Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
The Stratton VA Medical Center, part of the VA Health Care Upstate New York, is located in the heart of Albany. Albany, the capital city of New York, the seat of Albany County, and the central city of New York's Capital District, is roughly 140 miles north of New York City and sits on the west bank of the Hudson River. Opened in 1951, our Medical Center serves 22 counties of Upstate New York, Western Massachusetts and Vermont. In 1990 this facility was named in honor of Samuel S. Stratton, U.S. Congressman for 30 years of the 23rd District, a staunch supporter of veterans and a frequent visitor to our hospital.
If selected, you will be responsible for the professional and administrative management of a registry in a tertiary and complex medical center with research program and affiliation with a medical school. In this capacity, you will coordinate all Tumor Registry activities associated with the cancer program at this Stratton VAMC. You will be responsible for coordinating Cancer Committee activities and providing advisory and technical service to administrative, medical, and ancillary professional staff as it relates to the integration of the Cancer Committee policy and procedures, the accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Program, the VA Oncology Program, the VACCR VA Cancer Central Cancer Registry, OncoTrax Program, the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program, and the American Joint Committee on Cancer. Your basic responsibilities will include:
Coding stages of disease using American Joint Commission on Cancer's staging requirements.
Analyzing consistency of coding of registry data, cancer diagnosis, histology, treatment (including surgical procedures, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, hematologic procedures).
Analyzing data retrieved and providing the results to healthcare staff for Research, patient care, protocol studies and trends in cancer
Submitting data daily to the VA Central Cancer Registry, quarterly to the New York State Cancer Registry as well as to the American College of Surgeon's National Cancer Data Base annually in accordance with VHA Handbook 1605.
Obtaining annual information on the current health and status of each patient in the registry until their death in compliance with the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer regulations.
Developing and Monitoring Quality Management, Improvement, Performance Projects and Special Studies to Enhance Cancer Patient Care and to meet requirements of the Commission on Cancer.
Coordinating Cancer Committee activities and providing advisory and technical service to administrative, medical, and ancillary professional staff.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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