Cancer Registrar II (Regular Full-Time)

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

Cancer Registrars II (CR II) must be Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR), carry out the responsibilities of performing medical record review from the Epic electronic medical record system, and complete data abstraction onto the CNEXT database.  The data abstraction must meet requirements of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) to support the accreditation program and the Washington State Cancer Registry (WSCR) as required by state law.

Job Description:

  • Maintain CTR certification and required CEs
  • Abstract extensive clinical data relating to cancer cases in compliance with CoC and WSCR guidelines and requirements
  • Determine case reportability, provide support in case finding and follow-ups, and work with team members to resolve any abstraction discrepancies
  • Perform concurrent data collection for Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS)
  • Attend monthly Cancer Registry meeting and participate in abstraction and reportability discussion
  • Participate in monthly SEER Educate training
  • Assist in release of information for research purposes that meets HIPAA guidelines
  • Generate suspense reports
  • Provide inputs to the Cancer Registry departmental reference materials
  • Assist in preparation for CoC Survey
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or physiology related field
  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)
  • 2+ years of experience working in Cancer Registry
  • Must have in-depth knowledge and understanding of NAACCR data items, Solid Tumor Rules, AJCC staging guidelines, and SEER rules and standards
  • Ability to utilize cancer registry resources such as CAForum and SEER Inquiries
  • Ability to understand, analyze, and interpret medical and treatment information
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong dedication to team success
  • Capable of working and making decisions independently

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in hospital Cancer Registry setting
  • Knowledge of CNEXT database
  • Experience with Epic electronic medical record system

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