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KCR Operations and Research Director

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title KCR Operations and Research Director
Requisition Number RE32895
Working Title Associate Director of Registry Operations
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 49
Salary Range $70,990-117,104/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience
5 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting for long periods of time in front of computer workstation, state, national and international travel required
Primarily Days, some evenings & weekends as deadlines require
Job Summary
The Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) at the Markey Cancer Center is recruiting a KCR Operations and Research Director to act as the Associate Director of Registry Operations to serve as a member of the senior management team who plays an essential leadership role in statewide operations of the registry. As mandated by state law, directives of this position also impact resources and reporting from hospital, laboratories and healthcare facilities that see cancer patients in Kentucky. KCR provides technical assistance, support, and education and training to all reporting facilities throughout the state.

The Associate Director of Registry Operations oversees the daily operations of the KCR, supervises all data collection and quality assurance activities and will spearhead the implementation of new data modernization activities required by facilities throughout the state. Duties include participation in the development and execution of major grant and contract proposals that support KCR operations and field studies. This position supervises a large team of certified tumor registrars and other operations staff who are responsible for data capture, management and reporting of all cancers diagnosed and treated statewide in Kentucky. This position plays an important role in strategic planning for the modernization of KCR operations through the adoption of emerging informatics methods for data capture and the expansion of the registry dataset.

Experience in the operations of a population-based central cancer registry is essential. Extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of both hospital and central cancer registry data standards and operating standards is also required. Familiarity with population-based cancer research, data governance, and the protection of patient confidentiality concerns will be beneficial. This position offers an exciting opportunity to benefit cancer patients in Kentucky and to participate in high profile national and international cancer surveillance activities.

This position will have a hybrid work arrangement.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position you must fully complete the online application being sure to only put one (1) job title for each entry (multiple job titles for one employer must have separate entries), the # of hours worked per week and your ending salary. You will also be required to upload a cover letter, resume and as Specific Request 1, upload a document outlining the following:
1) Describe your background, history and experience with population-based central cancer registries.
2) Describe your experience in the development and execution of federal grants and contracts.
3) Describe your experience in cancer or health research.
4) Provide your assessment of the challenges and opportunities for population-based cancer surveillance in the context of advances in informatics methods and emerging electronic healthcare technologies.

Optionally, if you have a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification, please upload it as Specific Request 2.

To view our exceptional benefits, please visit https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Knowledge & understanding of cancer registry/health data standards and operations standards, knowledge of patient confidentiality and regulatory concerns associated with health data, thorough understanding of EHRs and hospital operations; Understand advances in precision clinical oncology and have experience with clinical trials; Strong oral & written communication skills, including experience writing sections of extramural peer reviewed grants and contracts, planning/strategic thinking, organization, time-management, innovation, motivation, mentoring, inspiring, ethics, innovation, self-development, set a good example, ability to see the capabilities in others, establish a supportive culture, enforcement of state reporting requirements.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
more than 12 or more years of related experience
Deadline to Apply 07/10/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-14 Expires: 2022-07-14

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