Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Manager (Cancer Surveillance Operations), for the Office of the Director – New Jersey State Cancer Registry at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Program Manager of Cancer Surveillance Operations at the New Jersey State Cancer Registry oversees all operational and programmatic aspects of data collection and quality assurance activities for New Jersey's statewide cancer surveillance system. Works closely with the Director of Cancer Epidemiology Services/New Jersey State Cancer Registry and Program Manager/Deputy Director of Cancer Surveillance Research to manage and fulfill deliverables of the Center of Excellence for Cancer Surveillance, which was formed through a partnership between the New Jersey Department of Health and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Program Manager also works closely with partners from local, state, and national agencies, including but not limited to the New Jersey Department of Health (e.g., Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health Services and Division of Community Health); the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR); the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR); and, the National Cancer Registrar's Association (NCRA).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists Director in relevant short-and long-term planning, policy development, funding procurement and sustainability; and direction of professional activities and projects to ensure excellence in cancer surveillance statewide.
Represents the New Jersey State Cancer Registry at state, regional and national planning meetings, both in-person and virtually.
Contributes to national dialogue for developing cancer surveillance and registry standards, procedures, and best practices through active participation in NAACCR, SEER, NPCR, and NCRA.
Works with local providers, hospitals, and registrars, SEER, NPCR, NAACCR and other state and national agencies to assure the highest quality cancer surveillance data are collected in a timely and effective manner.
Ensures compliance with state and federal reporting requirements for the collection of cancer data including the monitoring of completeness and timeliness of reporting.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Health Information Management, Public Health, Business Administration, or related field.
At least six (6) years of demonstrated progressive experience in cancer registry management and operations and effective leadership.
Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be a licensed CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar).
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of cancer surveillance methods as well as data management in conformance with national standards and cancer surveillance best practices.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment.
Prior experience working in central registries that are part of the SEER Program.
Prior experience dealing with human resources and personnel issues.
Experience with PostgreSQL or relational database management.
Knowledge of how to accomplish superior performance in a unionized environment.
Posting Number: 20ST1438
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 118059
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