MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Data Abstracter - Neuro-Oncology in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The Neuro-Oncology department provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with cancers of the brain and nervous system. Physicians in the department also provide expert care for patients that endure neurologic complications from cancer or cancer therapies. We care for more than 500 new patients with brain tumors each year.

The Clinical Data Abstractor abstracts and codes information from patient medical records to obtain clinical and research data.

The salary range is: min-$38,400, mid-$48,000 and max-$57,600.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  1. Searches the electronic medical records of patients with known or suspected brain tumors for specific information that is fundamental to clinical research about the types of tumors, treatments given, and studies on samples from these patients.

  2. Makes judgments about the best way in which to categorize this information, conforming to categories already established for a database that will store this extracted information.

  3. Enters the information into the database completely, accurately, and timely. Saves and store information and maintains database security and integrity.

  4. Reports to Project Manager any problems found and suggestions for improvement. Asks questions appropriately when unsure.

  5. Maintains high commitments to productivity, accuracy, database security, and patient confidentiality.

  6. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Two years of experience in tumor registry, healthcare, or related field. Additional years of education may be substituted for required experience on a one to one year basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html