PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation this class is accountable for managing a statewide tumor registration system.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Program Monitoring and Fiscal Review or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff Tumor Records Registry.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of Tumor Records Registry; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of unit budget; administers and enforces regulations and legislative mandates for efficient administration of statewide system of tumor record registration; issues instructions to staff of hospital tumor registries; maintains selected health data systems; develops and conducts special research studies in conjunction with universities, associations, private organizations and foundations in areas relating to collection and reporting of cancer data and information; proposes legislation to Commissioner of Public Health; provides information as required to legislative committees; enforces pertinent statutes or regulations; conducts training programs to promote uniformity of procedures throughout state in area of tumor registration; prepares and publishes reports of tumor registration and statistics; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of a statewide tumor registration system including data collection processing and data retrieval procedures; considerable knowledge of tumor registry terminology and procedural methodology applied to tumor registry management and records research; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in health and/or tumor records and data base maintenance.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at the supervisory level in a state, regional or hospital tumor registry.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) designation may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience and one (1) year of the Special Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Director of Tumor Registry in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective October 1, 1987. (Revised to modify content, change salary grade and retitle)
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