Covenant Health

Job Title
Cancer Registrar Certified
Thompson Cancer Survival Center
Department Name



Certified Cancer Registrar - E TN Cancer Registry 

Full time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


Thompson Cancer Survival Center uses the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types cancer. Locations include downtown Knoxville, west Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville. Our physicians are supported by a team of patient navigators, dietitians, genetic councilors, clinical trial specialist, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and counselors.

Thompson Cancer Survival Center offers comprehensive medical specialties at our hospitals, outpatient centers and physician clinics. For more information visit


Position Summary: 

The Certified Cancer Registrar should possess the technical knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the components of cancer-related data collections systems in a manner consistent with all requirements of the health care delivery system; medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory.


If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || 865-374-5403 ||


  • Maintain independent off-site cancer registry
  • Organizes and staffs cancer conferences
  • Staffing for cancer committee
  • Liaison to physicians
  • Processes, maintains compiles, and reports health information data for
  1. Research
  2. Quality assessment
  3. Facility Planning
  4. Marketing
  5. Physician information
  • Abstracts and codes clinical data using appropriate classification systems
  • Stages cancer patients according to AJCC and SEER staging systems
  • Handles day-to-day operation of the registry
  • Attends meetings and serves on committees or teams as required
  • Completes patient care evaluation studies with survival data
  • Collection and preparation of registry statistics
  • Monitors quality assessment program
  • Cancer abstracting for Tennessee State Reporting System contracting facilities
  • Travel as necessary to contracting facilities
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager


Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.



Minimum Experience: Three (3) Years Cancer Registry Experience.  Good computer skills, good communication skills, medical terminology and anatomy and physiology.



Licensure Requirement: Cert Tumor Registrar (CTUR) is required. Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license Class D and state mandated minimum insurance coverage.  Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure. 


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