Compliance and Education Specialist

Recruitment #220426-X17A-17



The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Compliance and Education Specialist providing support to Center for Health Statistics. This is a state employee position 34001723 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022The annual salary for this position is up to $53,847.04  based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position supports the Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry (OCCR).  It is responsible for assuring compliance of all Oklahoma health care facilities in regards to cancer reporting set forth by state law and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-National Program for Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registry (NAACCR) standards and practices. The position would be the designated Educational and Training specialist for the OCCR.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
•Monitor and work with reporting facilities with compliance as mandated by Federal and State laws.
•Provide educational training to staff and reporting OK facilities on current cancer abstraction standards and reporting requirements.
•Conduct case finding and compliance audits.
•Assist with record consolidation that includes reviewing tumor-specific and demographic information related to cancer cases diagnosed and/or treated in different health facilities in the state of Oklahoma.
•Assist with the development of materials for the Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry (OCCR) policy and procedures manual and grant required reports.
•Assist with the preparation of grant required reports such as Interim Progress Report and End of Year Report.
•Provide support to a federally and state legislatively mandated surveillance system.
•Serve on National and State Cancer Registrars Association.
Other Duties: Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge and experience in cancer registry operations and functions is preferred; strong communication skills both oral (such as public speaking) and written; good interpersonal skills; facilitating trainings and the ability to be detail oriented.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate-controlled setting and exposure to moderate noise level.  Part-time telework available. Employees will be required to follow the OSDH telework policy. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of the computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.




High school diploma and four (4) years’ experience working with cancer registry data and a current certification as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).

Preference will be given to applicants with two or more years’ post CTR certification experience working with cancer registry data, as well as experience with training/training certifications


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.


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