Education and Training Specialist

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 18, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
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Education and Training Specialist


Supervisory Organization
Center for Health Statistics

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

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The annual salary for this position is up to $53,847.04, based on education and experience.

PIN 34001723

Job Description

Position Summary

This full-time teleworking position supports the Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry (OCCR) within the Center for Health Statistics. The Education and Training Specialist position holds a current certification as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) and is responsible for developing and providing complex education support relating to the collection and reporting of cancer registry data as 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 annual salary for this position is up to $53,847.04 based on education and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package that provides a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions

  • Serves as subject matter expert on cancer data abstraction and reporting, monitoring revisions made to national standards (including, but not limited to, NAACCR, NPCR, SEER, ICD-O) and ensuring OCCR staff and Oklahoma cancer reporters are trained prior to effective dates.
  • Leads, researches, develops, and evaluates cancer registration training and education programs and material, including the formulation of learning objectives and plans.
  • Develops and implements quarterly educational training plan on current cancer abstraction standards and reporting requirements for OCCR staff, hospital and non-hospital reporters, and medical providers.
  • Acts as liaison on Quality Assurance (QA) contracts, providing oversight on contract deliverables, facilitating communications, and providing support for the completion of healthcare facility audits.
  • Leads the development and maintenance of materials for the OCCR Policy and Procedures Manual and Cancer Data Reporting Manual.
  • Assists OCCR functions to consolidate reported cancer cases, review duplicate cases, case finding, abstraction, cleaning data through edits and follow-up for cases reported through death certificates.
  • Assists with the preparation of grant required reports such as Mid-Year Progress Report and End of Year Report.
  • Serves on National and State Cancer Registrars Association.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Special Requirements

Full-time teleworking position. Employees will be required to follow the OSDH telework policy. 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.

Education and Experience

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

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.

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

This position is set in an office environment and computer based.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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