Job Description

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$55,000.00 - $91,900.00 / Year
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Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#122197 Cancer Registry Analyst - Remote

Filing Deadline: Mon 4/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 3/22/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/3/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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 Registry Analyst is responsible for the data quality of the UC San Diego Health Cancer Registry. Uses nationally accepted classification and staging schemes for the coding and abstracting of reportable diseases. Under limited supervision, abstracts and codes medical information from medical records of cancer patients in accordance with guidelines and definitions of the California Cancer Registry (CCR), Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER), American College of Surgeons (ACoS), and UC San Diego Health Cancer Registry.

The Cancer Registry Analyst applies thorough knowledge of clinical registry and medical specialty to consult with clinical staff using the registry, verify accuracy of data, and assure compliance with regulatory agencies. Improves access to the medical registry through analyzing and reporting clinical registry information to clinical professionals, state and federal agencies.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience in clinical data management OR a Bachelor’s Degree in related area AND three (3) years of related equivalent experience/training

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the operational aspects of a cancer registry

  • Ability to abstract clinical information from patient records and code data accurately into Cancer Registry database and follow up if additional information is needed

  • Excellent organizational skills in maintaining Cancer Data files

  • Strong oral and written communication skills for the purposes of conveying information to individuals at various organizational levels and in completing concise documentation

  • Skill in prioritizing and performing a variety of duties within a system that has constantly changing priorities, assignments and deadlines

  • Willingness to work as a team player as a member of the cancer registry team

  • Ability to work independently and exercise appropriate decisions in determining follow up actions and complete assignments in a timely manner

  • Ability to judge system/procedure malfunction/discrepancies and circumstances to be referred to supervisor for immediate action


  • National Cancer Registrars Association Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification
  • Five (5+) or more years of abstracting experience
  • Detailed knowledge of the American College of Surgeon standards, California Cancer Registry and SEER standards
  • Experience using CNEXT, EPIC, and MS Office software
  • Detailed knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, pathology, and disease processes
  • Detailed knowledge of ICD-0 coding classification scheme


  • 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

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,900 - $91,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.02 - $44.01

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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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