Manager, National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Information and Data Standards

American College of Surgeons
Chicago, Illinois
Description About the American College of Surgeons The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 79,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit Summary: This position manages NCDB technical data quality and standards by submission of cancer registry data, supports the Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited hospital registrar community and participates in changes to national standards for data definitions; works with outside organizations to assure quality and continuity of data requirements, communicates external trends and needs to NCDB and CoC staff and leadership and assists with CoC IT and training activities. The position is based in our headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. This Exempt position will report to the Senior Manager, NCDB in the Division of Research & Optimal Patient Care. Primary Responsibilities: • Administer and support NCDB annual Call for Data. Work with hospital registrars, internal IT staff, and external software vendors to support submission of data from accredited hospitals. Work with Edits software program and Completeness & Default Overuse report and other communications. • Support coding questions from hospital CTRs and on Cancer Forum. Assists Education Section in identifying registrar needs and training methods. • Act as an internal resource to NCDB staff regarding data quality, standards and accreditation requirements. Support NCDB IT data transformation rules which implement FORDS, staging and other rules as input for data warehouse. • Perform and assist others in carrying out data analysis; write reports, proposals and articles. • Maintain the Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS) coding manual. Represents NCDB and CoC on registry data related inter-organizational committees and work groups (NAACCR, AJCC, ACS and others). • Manage, support and mentor staff in all areas of User Support. Optimize FTE talents, knowledge base, processes and use of tools to support users. • Other duties as assigned Requirements • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree preferred. • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in a related role required. • CTR certification required. • Strong research, analytical, and statistical skills required. • Extensive knowledge of cancer registry data concepts and data characteristics required. • Familiarity with research design, analysis, and statistical concepts; capability of framing analytic goals in software logic and interpreting the results (required). • Familiarity with CoC requirements for facility registry data and operations; ability to respond clearly to questions about them (required). • Ability to formulate item descriptions and response definitions to maximize the quality of data generated (required). • Ability to work with others outside of CoC to coordinate data-related procedures (required). • Ability to apply logic language for a variety of applications software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, SQL) preferred. • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team. • Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines. • Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management. Supervisory Responsibilities: This position is required to make specific work assignments to others and ensure their completion. Completes formal annual evaluation of the work performed by others. Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer. Other Necessary Requirements: Evening or weekend duties may be required. Moderate travel (quarterly) for activities such as conferences and out of town meetings is required. The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. *** The online application is available at*33B8EDF556A27C96
Cindy McWilliams
633 N. Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611