Banner Health Oncology Data Specialist in Greeley, Colorado


On the forefront of prevention, treatment and research, our oncology services work tirelessly for our patients dealing with all types of cancer. From detection and diagnosis to treatment and bedside care, we work to make our patients’ lives better, empowering them to become cancer survivors.

The North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Radiation Oncology department is located in the NCMC Cancer Institute. This is a hospital based cancer program, and a vital part of the overall cancer program.

The Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a “Community Comprehensive Cancer Program.” The oncology program is actively pursuing APEx accreditation for the radiation oncology department. NCMC cancer program works in a regional model of care in conjunction with McKee Medical Center in Loveland, CO and with Sterling Regional MedCenter, David Walsh Cancer Center in Sterling Colorado. The cancer program is a comprehensive program embracing a broad spectrum of care and services, from prevention and early detection programs through an active cancer survivorship program. A robust cancer research program supports the program in northern Colorado.

The radiation oncology department utilizes Varian Oncology equipment, including a True Beam 2.0 with Edge Components, 21EX linear accelerator, and an active HDR Brachytherapy Program. The department has a 4-D wide bore CT simulator.

Work culture embraces a positive work culture, principles of “Just Culture” and a culture of Safety. Patient experience is a high priority for the cancer program.

To learn more about this and other great opportunities call or email our Recruiter, Greta McGough, at 307-534-7108 or

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About North Colorado Medical Center

A 378-bed Level II trauma center and acute care facility with over 3000 employees, North Colorado Medical Center is the largest hospital in the region. As a regional medical center, we provide community-based and specialty services for a service area that includes southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. In order to provide the most compassionate and innovative care possible, we bring together state-of-the-art technology and an exceptional team of health care professionals. For the healthcare professional, our Greeley, Colorado location offers access to a wide variety of recreational activities in an inviting, close-knit community.

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


Job Summary

This position conducts data management, patient follow-up, reporting and other support functions related to the reporting and maintenance of cancer data in accordance with established guidelines set forth by the states central Cancer Registry, the American College Of Surgeons Commission On Cancer and the National Cancer Institute. The work includes conducting patient follow-up, participating in case ascertainment measures, abstraction of eligible cancer cases, participation in completing cancer conference and providing assistance with general and special needs in Oncology data management.

Essential Functions

  • Performs data collection, coding, and abstracting functions in accordance with established guidelines and licensure requirements. Maintains audit and quality assurance processes for case findings, abstracting, coding, follow-up and data processing procedures.

  • Conducts Patient follow-up. Establishes and maintains a 90% follow-up rate on patients diagnosed within the last 5 years and an 80% rate on all eligible registry patients from registry date. Prepares and distributes necessary follow-up letters on former patients due for contact.

  • Performs necessary case finding functions to ensure the complete ascertainment of eligible cases. Multiple functions include the capture of pathology/cytology reports from the pathology department, review and categorization of said reports in determining case reportability, maintenance and updating of monthly disease indices.

  • Assists with requests for registry data; extracts data from assigned company facility database and generates reports as needed. Maintains confidentiality and security of patient data in accordance with regulatory requirements.

  • Participates in completing the necessary functions to host Cancer Conference (Tumor Boards) meetings within the assigned facility. This includes preparing case histories, ordering pathology slides and radiology reports, preparing meeting notifications, assisting with meeting preparations. Analyses data and prepares reports.

  • As assigned, conducts in-service educational programs for medical record/cancer registry students, new employees and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Plus advanced education in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, including advanced related oncology terminology and surgical/diagnostic procedures as it relates to cancer.

Must have a demonstrated knowledge and experience in coding, abstracting and/or cancer data management as normally acquired through 6 months of clinical or educational accredited Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) program. Must have CTR or AA degree or 60 college level credits to qualify and pass the CTR exam within 3 years of hire date.Requires the ability to interpret and comprehend information contained within the patients medical record (e.g. terminology, disease process, procedures, etc.), to review pathology reports and medical/health records discharge analysis, demonstrate a working knowledge of International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-0) coding principles, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program extent of disease staging principles and Collaborative Staging as created by the Collaborative Staging Task Force of the American Joint Committee on Cancer. Must be familiar with chemotherapeutic agents and other modalities, e.g., radiation used in the treatment of cancer. Requires the ability to abstract cancer data from the patients medical/health record using the above standard setters with regard to abstracting and coding procedures.Candidate must be willing to obtain CTR, when eligible, if not currently certified. Must have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple work projects and tasks.

Must be able to work effectively with common office computer software, the electronic medical records system and databases, spreadsheet and graphical programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification or CTR eligible Registered Health Information Technologist or Registered Health Information Administrator certification (RHIT or RHIA)One or more years of Cancer Registry experience Knowledge of American College of Surgeons Program Standards for an approved cancer program.Knowledge of cancer registry software.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Job Number 232231

Facility North Colorado Medical Ctr

Department Oncology Data Mgt-Hosp

Address : Location US-CO-Greeley

Work Schedule Day

Position Type FT: Full-Time

Posting Category Oncology Services