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Health Records Specialist

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Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Medical Records or a human health science;  or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience in medical records, epidemiology, disease data collection, or a health registry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Extensive (3-5 years) experience coordinating the processing and editing of health information records
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently
  • Ability to occasionally travel overnight, valid US driving license and ability to meet the University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standard

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience (3 or more years) working in a SEER registry
  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR), or eligibility to take the certification exam
  • Working knowledge of tumor nomenclature and classification systems, including ICD-O
  • Familiarity with American College of Surgeons cancer program requirements
  • Education or experience in human biology, anatomy, and physiology
  • Ability to communicate effectively with health care professionals
  • Knowledge of the United States health care delivery system
  • A background in epidemiologic research and disease data collection methodology
  • Reasonable (2-4 years) supervisory experience


Applicants must attach a Cover Letter and a Resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed requirements and desired qualifications. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and education verification.

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Health Records Specialist
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time


  • Pay Level: 4A

Contact Information

  • Organization: College of Public Health
  • Contact Name: Michele Hogue
  • Contact Email: michele-hogue@uiowa.edu


Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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