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Job Title:Medical Records Technician (Cancer Registry), GS-0675-6/7/8

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:RQ-13-AS-832454

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,907.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Monday, February 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0675-06/08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Little Rock, AR United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 832454 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. 

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE.  SEE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION  TO UPLOAD.  ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS.  

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System is recruiting for a Medical Records Technician with Tumor/ Cancer Registry experience.

 

DUTY LOCATION/CAMPUS:  LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS / SURGICAL SERVICE

 

TOUR OF DUTY: MONDAY - FRIDAY, 08:00 a.m. - 04:30 p.m.

 

Area of Consideration:  The initial area of consideration is this Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS). Management retains the right to select any appropriate recruitment methods such as current Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, Reinstatement eligibles, those eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority such as those for disabled veterans, those eligible for Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) under the  Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act of 1998,veterans eligible for a VEOA appointment, severely disabled individuals, Interchange Agreements with other Agencies, etc. Candidates from other sources may be considered only after consideration has been given the best qualified candidates from this CAVHS. Current permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees may apply for consideration under this announcement. 

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply:

5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities.  The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp, and disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

These vacancies are advertised at the range of grades covered by the VA qualifications standard.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-6 to GS-8.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:

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Tumor (or Cancer) Registry positions maintain clinical registries and work to meet the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies related to approved cancer and/or other programs requiring registries. Certification is offered by the National Cancer Registrars Association as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR). Certification is highly desirable. The incumbent serves as a Cancer Program Specialist in a large complex, VA Medical Center with limited medical and surgical oncology services. The work of this position supports the care and treatment given to patients with malignant conditions. Individual is responsible for planning, organizing, actuating, and control of Oncology Patient Registry Program. In this capacity the Tumor Registrar coordinates activities associated with the Cancer Program. Responsible for providing advisory and technical services to administrative, medical, and ancillary professional staff as it relates to the integration of the Cancer Committee policy and procedures, the accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Program, the VA Oncology Program, etc. Incumbent makes recommendations for program to the Tumor Board Committee through the Chair Tumor Board Committee (Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service). Incumbent plays an integral role of the Cancer Program at this Medical Center.

 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  • U.S. citizenship.  
  • English Language proficiency.
  • Two years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work, or provides familiarity with the work; Six months of the required 2 years of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics needed to perform MRT work. OR Education. Successful completion of an associate's degree with a major field of study in medical record technology/health information technology which was accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at the time the program was completed. OR Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate in this provision for combining education and experience: Successful completion of an associate's degree in a field of study other than medical records/health information will substitute for 18 months of the required experience. Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training, obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision, may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to 1 year of experience. Successful completion of a post-high school course of study in medical record technology, which includes courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures, may substitute on a month-for-month basis for up to 1 year of experience. Successful completion of post-high school courses for medical administrative personnel, obtained in a closely supervised training program given by the Armed Forces, may be substituted for experience on a month-for-month basis for up to 6 months provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures.

 

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

Applicants for the GS-6 Level should posses the following experience:

One (1) year, (52 weeks) of specialized experience directly related to experience that has given you the knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy/pathophysiology, and disease processes sufficient to appropriately file, locate, and disclose confidential health information based on the laws and regulations related to the release of information, and the use health information software appropriate to the position to perform successfully the duties of the Medical Records Technician (Coder) at the GS-6 level; To be creditable this one year, (52 weeks) of specialized experience must have been comparable to at least GS-5 level position in the Federal Service.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-7 LEVEL: 

One (1) year (52 weeks) of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the staff Medical Records Technician (Cancer Registry) position?
This experience must have been the equivalent to at least GS-6 level in Federal Service.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-8 LEVEL: 

One (1) year, (52 weeks) of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the staff Medical Records Technician (Cancer Registry) position?
This experience must have been the equivalent to at least GS-7 level in Federal Service.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

You can find the qualification standards in VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G35, Medical Records Technician http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Physical Requirements

Functional Requirements

Environmental Factors

Light Lifting, under 15 pounds

Light Carrying, under 15 pounds

Pushing (1 hour)

Use of fingers

Walking (Moderate)

Standing (Moderate)

Kneeling

Repeated bending

Climbing

Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1-4

Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other

Hearing (aid permitted)

Emotional Stability

Clear Speech

 

Working closely with others

Outside and Inside


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

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This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

 

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 832454.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 11, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. 1.  CV or Resume.

    2.  VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).

    3.  Occupational Questionnaire

    4.  Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf).  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

    5.  If current or former Federal Employee, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action, from your Official Personnel Folder, noting current grade, salary and position title.

     

    The following documents are required if you are claiming Veterans Preference:

    1.  Veterans' Preference documentation

    2.  Legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.).  NOTE:  More than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Your Veterans preference will be based on the documents you submit.

    3.  SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, complete and signed. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

    4.  VA award letter of disability indicating certification of entitlement.

     

    You will not be contacted for additional information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avie Singleton
Phone: (501)257-1768
Email: AVIE.SINGLETON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Central Arkansas HCS Little Rock
HRMS - 05
2200 Fort Roots Drive
North Little Rock, AR
72114
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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Job Announcement Number:

RQ-13-AS-832454

Control Number:

336823900