Job Description

Abstractor, New Patient

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

***Hours of position are between 7AM-5PM PST. This is a remote position!***

The New Patient Abstractor abstracts and summarizes new patient charts, serves as a point of contact for moderately complex charts, and working within pre-defined methods, tactics and procedures to impact department goals. 

The overall standard is accurate completion of new patient abstracts prior to the initial appointment and serving as a resource with in-depth and broad knowledge on patient charts. The New Patient Abstractor is expected to partner with Intake leadership to understand the department and corporate strategy and operating objectives. 

Skills, Education and Additional Information

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree and minimum 2-3 years of experience in the medical field, preferably oncology.
  • Knowledge of medical record content adequate to support new patient evaluation.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, surgical terminology and pharmacological terminology.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Experience with navigating electronic medical records, documentation experience within electronic medical record preferred. 


Pay Range

$20.35 - $33.52

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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