Central Zone, Bethune Building - QEII
CANC Cancer Care Registry & Analytics
Type of Employment:
Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Admin Professionals NSGEU
Posting Closing Date:
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
The Cancer Registrar provides health information management expertise in the collection of clinical & health status data for the provincial Cancer Registry Information System (CRIS). The Registrar reviews, analyses and interprets a wide range of data types from various reports (e.g. radiology/laboratory, physician consult records, etc.), and from multiple sources (e.g. medical records, clinical information systems, death records etc.) to classify and stage the primary tumour and create standardized datasets for cancer cases diagnosed and managed in Nova Scotia.
The Registrar must understand and apply complex definitions and rule sets for abstracting information. The Registrar collects, analyzes and interprets data throughout the patient's life span starting with diagnosis. He/she must ensure periodic review and update of health status, treatment activity and outcomes at defined intervals.
- Grade 12 plus successful completion of a recognized Health Information Management Certificate Program
- Certification with Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
- Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) Certification is preferred
- Experience with coding and classification systems (e.g. ICD-O, ICD10), cancer coding preferred
- Knowledge of national and provincial legislation and NSH policies that govern health information (e.g. Nova Scotia Personal Health Information Act - PHIA)
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Demonstrated planning, organizing, prioritizing and time management skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including ability to work as a team member
- Demonstrated accountability, initiative and ability to work independently
- Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking, synthesize information, problem solve and utilize good judgment in decision making
- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; recognize sensitive issues and respond appropriately
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development
- Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred
Hours of Work
- Permanent Full-time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
$25.5235 - $27.4289 hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.