Sutter Health Tumor Registrar - Cancer Data Services - Full Time in Berkeley, California

Position Overview:

Position Summary:

Perform case finding, abstracting, and quality control of all reportable neoplasms, according to local, state, and national guidelines. Complete abstracts (case summaries) that are submitted to the California Cancer Registry and National Cancer Data Base. Assist in special projects, such as quality review of cancer cases and program alignment with national benchmarks. Participate in carrying out the Cancer Registry Quality Control Plan of the Cancer Program.



  • High School Diploma required.

  • Completion of medical terminology and two college-level courses in anatomy and physiology strongly preferred.

  • Enrollment to an NCRA accredited formal education Associates Degree Program or Certificate Program strongly preferred.


Three years recent experience in an ACoS-accredited hospital cancer registry, health information department, or clinical research setting required.


  • Working knowledge of ICD-O coding, American College of Surgeons Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS) Manual, SEER Multiple Primary & Histology manual required.

  • Experience with cancer registry software or electronic record-keeping systems.

  • Familiarity with oncology treatment guidelines and practices. Knowledge of document tracking systems, merging data, and database management strongly preferred.

  • Computer and word processing experience.

  • Experience using database software preferred. Phone and electronic communication courtesy techniques.

  • Ability to be flexible in work habits and environment, and to handle confidential data.

  • Capacity to communicate effectively with medical center staff and external customers at all levels.

License, certification, and/or registration :

Must be a Certified Tumor Registrar or obtain CTR certification within two years of hire.

Organization: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.