Tumor Board Coordinator - Cancer Center

21004656 Requisition #

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) at the University of Iowa is seeking to hire a Tumor Board Coordinator (PVD2) to provide developmental and administrative assistance for various Clinical Cancer Center Tumor Boards and Research Groups at the HCCC.  This position will assist in the coordination, preparation, and documentation of patients eligible for clinical trials and ensure excellent dissemination of information with clinical research coordinators. Obtain patient information, from both internal and external sources, requiring knowledge of UI offices, miscellaneous databases, medical records and related policies and procedures. The Tumor Board Coordinator will serve as liaison to clinicians, research investigators, data managers, nursing services staff, pharmacists and medical personnel to insure sufficient cooperation among participating investigators for multidisciplinary oncology group tumor board.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain database for each tumor board including fields such as:  patient name, MRN, diagnosis.
  • Prepare weekly patient list (agenda) for assigned tumor boards, determine necessary clinical documentation to be obtained and reviewed, assure all needed information is provided to the tumor board participants either prior to the meeting or available at the meeting.
  • Attend tumor boards, documenting tumor board attendance, discussions, and decisions through tumor board note in patient’s chart, database updates or draft chart notes; follow up on issues or requests as appropriate.
  • Create forms and other documentation for use by tumor board participants and HCCC administration.
  • Assist in the evaluation of tumor board effectiveness and impact; provide feedback on guidelines, feasibility, effectiveness, efficiency of HCCC tumor boards.
  • Initiate and respond to correspondence from referring entities, with proper signoff from the physician leader of the tumor board.
  • Assist with event planning related to the MOGs (Multidisciplinary Oncology Groups).
  • Responsible for CCC Classroom scheduling and IT issues.
  • Analyze data collection and retention systems; design and create databases.
  • Serve as liaison with faculty, staff, clinical research staff and referring physicians.
  • Obtain information and prepare periodic and special reports for Multidisciplinary Oncology Groups and HCCC administrators.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, clinical research coordinators and others.
  • Perform self-initiated and miscellaneous program related research.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required of individuals performing this job.


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The NCI designation recognized our cancer center, and its research scientist, physicians, and other health care professionals, for their roles in advancing cancer research that impacts on our ability to prevent, detect and treat our patients with cancer. Not just a floor, or a building, or even confined to a single college. Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center coordinates all cancer-related research, education, and patient care by faculty from 41 departments and six colleges, as well as UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children’s Hospital.

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pay Grade: 4A   https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/professional-and-scientific-pay-structure   

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some (6 months – 1 year) related administrative and program experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in computer software applications, internet browsers and database programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic patient records. 
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience managing complex information requiring attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Medical Terminology.


  • TNM cancer staging knowledge. 
  • Basic understanding of cancer patient care process.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tumor board documentation and preparation.
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience with Access database.
  • Demonstrated experience with event Planning. 

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and a cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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