Cancer registry managers are responsible for managing cancer registry lists and performing administrative duties for their organizations, as well as providing up-to-date registries and keeping all databases current. Close attention to detail is important in this position to ensure the accuracy of all data and information, and they must always follow strict privacy regulations to prevent data theft or loss of confidentiality.
Cancer registry managers are tasked with completing cancer registration forms, managing a variety of database software, and providing a pleasant experience to accommodate different individuals and make their interactions positive. They use a personal computer to log important patient information, fill out medical forms, complete administrative tasks, and send information to other agencies, and must also verify local, state, and federal compliance among their staff. These managers must have strong proficiency with medical terminology and different diagnostic methods, and also participate in different cancer programs and present regular reports to the cancer registry supervisor in their department. They should work well in a team setting with other medical professionals to share registry information and develop strong work relationships with cancer organization representatives, patients, and medical vendors. They may also use a word processor and spreadsheet applications to create detailed reports and database counts for the cancer registry. They may provide referrals and guide patients regarding treatment options, and communication skills are also important to relay technical and medical terms to others.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in the field is highly beneficial. Industry and leadership certifications are also helpful.
Cancer Registry Manager Tasks
Supervise trauma registry staff and delegate staff responsibilities.
Manage and monitor immunization registry database.
Ensure the integrity and security of data and compliance to data standards.
Recommend and assist in implementing enhancements and upgrades to system.
Manage the selection, training, and development of the trauma registry staff.