Job Title:Medical Records Technician (Office Automation)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:WTEW13731609984521D
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/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to
Friday, November 15, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Tripler Army Medical Center, HI View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
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
- Qualified typist is required.
DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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
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)
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.