Registry Abstractor


Here at Savista, we enable our clients to navigate the biggest challenges in healthcare: quality clinical care with positive patient experiences and optimal financial results. We partner with healthcare organizations to problem solve and deliver revenue cycle improvement services that enable their success, support their patients, and nurture their communities, all while living our values of Commitment, Authenticity, Respect and Excellence (CARE).

Company Overview:

Savista partners with healthcare providers to improve their financial strength by implementing integrated revenue cycle solutions that help control cost, improve margins and cash flow, increase regulatory compliance, and optimize operational efficiency. Savista serves more than 125 health systems, 3,300 hospitals and 30,000 non-acute care healthcare providers. For more information, visit

Job Purpose:

The Registry Abstractor performs required data collection for state, national and federal agencies regarding cancer and other reportable diseases and may performs other registry operational tasks requested by the manager on an as need basis.

Position Objectives:

Meet quality and productivity benchmarks for abstracting and data collection as established for each assigned client project.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all Service Level Agreements outlined in the current scope of project assignment.
  • Consistently meet and achieve abstracting accuracy rate of 95%.
  • Consistently meet abstracting productivity of a minimum of 1.5 hours per case or .67 cases per hour.
  • Work with Registry Manager and Abstractors in modified abstracting workflow (Case Initiation), when applicable.
  • Participate in new hire and concurrent Quality reviews (remote).
  • Participate in monthly conference calls and scheduled project calls and education sessions.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with project colleagues, member of medical staff and facility’s leadership as specified for each project assigned.
  • Interface with various departments to ensure that cancer-related information is available for the Cancer Registry.
  • Punch worktime daily in WorkDay, complete weekly productivity in Work Day and/or centralized productivity database on or before the weekly deadline.
  • Maintain certification and NCRA membership, as well as appropriate state association memberships
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Internal Responsibilities:

  • Traveling Registry Abstractors must be able to travel without restrictions. Travel may include weekday and / or weekend travel.
  • Remote Registry Abstractors must have high speed internet access and experience with remote access, set-up, and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Supports Savista’s Compliance Program by adhering to policies and procedures pertaining to HIPAA, FDCPA, FCRA, and other laws applicable to Savista’s business practices. This includes becoming familiar with Savista’s Code of Ethics, attending training as required, notifying management or Savista’s Helpline when there is a compliance concern or incident, HIPAA-compliant handling of patient information, and demonstrable awareness of confidentiality obligations.

Minimum Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) and active membership in the national and/or local cancer registrar association.
  • Minimum of 2+ years abstracting experience in Cancer Registry.
  • Extensive experience with STORES and AJCC Staging is required. Working knowledge of current data collection requirements from all standard setters.
  • Knowledge of specific State-reporting requirements preferred.
  • Proficient with various cancer registry software systems – i.e. Metriq, ERS, Oncolog, CNExT, Rocky Mountain.
  • Proficient with various electronic medical record systems – i.e. Siemens, Meditech, McKesson HPF,
  • Recent abstracting experience with an average of 1.5 per hour per case productivity (.67 cases per hour) and 95% accuracy rate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings including with colleagues, medical staff and other departments within the facility.
  • Knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to use various e-mail and Internet applications.
  • College degree or degree in allied health field preferred; course in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology required.
  • Must display excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills with all levels of internal and external customers

Preferred Skills but Not Required:

  • Abstracting experience in a CoC accredited healthcare organization

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: the employee is occasionally required to move around the work area; sit; perform manual tasks; operate tools and other office equipment such as computer, computer peripherals and telephones; extend arms; kneel; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.
  • Mental Demands: the employee must be able to follow directions, to get along with others, and handle stress.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Savista is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The hourly range for this role is from $22.87 to $32.81. However, specific compensation for the role will vary within the above range based on many factors including but not limited to geographic location, candidate experience, applicable certifications, and skills.

SAVISTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or any other federal, state or local protected class.