Job Description

Oncology Clinical Data Abstractor

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Position Overview

The Oncology Clinical Data Abstractor will use their expertise in clinical oncology to review and abstract key data from multiple sources, structure the data based on a set of business rules, and assist in the creation of complete end-to-end clinical datasets from improving patient care and real-world evidence studies.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Abstracts key variables from multiple data sources to create an accurate longitudinal record
  • Participates in the development of abstraction project standard operation procedures (SOPs)
  • Contributes to the development and refinement of project data dictionaries (DDs)
  • Participates in and contributes to workgroups and activities that educate the team on new processes and procedures for projects
  • May serve as lead abstractor on projects as needed
  • Performs quality checks on own work and others work
  • Works with the team to identify improvement processes
  • Maintains current knowledge of project requirements related to clinical data abstraction
  • Maintains current clinical data abstraction skills
  • Other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated proficiency in abstracting data and using technology required
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in oncology with a strong understanding of oncology therapeutic agents and regimens used in a variety of cancer types
  • Must meet one of the following qualifications: a licensed registered nurse (any state), a certified cancer tumor registrar (any state), or a certified pharmacy technician (any state)
  • High comfort level with technology and familiarity with EMR systems
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Self-motivator who can prioritize and address problems in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment

People Responsibility

  • No direct reports

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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