Heather Price, CTR has worked with Registry Partners in a full time capacity for the last four years. She started out as a full time project CTR in May of 2012 and in January 2014 was promoted to Project Specialist/QC Specialist before transitioning to Quality Control Manager in September of last year. She has worked on a variety of projects consisting of state report only, state central registry and accredited cancer program projects. Her abstracting and registration operations skills have been a tremendous asset to each project. She has also been a key team member on the Indiana Central Cancer Registry and Sarcoma Foundation of America projects.
Prior to working with Registry Partners, Heather worked for Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA for 4 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Longwood University and Masters of Criminal Justice degree from the University of Cincinnati. She became certified as a CTR in 2012 and is a member of the National Cancer Registrars Association as well as the Virginia Cancer Registrars Association.
Heather lives with her husband, Lance, and their four furbabies in Goodview, VA. During her spare time she enjoys baking, practicing yoga, hiking, and working closely with the River City Bulldog Rescue.
Q&A With Heather:
Q: How did you become aware of the CTR profession and what did you do to prepare for the CTR certification?
A: I actually kind of stumbled into this profession. I applied internally for a job transfer within Carilion Clinic and the Registry was where I chose to go. I had never even heard of the Cancer Registry prior to being offered the job. To prepare for the CTR certification, I did online pre-tests and made a lot of flash cards. My husband helped me prepare by quizzing me on a daily basis for about a month prior to the test.
Q: In your opinion, what makes your job interesting?
A: The job is made interesting by continually changing. There is always something new to learn, the education never stops. I love have always loved learning, so this a perfect job for me, as I can continue to participate in educational activities on a regular basis and feel challenged.