To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
NOTE: Preference will be given to those that are currently a CTR. If applicant is not a CTR, then they must obtain certification within 3 years of hire.
At the GS-6 level:
In addition to the basic requirements, One year of specialized experience in a position with responsibilities close to the duties of this position (equivalent at least to the GS-5, or next lower, grade level) that has given the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) required to complete Tumor Registry assignments is required. These KSA's include:
1. Ability to apply knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy/pathophysiology, and disease processes to fully understand the content of a patient record;
2. Ability to navigate efficiently through the paper and electronic medical record to find needed information;
3. Skill in interpreting and adapting health information guidelines that are not completely applicable to the work or have gaps in specificity and ability to use judgment in completing assignments with incomplete or inadequate guidelines;
4. Ability to apply laws and regulations on the confidentiality of health information (e.g., Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA);
5. Ability to apply guidelines and standards for the maintenance of an approved tumor registry.
At the GS-7 level:
In addition to the basic requirements, One year of specialized experience in a position with responsibilities close to the duties of this position (equivalent at least to the GS-6, or next lower, grade level) that has given the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) required to complete Tumor Registy assignments is required. These KSA's include:
1. In-depth knowledge of professional registry practices;
2. In-depth knowledge of fundamental tumor registry operations;
3. Ability to analyze data using comparative statistical methods and present the data in graphic format;
4. Experience in meeting the standards of external approving bodies;
5. Ability to communicate with, and advise, clinical staff about registry operations, statistical reports, and the standards of approving bodies;
6. Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties at the assigned grade level in an accurate and timely fashion;
7. Ability to follow-up on pending issues; and demonstrated understanding of the impact of incomplete work.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
- Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
- New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
- Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
- Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
- Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.