24 days old

Operations and Field Research Director

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Operations and Field Research Director
Requisition Number RE27339
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 48
Salary Range $59,613-98,363/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, driving.


Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week.

Job Summary

This senior management position plays an essential leadership role in registry operations at the Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR). The Associate Director of Registry Operations and Field Studies oversees the daily operations of the KCR, supervises all data collection and quality assurance activities and oversees all field studies.

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 team of certified tumor registrars and other operations staff who are responsible for data capture, management and reporting of all cancers diagnosed and treated in the state of 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 also provides an exciting opportunity to participate in national and international cancer surveillance activities.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Knowledge of cancer registry data standards and operations standards; Health data management experience; knowledge of health-related research; knowledge of patient confidentiality and regulatory concerns associated with health data.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelors in health or health technology related field plus eight or more years related experience preferred.
Masters in health or health technology related field plus six or more years related experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply 05/16/2021
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: 2021-04-21 Expires: 2021-05-21

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