Career Path For Certified Tumor Registrars

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With a great passion for healthcare and helping others, I started my healthcare career by enrolling in the Paramedic Certification Program through Johnston Community College after I graduated high school. After six years of working as a Paramedic with the Johnston County Emergency Medical Response System, I decided to go back to school to further my education in healthcare and work toward obtaining a Master’s Degree as a healthcare professional. I now occupy a position in Patient Services Administration with Johnston UNC Healthcare as the Cancer Accreditation Analyst where I oversee all aspects of the cancer accreditation processes and procedures and work closely with all oncology staff and physicians to insure compliance with the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Standards. With healthcare being so broad, even within the Oncology setting, I have researched the Cancer Registrar profession to get a better understanding of what a cancer registrar does. I work closely with Johnston Health’s cancer registrar but I still do not know what all is involved in her chosen career path. Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR’s) are data information specialists that apprehend a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every diagnosed cancer patient in the United States, as well as some other countries. These professionals work closely with all oncology-related staff and hospitals to compile the data needed to provide indispensable information to researchers, healthcare

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