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Cancer Registry Tech

St Joseph Hospital & Medical Center Phoenix, Arizona

The posted compensation range of $25.25 - $36.61 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-332065 Employment Type Full Time Department Cancer Registry Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday-Friday varied Remote Yes Category Medical Coding

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St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571 bed non-profit facility providing quality health care to patients and communities in and around Phoenix, Arizona. We are part of CommonSpirit Health which operates 139 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states, making our services accessible to nearly 1 in 4 U.S. residents.

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A Senior Cancer Registry Technician is responsible for managing and maintaining cancer patient data within a healthcare facility's cancer registry system. Their primary duties include collecting, analyzing, and abstracting patient information from medical records, pathology reports, and other sources to ensure accurate and comprehensive documentation of cancer cases. They also assist in coding diagnoses and treatments according to established standards such as ICD-O (International Classification of Diseases for Oncology) and SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) coding systems.

Senior Cancer Registry Technicians may also supervise and train junior staff members, participate in quality assurance activities to ensure data accuracy and integrity, and collaborate with healthcare providers, researchers, and public health officials to facilitate cancer research and surveillance efforts. They play a crucial role in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, such as those set forth by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), and contribute to improving cancer care outcomes by providing valuable data for research, treatment planning, and public health initiatives.

As a regional cancer registrar for Dignity Health facilities in Arizona, the incumbent maintains cancer registry components in accordance with state law as detailed in the Arizona State Cancer Incidence Act and the cancer abstracting guidelines by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), Commission on Cancer Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS). 

  • Abstracts patient records in accordance with ACoS, Arizona State Registry and hospital cancer committee requirements..
  • Knowledgeable of all ACoS and ACR requirements and keeps current on changes in program and reporting
  • requirements.
  • Knowledgeable of the cancer disease processes (benign and malignant), diagnostic methods and procedures and
  • treatment methods.
  • Follows the abstracting guidelines of ACoS to abstract within six months of diagnosis.
  • Follows the productivity guidelines of the registry office abstracting a case in 45 minutes (average).
  • Works with Manager on training process for Trainee position.
  • Understands that quality control of abstracting is top priority.
  • Communicates with physicians and/or their office staff either by letter or phone to complete case treatment information.

Dignity Health now offers an Education Benefit program for benefit-eligible employees after 180 days. This program provides debt relief and student loan assistance to help you achieve your goals. Full-time employees can receive up to $18,000 over five years, while part-time employees can receive up to $9,000.

*** You must be Certified as a Tumor Registrar (CT CTR) to qualify for this position ***



  • Three years recent experience in a cancer registry.
  • Experience in multi-EMR applications and ability to capture needed information from all sources.
  • Course work in and/or two years experience using anatomy and physiology and medical terminology, cancer disease process and cancer treatment methods.
  • Ability/knowledge to multi-task through all cancer registry functions with little supervision.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability/knowledge to multi-task through all cancer registry functions with little supervision.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Registry Software System
  • Must understand the case finding/follow-up process.
  • Must be fully trained in the use of FORDS Abstracting Manual (Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards) Seer Staging, MHP rules and Hematopoietic Rules and knowledge of all ACoS requirements.
  • Certified as a Tumor Registrar (CTR).


  • Experience in an accredited ACoS facility.
  • (1) Approved program for Certified Tumor Registrar Credential; or (2) Associate's degree; or (3) Bachelor's degree.


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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