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Public Health Scotland

Cancer Information Officer

Job description

We are looking to recruit a Cancer Information Officer to our Cancer Registration Team. You will be based in Glasgow but mainly working from home.
You will use the Scottish Cancer Registry system ‘SOCRATES’ to collect information and register new cases of cancer incidence by interpreting and extracting patient information from electronic patient records, using expertise, skills and in-depth knowledge of the disease, international classifications of diseases and staging definitions to establish the most appropriate clinical codes to accurately register and confirm tumours for your area of responsibility.
Quality assure samples of national cancer datasets submitted by NHS Boards by interrogating and interpreting clinical information held on various electronic patient records for verification. You will give verbal feedback on the QA findings to the NHS Boards ensuring that the timetable for the national programme of work is met.
Plan and co-ordinate visits to NHS hospitals, private hospitals and Primary Care organisations, maintaining professional working relationships with NHS Board staff in order to promote the work of the team and DDI’s service areas is a key requirement of this post.
The Candidate:
You must be educated to HNC/HND level or have relevant experience in cancer information or a health records/information role.
Knowledge of the disease of cancer, anatomy and medical terminology are key requirements along with proven skills in the use of interrogating and interpreting information systems and the use of Microsoft Office applications.
Experience of clinical coding, and knowledge of the disease of cancer including oncology terminology and treatment pathways is desirable.
You must have well developed organisational, planning and time management skills; along with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, demonstrating good accuracy and attention to detail. There will be the occasional need to travel.
Location and Working Pattern:
This post is based in Meridian Court, Glasgow.
Please noted that PHS is currently in the process of relocating from Meridian Court to Bothwell Street, Glasgow.
A hybrid working model is currently in place.
This role is Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Part time hours may be considered.
During times of public health emergency, or other urgent business need, you may be required on a temporary basis to work your normal contracted working hours over 7 days including weekends, in order to meet the needs of the service.
It is a condition of this employment that you must live and remain a resident within the UK for the post in which you will be employed with PHS.

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