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State of Massachusetts Data Acquisition Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Massachusetts Cancer Registry (MCR) is seeking an individual to assist in data acquisition activities and reporting from hospital and non-hospital sources for completeness of case reporting and correctness of cancer data. The incumbent performs follow-up on audit results to improve the quality of incoming data, providing feedback to reporting hospitals on audits results, and monitoring demographic data assignment. This position functions as a “Data Acquisition Specialist” for the Massachusetts Cancer Registry in the coordination of Data Acquisition. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and are not all-inclusive):_/ * Coordinates all incoming data from reporting facilities which includes hospital and non-hospital reporters. – * Conducts data acquisition site visits and case-finding audits and resolves conflicts with reporting sources. – * Receives, reviews, proofreads, and determines the most effective and efficient methods for accomplishing all incoming work. * Establishes and monitors case-finding procedures and reporting schedules. * Maintains records of audits performed, including the amount of time spent reviewing facility case-finding sources and the number of cases examined/missing. * Performs follow-up on acquired cases; requests and follows-back pathology-only cases from hospitals. * Advises MCR and departmental staff on correct tumor site/histology coding, disease staging, and treatment data assignments. * Reviews MCR data for duplicate case reports and consults with hospital personnel to resolve duplication questions * Attends meetings, training sessions, and workgroups as needed. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc. * Knowledge of the methods of general report writing and awareness of methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs, and tables. * Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. * Capacity to assemble, analyze, summarize and draw conclusions from data, and make appropriate recommendations concerning data. * Ability to handle confidential materials and work in a professional and courteous manner. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and terminology of malignant disease staging and tumor classification by primary site and histology. * In-depth knowledge of medical records and ICDO2, ICDO3, ICD9, ICD10, Solid and Hematopoietic Multiple Primary Rules and Collaborative Stage coding systems, AJCC Staging Manual 8th Edition, and SEER Summary Staging Manual 2018. * Demonstrated experience with data quality control for public health or healthcare data. * Capacity to gather data by examining medical records and pathology reports and determine its applicability to MCR reporting. * General understanding of the regulations and issues concerning MCR data confidentiality, and ability to explain and administer these rules. * Capacity to maintain systems to facilitate workflow; demonstrated skills prioritizing and organizing workload. * Superb attention to detail and accuracy, including the use of proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, data, and numbers. * Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure and perform a variety of tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the aptitude to work independently and collaborate with multiple staff including providers. /_Special Requirements:_/ The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) certification as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) or eligibility to sit for the CTR certification exam is required. About the Department of Public Health: The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high-quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. /_About the Department of Public Health:_/ The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems. More information can be found at:* MA Department of Public Heal_th_ * _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.* II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Data Acquisition Assistant Location: Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street Requisition ID: 220008WZ