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The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefits package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address: 150 N 18th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Posting Details:

Salary: $51,000 - $54,000 

Grade: 20

Job Summary:

This position will lead cancer registration activities by coordinating, managing, and leading the program effort in establishing statewide reporting from small hospitals and non-hospital facilities per regulation to ensure cancer case reporting. This position will be responsible for a designated group of reporting facilities which include hospitals, clinics, physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, and pathology laboratories.
This position is responsible for work of considerable difficulty and duties include but are not limited to:
- Assisting in the implementation and evaluation of a health program that collects information related to the diagnosis and treatment of
patients with cancer.
- Interpreting program regulations, policies and procedures, coding handbook standards, and guidance documents.
- Providing program assistance and technical guidance to reporting entities.
- Performing program evaluation and monitors program performance of reporting entities to assure conformance with rules and
- Identifying education and training issues and consults section managers on findings.
- Reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and monitoring all case reports and other documents submitted to ensure data submission
standards are complied with and in accordance with standards of quality, format, data elements, timeliness, and completeness.
- Working independently on assigned facilities and as part of a review team.
- Developing, updating, and revising submission timetables, policies, and procedures that monitor the work of reporting facilities as part
of the Operations Team.
- Assisting with the development of best practices of processing, merging, and editing data.
- Performs special quality studies/assessments; assists in the development of goals and objectives for assessing statewide data;
assists in the development and implementation of operational procedures, program rules, and regulations; performs activities required
of the federal grant; prepares and writes reports; may assist with interns/contractors.
- Keeps abreast of national reporting standards and procedures that affect cancer reporting in Arizona.
- Is responsible for building partnerships with mandated entities.
- Required to travel statewide as necessary

Job Duties:

- Reviews, analyzes, evaluates, and monitors case reports and other documents submitted to
ensure data submission standards are complied with and in accordance with standards of quality, format, data elements, timeliness, and completeness, and provide feedback/reports to designated facilities (hospitals, clinics, physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, and pathology laboratories).
- Provides technical assistance, program guidance, and expertise in cancer registration, information on cancer treatment, etc to ensure standards of quality, timeliness, and completeness. Provides assistance regarding coding principles and standards for abstracting, and develops partnerships with mandated reporting facilities.
- Responds to questions and provides information to ensure quality information and to facilitate clear concise communication with reporting facilities.
- Assists with the development and implementation of operational best practices of processing, merging and editing data in order for operations to manage efficiently and to document procedures. Performs quality assessments and studies to analyze the data submitted.
- Identifying and analyzing medical records/documents to summarize cancer case information (demographics, cancer type, stage of disease, treatment, and follow-up).
- Analyzes, develops, and writes reports to report facilities and management, indicating
compliance with or deficiency according to cancer rules and procedures as applied to the reporting of cancer.
- Works as part of the Operations team to develop, update, and revise submission timetables, policies, and procedures, and performs program evaluation in monitoring the work of reporting facilities.
- Interprets and explains to mandated reporting entities to assure conformance: cancer registry policies and procedures, statute and regulations, and reporting and abstracting rules as set forth by the program (Arizona Cancer Registry) and by national standard setters. Performs research for inquiries and submits inquiries to national standard setters as necessary.
- Prepares, writes, and submits reports that are required by management (e.g., administrative, statistical). Writes reports that contribute to the federal cooperative agreement progress reports and continuation applications in order to comply with federal requirements. Attends meetings related to assignments. May assist with and supervise interns/contractors on special assignments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Policies, procedures, rules, and regulations pertaining to cancer registration.
- Cancer registration standards as outlined in the following references: the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS) and Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE), Arizona Cancer Registry Supplement, the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, the SEER Program Manual (Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Program), the SEER Summary Staging Manual, the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Manual, the Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules, the Solid Tumor Rules, the Collaborative Stage Data Collection System Coding, the SEER*Rx Interactive Antineoplastic Drug Database, and the Hematopoietic Database.
- Human anatomy and physiology as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
- Medical terminology relating to diagnosis, pathology, staging, and treatment of cancer.
- Methodology used to identify cancer cases; registry database management.
- Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access).
- Program planning.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Able to work independently and as a team member.
- Oral and written communication.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Evaluating program performance and data.
- Proficient computer skills.

Ability to:
- Deal with situations of greater than average complexity.
- Analyze and interpret medical data, medical records, and case summaries.
- Comprehend, analyze, and present complex information on cancer diagnosis, the extent of disease, and treatment information.
- Multi-task.
- Comprehend and interpret cancer statutes and regulations.
- Work independently and as part of a team.
- Evaluate program performance.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

CTR eligible (eligibility guidelines at http://www.ncra-usa.org/) with at least 2 years of professional experience in a cancer registry program. Associates degree in Health Information Mgmt, Health Information Technology, or related field may substitute for 1-year exp.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

Credentialed CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar) within 3 years of hire. Guidelines at http://www.ncra-usa.org.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.