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Lead Medical Records Technician (Cancer Registrar)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 2 months ago

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The incumbent serves as the Lead Cancer Registrar (LCR) in a large, complex, VA Medical Center with medical and surgical oncology services.

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This position supports the care and treatment given to patients with malignant conditions. The LCR is responsible for developing, organizing, implementing and maintaining an accurate system to identify all reportable diagnoses, assuring that all eligible cases are identified and coded into the registry system. The incumbent will utilize the electronic health record to identify and abstract/code the required data elements. The CRL will conduct lifetime follow-up on patients, documenting the progression/recurrence of their disease and other required elements. Distribute workload and maintain productivity while assuring accuracy and completeness of registry data. The incumbent will analyze and submit data to the internal and external entities as required and prepare routine statistical reports.

The LCR will ascertain a random sampling of annual analytic case load for physician review to ensure quality registry data. Organize and maintain the cancer registry data system. Oversee Tumor Board documentation, ensuring documentation meets the requirements and standards set forth by ACoS and/or facility standards.

Work Schedule: 7:00am - 3:30pm. Every two weeks the MRT is required to arrive at 6:30am for an on-site meeting.

Working Conditions: The employee will work from home most days, as this is a telework position. The incumbent will work in an office environment as required for on-site meetings.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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    0675 Medical Records Technician

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C 7402(d), and 7407(d).

  • Must undergo a pre-employment medical examination and be medically suitable to perform the essential duties of the position efficiently and without hazard to themselves and others.

  • One year of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record. Six months of the required one year of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform MRT work. OR,

  • Two years of education above high school with a minimum of 12 semester hours directly related to MRT work (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and introduction to health records). You must submit transcripts. OR,

  • Six months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses. You must submit transcripts. OR,

  • 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 six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures. Also requires six additional months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record.

Preferred Experience: two years of experience as a Cancer Registrar.

Grade Determinations:

GS9: One year of experience as a Medical Records Technician equivalent to the GS-8 level in Federal service and must demonstrate the following KSAs.

Ability to organize work, set priorities and delegate tasks/responsibilities in order to meet deadlines;

Knowledge of neoplastic disease processes, cancer staging systems, biologic and molecular prognostic indicators to determine derived stage;

Knowledge of reportable diseases, Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program, cancer staging systems, multiple primary and histology rules, International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICDO) morphology and topography, cancer treatment modalities and data requirements;

Ability to analyze data using comparative statistical methods and present the data in graphic format;

Ability to interpret and apply facility bylaws regarding the cancer program;

Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements governing cancer registry operations to plan, organize and maintain special cancer registries; and

Ability to communicate orally and in writing to ensure staff compliance with written directives, rules and regulations.


Physical Requirements:
The work is primarily sedentary, but does require some walking, bending, stooping, standing, stretching, and carrying moderately heavy items such as but not limited to: manuals, documents, office supplies, and/or data file reports. Work also involves spending a significant amount of time performing keyboard data entry and prolonged periods of data review via computer monitor. Concentration and sustained performance under prolonged stress may be required due to time factors involved in completion of work assignments within specified deadlines.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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. For further information, visit:

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Lead Medical Records Technician (Cancer Registrar)

Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs