State of Wyoming BARD07-07756-Cancer Abstractor-Cheyenne in Cheyenne, Wyoming

BARD07-07756-Cancer Abstractor-Cheyenne



BARD07-07756-Cancer Abstractor-Cheyenne


$18.54 - $23.18 Hourly


Cheyenne, WY

Job Type

Full Time


048-Public Health - Public Health Sciences - Surveillance & Registry

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Description and Functions

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Performs a variety of tasks associated with collection and abstraction of medical records from hospitals, radiation oncology centers, pathology departments and free-standing surgery centers to determine and code primary site(s), histological type, stage of disease, sites of metastases and treatment given; codes and enters data into cancer registry software according to the American College of Surgeons- Commission on Cancer guidelines. Performs quality control audits on data to assure accuracy and completeness in accordance with quality standards of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Screens pathology, cytology reports, hospital disease indexes, vital records death index for reportable diagnoses of cancer. Sends queries to physicians for detailed diagnosis, treatment and follow up information on patients not seen in a hospital. Collects follow up and additional treatment information on patients to determine the spread, recurrences or additional malignancies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Performs abstracting of cancer cases.

  • Screens pathology and cytology reports for reportable cases of cancer.

  • Processes hospital disease indexes and vital records death indexes for reportable cases of cancer.

  • Serves as consultant for hospital registrars with necessary materials to answer questions.

  • Responsible for the consolidation of information from multiple sources into one database.

  • Responsible for case finding of cancer cases.

  • Participates in educational activities of local, state and national cancer registry association.

  • Processes data exchanges from other cancer registries.

  • Assists with special projects assigned.



Preference will be given to the candidate who has a certification as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) or an Associate's Degree in an applied science field.


  • Knowledge of disease control program operations.

  • Knowledge of technical clinical and medical procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

  • Knowledge of case finding and follow-up procedures.

  • Knowledge of governmental records systems.

  • Skill in records data management.

  • Skill in decision making.

  • Skill in oral and written communications.



Bachelor's Degree (typically in Records or Data Management)



0-1 year of progressive work experience in (typically in Records and Data Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Records & Data Management Clerk


Education & Experience Substitution:

3-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Records and Data Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Records & Data Management Clerk

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Necessary Special Requirements


  • Occasional travel is required.


  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

  • All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.

Supplemental Information

048-Wyoming Department of Health - Public Health Division

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