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Quality Assurance and Operations Specialist

Recruitment #190628-UNCE-329


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahoman's can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Quality Assurance and Operations Specialist. This is an  unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]The annual salary for this position is up to $60,000.00 based on education and experience

Position Summary
The Quality Assurance and Operations Specialist is a supervisor within the Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry (OCCR); oversees the acquisition and follow-back of cases from hospitals, non-hospital reporting sources and physician offices, as well as oversees all new case-finding and quality assurance activities. The position provides guidance and supervision of OCCR facility consultants.

The position will be responsible for conducting quality control review to ensure reliability, completeness, consistency and comparability of cancer registry data. This position will collaborate with the relevant staff for the re-abstraction audits and the death clearance process. In addition, will act as the subject matter expert on cancer data abstraction and coding, and will communicate with reporting facilities providing technical assistance.

Position Responsibilities
The specific functions of this position vary, but may include the following:
• Assist with OCCR daily operations activities
• Provide supervision for the OCCR registry consultants including oversight and technical guidance
• Coordinate with staff for the annual death clearance activities
• Coordinate with the Compliance Specialist for the annual re-abstraction audit process
• Identify data quality indicators and run frequencies for those variables
• Participate in general OCCR activities such as case finding, abstraction, consolidation and edits
• Identify appropriate management reports, run reports and review results
• Assist with the development of materials for the OCCR policy and procedures manual.
• Assist with the preparation of Interim Progress Report and End of Year Report
• Assist with the submission of cancer registry data to CDC and NAACCR
• Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Required:
High School degree with CTR certification (Certified Tumor Registrar), and 5 to7 years of experience in cancer abstraction within healthcare/registry setting. Preference may be given to a degree in Health Information Management/Technology; or certified coder.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of cancer data abstraction in a healthcare or registry setting is required.

Previous experience with supervision and training of staff members is preferred.

Proficient in multi-tasking, prioritize projects and meeting the deadlines. Strong communication skills both oral and written; and the ability to be detailed orientated.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position is set in an office environment and computer based. However, travelling to health facilities for auditing and training purposes is also required.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.

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