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Cancer Registrar (part-time)

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Cancer Registrar (part-time) for a 0.8 (.5 St. Joseph/.3 Ketchikan Medical Onc) full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 175190


Potential to partially work from home for experienced candidates! 

This position works 8:30- 4:30, 4 days per week.

Schedule varies and is either Monday- Thursday or Tuesday- Friday



Maintains requirements for data collection by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.  Provides office support for the Community Cancer Program and/or Tumor Conferences as applicable and needed.



  1. Abstracts cancer cases from hospital, radiation therapy and other medical records per the Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS) manual and SEER rules.
    Applies Collaborative Staging and AJCC staging systems to data abstracted from medical records.
  2. Runs and interprets standard reports to monitor operations of the electronic cancer registry.
  3. Queries the electronic database as assigned for quality improvement and review projects per Commission on Cancer standards and cancer committee requests.
  4. Correctly translates ICD-10-CM and ICD-0-3 codes into FORDS (Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards) codes.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Associate’s degree or certificate in medical records, science or other relevant field; or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training and experience.


  • 4+ years experience working in a community cancer center preferred
  • Working knowledge of abstracting



  • Certified Tumor Registrar required within one year of hire.



  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Knowledgeable in automated database management and associated HIPAA standards
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Commission on Cancer (COC) standards for data collection and management.
  • Fluency with terminology related to the cancer disease process, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes



For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


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To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Bellingham, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center (222)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.8 (.5 St. Joseph/.3 Ketchikan Medical Onc)
Work Type:  Part Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $22.96, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Certified Tumor Registrar


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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