Job Opening - CDC DCPC Cancer Registry Physician Reporting Subject Matter Expert

  • 1.  Job Opening - CDC DCPC Cancer Registry Physician Reporting Subject Matter Expert

    Posted 12-14-2020 16:01

    Good morning NAACCR Listserve –


    On behalf of Katmai Government Services, I'd like to submit the following message to the List Serve.  Please contact me if you need additional information.   



    Katmai, a contractor with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) is currently searching for a part-time Cancer Registry Physician Reporting Subject Matter Expert.  The job description for this position is provide below.  Please contact Ian McClendon, Katmai's Project Manager at for inquires or additional information.     


    POSITION TITLE:  Cancer Registry Physician Reporting Subject Matter Expert



    Part-time, 0.5 FTE, ~20 hours per week.  May be required to work additional hours as needed to complete assignment or project.



    Provide support to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health and Human Services (HHS) / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) / Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC).  Specifically, the goals and objectives for the Cancer Surveillance Informatics System (CSIS) support:

    • Gather and analyze requirements, develop functional specifications, and implement enhancements to Registry Plus applications, especially eMaRC Plus, CDA Validation Plus, and Cancer Report Validator, based on priority lists established by the government and agreed-upon timelines
    • Provide the government with subject matter expertise for population-based cancer registry operations in the areas of: registry operations, data flow, data collection, data editing, quality control, auditing for accuracy/completeness, applicable standards for coding and classification, registry software systems, and cancer staging systems.
    • Develop cancer registry informatics standards, specifications, technical documentation, and publications relating to domain specific contract work based on national standards and implementation guidelines established by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). 



    • Provide subject matter expert input on development and enhancement of eMaRC Plus capability to receive and process data from multiple reporting sources (physicians, mortality records, and other new sources that may be identified), including development of: requirements and functional specifications; mapping, translation and consolidation rules; mapping/translation tables; testing scenarios and test cases. Updates to requirements, functional specifications, rules, tables, test scenarios, and test cases need to be made for every software release. 
    • Develop CDA (and other standard) sample files for software testing and demonstration.
    • Analyze test CDA (and other standard) files from registries and provide feedback to electronic health record (EHR) vendors to validate and fix HL7 CDA (and other standard) cancer reports. 
    • Provide subject matter expert input on development and enhancement of validation tools for cancer reporting from physician EHRs. 
    • Use clinical and cancer registry terminology and classification system expertise to inform development of implementation guides and software functionality; provide technical assistance to CDC, registries and EHR vendors on coding; and work with EHR vendors to provide coded data and/or map content to cancer vocabulary. 
    • Use cancer registry operations expertise to provide input to EHR vendors to address workflow issues and improve the way cancer information is captured and reported. 
    • Participate in (WG) meetings, including twice monthly Physician Reporting WG, one monthly Meaningful Use (MU) WG, meetings with individual EHR vendors, and other ad hoc or new meetings that CDC identifies as important for successful implementation of physician reporting to central cancer registries. 
    • Provide guidance and consultation for development, implementation, testing and demonstration of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), HL7, and other health IT standards.
    • Provide technical and subject matter expertise on new, innovative pilot or implementation projects related to cancer informatics. 
    • Provide expertise in the regional and national activities related to electronic reporting and automation, as requested. 
    • Use subject matter expertise to contribute written content and feedback on articles, presentations, and white papers. These forms of communication will be presented in journals, at NAACCR Annual Conference, at National Cancer Registrars Association Annual Conference, and on the NPCR website. All articles authored by contractor must have CDC FTE Co-Author(s).
    • Participate in weekly team meetings with CDC and other contract personnel to provide updates on tasks. 
    • Participate in twice weekly working meetings with Cancer Reporting Business Analyst and CDC Health Scientist.
    • Participate in weekly team meetings for software planning requirements and gathering.
    • Other work on pathology reporting projects as time permits.
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Minimum of 10 years of Certified Tumor Registrar with experience in classification of diseases, cancer staging and treatment, and coding systems and standards.
    • Experience with XML, xPath, and HL7 CDA preferred.
    • Extensive experience in the areas of cancer surveillance methods and standards for cancer registry software development and implementation including requirements development, testing, and documentation. 
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government issued the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) clearance
    • U.S. Citizenship required.



    • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate with professional and scientific staff.







    Position consists of sitting for long periods of time, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, talking, hearing and seeing up close, at a distance, along the periphery, with depth perception and the ability to focus; occasional walking or standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds.  Moderate to extended periods of office work with heavy periods of computer usage. Occasional to moderate periods of analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning abilities. It is Katmai Government Services, LLC's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.



    Work is primarily performed in a remote home office setting, including the normal office equipment (e.g., computer, fax machines, copier) and with a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities.



    Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i).

    Prepared by                       Human Resources

    Preparation Date             7/31/2020

    Approved by                      Human Resources


    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty   proficiently.  The requirements listed in this document   are   the minimum   levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.




    Ian McClendon, MS, PMP, CSM
    Project Manager

    Katmai Government Services
    Cancer Surveillance Branch
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention