Program Manager of Cancer Surveillance Operations



Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Manager of Cancer Surveillance for the Department of Cancer Registry – Operations at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Job Description:

  • The Program Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the New Jersey State Central Registry. 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar).
  • At least six (6) years of demonstrated progressive experience in cancer registry management and operations and effective leadership.
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

Education Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Health Information Management, Public Health, Business Administration, or related field. Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.

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