Before applying to be a National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) Site Reviewer, please review the Minimum Qualifications Checklist to ensure you meet all requirements. A link to the Site Reviewer application is located at the bottom of this page.
Credentials and Affiliations
NAPRC Physician Site Reviewers must be:
- An actively practicing (treating, teaching, or administrative role) physician who specializes in rectal cancer care.
- Employed or affiliated with a Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited cancer program (currently accredited at time of application).
- A current and active member of a NAPRC-accredited program or a program that has applied for NAPRC accreditation.
Skills and Knowledge
NAPRC Physician Site Reviewers must have:
- Extensive and demonstrable knowledge of the current NAPRC Standards.
- Previous experience teaching or presenting instructional/educational information to a learner-based audience.
- Substantial computer skills and access and familiarity with Microsoft Office software products.
- Willingness and ability to learn and use all NAPRC computer programs and databases.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey knowledge and suggestions clearly and professionally. Public speaking experience is required.
NAPRC Physician Site Reviewers must:
- Commit to the required amount of time needed to perform Site Reviewer duties and abide to the signed Site Reviewer Agreement requirements:
- Perform a minimum of 4 (no maximum) NAPRC site visits per calendar year as stated in the Site Reviewer Agreement.
- Site Reviewers conducting site visits in multiple programs would be required to meet the minimum per program (i.e., 8 for CoC and 4 for NAPRC).
- Average time commitment: Time for each site visit is approximately 8 hours plus 6-8 hours for preparation and final review for each Pre-Review Questionnaire.
- Be willing and able to travel to cancer programs across the United States and Puerto Rico (it is possible you will be assigned to site visits outside your home state).
- Be willing and able to perform a virtual site visit.
- Attend any mandatory New Site Reviewer Orientations. Attend the Annual Site Reviewer Training. Participate in live and/or webcast trainings as requested.
- Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date with changes in American College of Surgeons policies and NAPRC Standards.
- Be responsive and timely in communications with American College of Surgeons Staff and assigned rectal cancer programs.
- Complete and submit all required site visit information and documentation to the NAPRC within 7 calendar days after the site visit.
- Complete all federal accounting forms, such as 1099; disclosure signed annually.
- Complete and abide to the American College of Surgeons Business Agreement, Confidentiality Agreement, and Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Comply with HIPAA regulations and participate in HIPAA training. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of all cancer program information, American College of Surgeons passwords, and access codes.
- Comply with hospital on-premise requirements and guidelines related to COVID-19, including requests for vaccination status.
- Arrange all travel. An honorarium is provided for each site visit and is intended to cover travel expenses. Site Reviewers are responsible for arranging their own travel means to all site visits, as well as keeping track of expenses and accounting records.