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Medical Records Technician (Cancer Registrar Coordinator)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Miami , FL 33196

Posted 2 months ago

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The Cancer (Tumor) Registrar is a staff position located under the Office of the Chief of Staff at the Miami VA Healthcare System. The work of the position supports the care and treatment given to patients with malignant conditions. The broad scope of daily operations and objectives of the Cancer Tumor Registry give a unique overview of the total VA cancer program which avails an evaluation of its successes, deficiencies, and weaknesses.

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The incumbent in this position is responsible for planning, organizing, actuating, and control of all activities in the Oncology Patient Registry Program. In this capacity, the Cancer Tumor Registrar coordinates activities associated with the Tumor Board and the Cancer Program at the Miami VA Healthcare System. Incumbent is responsible for providing advisory and technical service to administrative, medical, and ancillary professional staff as it relates to the integration of the cancer related Station Memorandums policy and procedures, the accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Program, the VA Oncology Program, and the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program. Incumbent has full program authority to administer the Cancer Tumor Registry program at the Miami VA Healthcare System. Incumbent makes recommendations for program changes to the Cancer Committee Chairperson, the Tumor Board Chairperson, and other clinical personnel as required. Incumbent is an integral part of the Cancer Program at the Miami VA Healthcare System.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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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.

  • Experience and/or Education:

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

  • Education. Two years above high School with a minimum of 12 semester hours directly related to MRT work (i.e. courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology and introduction to health records).OR,

  • Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate in this provision for combining education and experience:

  • (a) 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.

  • (b) 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: Certified Tumor Registrar.

Grade Determinations:

At least one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to a GS-8 Medical Records Technician (Cancer Registrar) Coordinator in federal service is required.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience are:

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of ACoS and/or facility requirements for administering, monitoring and reporting compliance of the cancer program to the governing bodies;

  • Ability to interpret data in order to set, evaluate and adjust cancer program and/or facility goals and objectives;

  • Ability to inform cancer registry staff on the technical components of the cancer database, coordinate workflow and monitor data for accuracy and quality measures;

  • Ability to multitask;

  • Ability to communicate with diverse disciplines regarding the facility requirements of the cancer program;

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for use in facility strategic planning;

  • Ability to develop cancer program/cancer registry policies and procedures to ensure patient-centered care for cancer patients in accordance with government-wide, agency, and facility requirements.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G35, dated September 5, 2014. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address:

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9.

Physical Requirements:
Work is mostly sedentary in nature in a medical or clinical setting but must be able to walk, stand, and bend, as required. Lifting of objects ranging from 15-25 pounds may also be required; Use of fingers; both hands required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing without aid; mental and emotional stability.

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


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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Medical Records Technician (Cancer Registrar Coordinator)

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