Cancer Registrar

UNC Health


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Job Description:

This position is eligible for a $2,500 Commitment Incentive


This remote position collects extensive data on all new cancer and/or bone marrow transplant patients seen at UNC Hospitals. A CTR license is required.


  1. Codes, summarizes, sequences, and stages extracted information according to extensive and complex rules. Performs necessary research, analysis, interpretation and decision-making to best abstract, stage or sequence information.
  2. Composes explanatory comments to supplement codes. Conceptualizes the case as a whole and determines what types of supplementary information would augment the data provided by the codes.
  3. Conducts quality control activities such as auditing records and conducting data review meetings. Participates with multidisciplinary teams in creating, organizing and providing documentation of established procedures necessary for accreditation.
  4. Creates case abstracts for cancer patients, extracting data items from the various medical records
  5. Follows-up on each case abstracted for the life of the patient. Ensures that follow-up information is collected for each case annually. Extracts the required information from in-house or external sources. May communicate through written correspondence or telephone to obtain needed data
  6. Responds to requests for information. Creates queries to extrapolate data completes ad hoc and routinized reports of data\
  7. Serves as a liaison within industry and regional groups. Assists with collaborative studies.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)

Professional Experience Requirements:

  • With an Associate’s degree, requires six (6) months of cancer tumor registry experience.
  • With a high school diploma, requires CTR and ten (10) years of tumor registry experience.


  • Salary Range: $24.13 – $30.17 per hour (minimum to midpoint)
  • Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

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