Experience: Possess one (1) or more years of specialized experience required to qualify for the Medical Records Technician (Release of Information). Examples of specialized experience includes: a medical setting where knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy are required; applying laws and regulations related to the confidentiality of Health Information and Release of Information from medical records; ability to use various computer software relevant to a health setting.
Education: Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major field of study in medical record technology/health information technology or a related degree with courses related to medical record technology.
Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying.
Possess a combination of specialized experience and education. Please note: only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Your resume must also
display the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics
(KSAOs) in support of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
to apply knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy/pathophysiology, and
disease processes sufficient to appropriately file, locate and disclose health
2. Ability to correctly apply a practical knowledge of
laws and regulations related to the confidentiality of health information and
the release of information from medical records.
3. Knowledge of the internal organization of medical records
and medical record references and procedures as appropriate to the position.
4. Ability to use health information software
appropriate to the position, such as the electronic patient record, record
tracking systems, chart deficiency systems, coding and abstracting systems,
release of information systems document, scanning technology, electronic
spreadsheets, transcription systems, encoder products, electronic encounter
forms, and database software.
Knowledge of Current Medical Record Technology. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current health information or medical record technology and/or cancer registry practice.
Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is either directly related to the position to be filled or in a related field. Qualifying experience must also be at a level comparable to medical record technology experience at the next lower grade level.
Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a professional medical record technician is credited according to its relationship to a full-time workweek. For example, a medical record technician would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work
FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.