PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Tumor Registry Section of the Department of Public Health, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for Medical Record Technicians in classifying and coding medical data.
Works under the general direction of an employee of higher grade.
Leads Medical Records Technicians of lower grade and other clerical employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates office workflow; determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains office procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; maintains or oversees the maintenance of office records and logs; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares and conducts periodic coding conferences for medical records technicians; interfaces with pathologists and physicians to resolve ambiguities or difficulties in interpreting coding rules; assists in revision of forms and procedures and medical coding instructions; may prepare statistical compilations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of medical terminology and gross human anatomy relating to cancer; considerable knowledge of standard cancer diagnostic techniques and modes of therapy such as radiation, chemotherapy, etc.; considerable knowledge of coding principles and techniques used in the Connecticut Tumor Registry and National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results SEER Program; knowledge of hospital medical records and medical record library procedures; basic knowledge of data processing techniques; basic knowledge of statistical theory; interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to lead other employees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years' clerical experience in categorizing, cataloging, and assembling data for statistical reporting purposes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years' of the General Experience must have been at the level of a Medical Records Technician 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in medical secretarial work may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel within the State in the course of their daily work and may be required to attend special courses which may require out-of-state travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(07)-ADMN CLERICAL (NP-3)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Head Medical Record Technician in Salary Group CL 16 approved effective May 26, 2009. (Revised to change Service Status to Non-Competitive)