of data submitted by reporting facilities; conducting death clearance, follow-back and processing update records including active and passive follow-up and update (correction) records. The Quality Control Specialist I will also assist with regional and statewide audits as necessary.

Please note that this position is contingent upon our SEER award and with an expected start date of May 1, 2018.

PHI Introduction

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Abstracts Physician Only, Death Certificate Only, Nursing Home Only and Coroner’s cases.
  • Performs visual editing, linkage, and consolidation of cancer reports.
  • Abstracts for assigned contracted reporting facilities, which include but are not limited to surgery centers, radiation centers, or hospitals.
  • Maintains at least 97% accuracy on abstracts.
  • Provides clear, concise feedback on data items to be in error (Discrepancy Reports) to regional facility registrars.
  • Participates in statewide audits and reliability studies as requested.
  • Assists with special studies such as the SEER POC as needed.
  • Processes correction records, active/passive follow-up records, updates and deletion files.
  • Participates in software testing (Eureka) as well as in testing of new technology
  • Performs casefinding at independent pathology laboratories and radiation facilities in the field or from documents provided by the facility as needed.
  • Screens and classifies reportable electronic Pathology (ePath) reports into the casefinding system.
  • Codes and enters paper pathology reports, Confidential Morbidity Reports and Radiation Oncology reports into the casefinding system as needed.
  • Assist with other regional activities as required.
  • Attend all data collection section meetings, Visual Editing section meetings, Data Collection Unit meetings and Public Health Institute/CRGC quarterly meetings as required
  • Attend local chapter, statewide and national meetings as resources allow
Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or a combination of education and relevant healthcare experience.
  • Credentialed by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) as a CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar). At least 2 years’ experience in a hospital, regional or central cancer registry.
  • Knowledge of regional/central registry operations to include data collection, visual editing, case consolidation, casefinding, follow-up and follow-back procedures and auditing.
  • Ability to abstract, or learn to abstract within six-months of employment.
  • Must maintain at least a 97% abstracting accuracy rate set be the California Central Registry (CCR).
  • Ability to learn and operate new software programs to include Eureka and MS Office.
  • Knowledge of cancer therapy, Collaborative Staging, ICD-O-3 coding, Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules, cancer reporting in California utilizing Volume I and the Hematopoietic reporting requirements.
  • Excellent knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedures, anatomy and physiology and the cancer disease process.
  • Strong mathematical skills including statistics, elemental computations and averages/percentages.
  • Must be able to create clear and concise documents (PowerPoint, memos, etc.) for educational purposes and statewide distribution.
  • Must have available transportation and ability to commute to various locations other than the assigned office
  • Ability to travel overnight to perform field work.
  • Ability to travel to educational meetings for specific periods of time.
Compensation

Compensation:

This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience. PHI offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (group retirement annuity) and partial subsidy of public transportation cost. For more information about PHI’s benefits, visit our benefits page here.

Open Date 12/19/2017
Close Date 02/16/2018
Open Until Filled No
Location Sacramento
CA

Supplement Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the required education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the required years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have the necessary skills to perform this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you hold a current CTR certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess 2 years of hospital, regional or central cancer registry experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess Knowledge of regional/central registry operations to include data collection, visual editing, case consolidation, casefinding, follow-up and follow-back procedures and auditing?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents to Attach

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents