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Become a Site Visit Reviewer

Before applying to be a Commission on Cancer (CoC) site visit reviewer, please review the Minimum Qualifications Checklist to ensure you meet all requirements. A link to the site visit reviewer application is located at the bottom of this page. Please complete the site visit reviewer application and email it to CoC@facs.org along with a current CV.

Minimum Qualifications Checklist

Credentials and Affiliations

CoC Physician Site Visit Reviewers

  • Must be actively practicing (i.e. treating, teaching, or administrative role) within a CoC-accredited cancer program (currently accredited at time of application).
  • Must be a current and active member of a CoC-accredited program's cancer committee.

Integrated Network Physician Surveyors
(Can perform Integrated Network Cancer Program [INCP] surveys)

  • Must be actively practicing (i.e. treating, teaching or administrative role) within a CoC-accredited INCP.
  • Must be a current member of a CoC-accredited program's cancer committee.

Non-Physicians
(Can serve as INCP Administrative Surveyors only)

  • Recognized experience and service (minimum of five [5] years) in oncology administration for a CoC-accredited INCP.
  • Significant operational knowledge regarding cancer registries.
  • Must be a current member of a CoC-accredited program's cancer committee.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Have extensive and demonstrable knowledge of the current standards published by the CoC.
  • Previous experience teaching or presenting instructional or educational information to a learner-based audience.
  • Have substantial computer skills, and access and familiarity with Microsoft Office software products.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and use all CoC computer programs and databases.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey knowledge and suggestions clearly and professionally. Public speaking experience is required.

Responsibilities

  • Must commit to the required amount of time needed to perform site visit reviewer duties and sign and abide by the requirements contained in the Site Visit Reviewer Agreement.
  • Duties are stratified based on current job status:
    • Physicians with clinical load status/time ≥ 50 percent: Perform a minimum of 8 (no maximum) CoC site visits required per calendar as stated in the Site Visit Reviewer Agreement.
    • Physicians who are also site visit reviewers for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC): Perform a minimum of 10 total site visits between the two programs (for example, five NAPBC and five CoC site visit or four NAPBC and six CoC; no maximum) per calendar as stated in the Site Visit Reviewer Agreement.
    • Physicians and Non-Physicians who perform INCP Category Site Visits: Perform a minimum of five Network (no maximum) CoC site visits required per calendar as stated in the Site Visit Reviewer Agreement.
  • Average time (can vary) commitment: Time for each on-site visit is 6–8 hours plus 2–4 hours for preparation and final review for each Pre-Review Questionnaire. Network site visits can take between a day and half to two full days (6-8 hours per facility visited).
  • Willing and able to travel to cancer programs across the United States and Puerto Rico (you will not only be assigned to site visits in your home state).
  • Attend the mandatory New Site Visit Reviewer Orientation and Annual Site Visit Reviewer Training. Participate in live and/or webcast trainings when requested.
  • Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date with changes in CoC policies and Standards.
  • Be responsive and timely in communications with CoC Staff and assigned cancer programs.
  • Complete and submit all required site visit information and documentation to the CoC within seven (7) calendar days post-site visit date.
  • Complete all federal accounting forms, such as 1099; disclosure signed annually.
  • Complete and abide to American College of Surgeons Business Agreement, Confidentiality Agreement, and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Comply with HIPAA regulations and participate in annual HIPAA training. Required to keep all cancer program information, CoC passwords, and access codes confidential.
  • Arrange all travel. An honorarium is provided for each site review and is to be used to cover travel expenses. Site visit reviewers are responsible for arranging their own travel to site reviews, and for keeping track of expenses and accounting records.

Complete the CoC Site Visit Reviewer Application and email it to CoC@facs.org along with a current CV.