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#118682 Cancer Registrar - Remote

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/30/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/12/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled. 

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.


Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is looking for a qualified candidate to join the Cancer Registry team as a Cancer Registrar. The Cancer Registrar is responsible for the data quality of the UC San Diego Health Cancer Registry. The Cancer Registrar implements methods for collecting, analyzing, storing, retrieving, and reporting patient medical information and statistics. Uses nationally accepted classification and staging schemes for the coding and abstracting of reportable diseases. Responsible for casefinding, abstracting, and follow-up as required by the California Cancer Registry and American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Assists in Cancer Committee administrative responsibilities and required clinical data requests. Ensures the standards of the ACoS Commission on Cancer are met.


  • Six (6) years of related experience in data management OR a Bachelor's degree in business, healthcare administration, or related area AND two (2) years of related experience in data management.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the clinical and operational aspects of the clinical registry, including data collection, medical center policies, and regulatory requirements.


  • Three (3+) or more years of experience with the clinical and operational aspects of the clinical registry, including casefinding, abstracting, and follow-up.
  • National Cancer Registrars Association Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification
  • Strong working knowledge of CNExT software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, schedule, and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work as a team player with the cancer registry team, which comprises of 8 certified tumor registrars.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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