Quality Control Specialist I

Posting Number: #1036

Position Title: Quality Control Specialist I

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Sacramento, CA

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

The Quality Control Specialist is responsible for collecting and processing data into the California Cancer Registry data management system, Eureka, by performing accurate and timely casefinding from non-hospital facilities; abstracting data based on records from physician’s offices and other sources; performing visual editing, linkage and consolidation of data submitted by reporting facilities; conducting death clearance, follow-back and processing update records including active and passive follow-up and update (correction) records. The Quality Control Specialist I will also assist with regional and statewide audits as necessary.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Abstracts Physician Only, Death Certificate Only, Nursing Home Only and Coroner’s cases.
  • Performs visual editing, linkage, and consolidation of cancer reports.
  • Abstracts for assigned contracted reporting facilities, which include but are not limited to surgery centers, radiation centers, or hospitals.
  • Maintains at least 97% accuracy on abstracts.
  • Provides clear, concise feedback on data items to be in error (Discrepancy Reports) to regional facility registrars.
  • Participates in statewide audits and reliability studies as requested.
  • Assists with special studies such as the SEER POC as needed.
  • Processes correction records, active/passive follow-up records, updates and deletion files.
  • Participates in software testing (Eureka) as well as in testing of new technology.
  • Performs casefinding at independent pathology laboratories and radiation facilities in the field or from documents provided by the facility as needed.
  • Screens and classifies reportable electronic Pathology (ePath) reports into the casefinding system.
  • Codes and enters paper pathology reports, Confidential Morbidity Reports and Radiation Oncology reports into the casefinding system as needed.
  • Assists with other regional activities as required.
  • Attends all data collection section meetings, Visual Editing section meetings, Data Collection Unit meetings and Public Health Institute/CRGC quarterly meetings as required.
  • Attends local chapter, statewide and national meetings as resources allow.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • At least 2 years’ experience in a hospital, regional or central cancer registry.
  • Knowledge of regional/central registry operations to include data collection, visual editing, case consolidation, casefinding, follow-up and follow-back procedures and auditing.
  • Ability to abstract, or learn to abstract within six-months of employment.
  • Must maintain at least a 97% abstracting accuracy rate set by the California Central Registry (CCR).
  • Ability to learn and operate new software programs to include Eureka and MS Office.
  • Knowledge of cancer therapy, Collaborative Staging, ICD-O-3 coding, Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules, cancer reporting in California utilizing Volume I and the Hematopoietic reporting requirements.
  • Excellent knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedures, anatomy and physiology and the cancer disease process.
  • Strong mathematical skills including statistics, elemental computations and averages/percentages.
  • Must be able to create clear and concise documents (PowerPoint, memos, etc.) for educational purposes and statewide distribution.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or a combination of education and relevant healthcare experience.
  • Credentialed by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) as a CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar).

Important Information

  • Must have available transportation and ability to commute to various locations other than the assigned office.
  • Ability to travel overnight to perform field work.
  • Ability to travel to educational meetings for specific periods of time.


In compliance with the requirements of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, “Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors”, the Public Health Institute has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law. The PHI Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy applies to this position. Employees must be fully vaccinated before January 4, 2022, if hired before that date; or be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date, if hired after January 4, 2022.

EEO Statement

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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