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Date:  Jun 6, 2024
Req ID:  23420

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  69,775.89

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205


Position Number: 22180816

County: All Counties     City: All Cities

Posting End Date: Continuously Advertised

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $69,775.89
Center for Public Health Practice – Cancer Registry


Additional Preferences: 


The office for this position can be located in any County in the State of Arkansas.


In-state and out-of-state travel may be required.  Must have a valid driver’s license.


Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification from the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) required.


Five (5) years of cancer registry experience including two (2) years with a Central (State) Registry preferred.


Experience with cancer registry quality assurance and CTR educational programs and activities preferred.


Hiring Official:  L. Collins

Recruitment Contact: - 501-661-2268

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information


The position is responsible for evaluating data quality, performing audits, managing Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) service contracts, and providing technical  assistance  and  training  to  state  cancer  reporters.  This position is responsible for developing and coordinating a CTR state-wide education program. This position supervises CTR support staff and CTR contractors;  provides  project  management;  and  communicates Arkansas Central Cancer Registry (ACCR) goals and policies in meetings,  committees, conferences, and workgroups. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises and directs the activities of CTR support staff, CTR contractors, and programs engaged in  carrying  out ACCR objectives, utilizing knowledge of agency purposes, rules, regulations, procedures, and practices. Develops CTR contracts and budgets and coordinates all activities with CTR contractors; including pathology clearance, death clearance, tumor and patient consolidation, HL-7 review, edits, meaningful use reporting, abstracting, case reviews, and audits. Monitors the effectiveness of CTR support staff and CTR contractor activity and conducts annual performance evaluations. Conducts interviews and hiring, conducts disciplinary actions as needed, prepares and conducts meetings, and assists ACCR staff with preparation of reports. Manages and coordinates all CTR program aspects of quality assurance and training for the  cancer registry; and provides training and development opportunities for ACCR staff, CTR contractors, and  state  cancer registry reporters to meet the needs of NPCR and NAACCR standard setters. Compiles training documents for state registries related to case-finding, abstracting, and submission to the cancer registry. Provides quality control of cancer abstracting and case finding tasks across the state and monitors facility reporting compliance. Provides technical support to ACCR  staff,  CTR  contractors,  and  state  registrars/sate cancer registry reporters. Performs CTR activities, including, but not limited to, abstracting, pathology clearance, death clearance,  tumor and patient consolidation, HL-7 review, edits, meaningful use reporting, abstracting, case reviews, and audits. Maintains knowledge of federal and state policies and procedures, national cancer registration standards, medical coding standards, including any updates and principles. Develops strategic plans to meet the needs of the NPCR grant and identifies goals and objectives to improve operations. Skilled and knowledgeable of computer software and current cancer registry management systems needed to perform job duties (i.e., SEER*DMS, PP, Word, Excel, etc). Demonstrates ability in the following skills: self-management, self-improvement, agility, professional communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, time management, organizational, and problem-solving. Protects confidentiality of all information. Recognizes and uses lines of authority. Performs other duties as assigned.


In-state and out-of-state travel may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal law and regulations, methodology, and practices relating to administering public health programs. Knowledge of college level anatomy and physiology, as well as medical terminology. Knowledge of national cancer registry standards and medical coding standards. Knowledge of computer software and cancer registry management systems (i.e., SEER*DMS, PP, Word, Excel, etc.). Ability to develop, implement, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and administrative and operational policies related to service areas. Ability to interpret, analyze, and resolve complex administrative and personnel problems. Ability to monitor the effectiveness of public health programs and services. Ability to analyze data and produce recommendations. Ability to communicate effectively by preparing and presenting oral and written reports. Ability to supervise and evaluate personnel and program performance. Ability to review and analyze financial data and develop budgets. Ability to plan multiple program components. Ability to make effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation/evaluation of programs and policies.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public health, public administration, health  sciences,  or related field; plus, four (4) years of work experience in public health program operations,  including  two  (2) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity; or the formal education equivalent of an associate's degree in Health Information Management (HIM), Cancer Registry Management (CRM) or Cancer Information Management (CIM) from  an  NCRA-Accredited  program,  or related field;  plus six  (6)  years of work experience in public health program operations, including two (2) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.


Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification from the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) required.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock