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Job Title:Medical Records Technician (Office Automation)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:WTEW13731609984521D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$43,844.00 to $56,993.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to Friday, November 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0675-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Tripler Army Medical Center, HI View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This Medical Records Technician position will serve as the Tumor Registrar in the Tumor Registry Section, Dept. of Pathology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.
Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) Certification through the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) preferred.

This position is currently authorized 12.25% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). COLA is subject to change without notice.
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualified typist is required.

DUTIES:

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As the Tumor Registrar, you will perform a wide variety of technical duties necessary for the development and analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic cancer data. You will establish and maintain all registry files in accordance with the American College of Surgeons for Accreditation of hospitals; developing and implementing administrative procedures and processes necessary to audit, identify and review diagnosed cases; establish and distribute procedures for the receipt and maintenance of records, forms and materials from hospital departments and services; develop, organize and maintain a comprehensive data system sufficient to meet the needs and standards of tumor registry operations and needs of the users.

You will perform and maintain quality control of case finding, abstracting, staging and coding of data and follow-up procedures; establish and maintain individual patient files in the registry ensuring appropriate staging, coding and inclusion of other pertinent patient data; interview patients, when possible, prior to discharge to obtain pertinent information that may be needed to provide continuing care through follow-up; perform assessment on quality and length of survival.

You will plan, direct, and administer the operation of the tumor registry; train and supervise tumor registry personnel; provide orientation to medical students and new employees; complete performance appraisals and counsel employees; and assign work to tumor registry personnel.

You will provide staff assistance to the Cancer Committee and the multidisciplinary Cancer Conference; maintain liaison with the medical community and allied health professions, local, state and national health organizations, professional societies and other tumor registries; assist in the development of cancer criteria for patient care evaluation; assist in data collection for protocol studies; assist and collaborate with clinicians, epidemiologists and other researchers on cancer-related studies and research projects. You will provide information to cancer committee members gathered on clinical indicators to be used in the assessment of quality of care issues and the improvement of risk management factors in hospital care; ensure that all correspondence concerning reportable cancer cases is current.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) experience establishing and maintaining all Tumor registry files in accordance with the American College of Surgeons for Accreditation of hospitals; (2) experience maintaining case findings, abstracting, staging and coding of cancer registry data; and (3) Knowledge of medical terminology and uses to include gross anatomy of the organs and classification of tumors.  This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-7).
 
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
•Knowledge of Medical Terminology/Medical Records
•Technical Competence
•Ability to Manage and Organize Information
•Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing
•Skill in Administrative Duties


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below.

At least 1.5 years of progressively higher level graduate education in an accredited institution with a major field of study that is directly related to the duties of this position. (Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts)

OR

A combination of specialized experience and successfully completed education described above may be used to meet the total qualification requirements at the GS-8 level.

 

  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority.  See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information.  Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) position.  CP-53


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Friday, November 15, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."  See: Transcripts and Licenses

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 984521. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application


NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
W07CAA TAMC Dept of Pathology
1 Jarrett White Road
Tripler AMC, HI
96859

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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Job Announcement Number:

WTEW13731609984521D

Control Number:

354379900