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Job Title:Medical Record Technician, GS-0675

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:HYB - 788992SG

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$37,073.00 to $66,111.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 16, 2012 to Friday, December 07, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0675-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
San Francisco, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Please Note:  Grade level and salary to be determined by Professional Standards Board. 

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 788992 (Include # on all documents)

***A RECRUITMENT OR RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED***

 

 ***Salary is determined by a Professional Standards Board based on education and experience***

The PSB is a peer review process: The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments. 

* * may have potential to be virtual * *

 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Business Office Service Line within the Health Information Management Section, San Francisco VA Medical Center.  The Medical Record Technician is responsible for performing review of outpatient records and inpatient when needed, assigning of appropriate ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS codes and various other duties. Accurate and complete coding remains the primary responsibility of the MRT.  Incumbent assigns ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS codes for Medicare APC's which are responsible for the reimbursement of each outpatient encounter/visit under the Medicare Prospective Payment System for Reasonable & Customary Charges model. Incumbent is responsible for communicating on a continual basis with physicians and other pertinent clinical personnel should questions arise concerning APC/DRG assignment or proper diagnostic and procedural documentation in order to specifically assign a code that most accurately reflects that patient's care and diagnosis.   

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

   a.  United States citizen.

 

   b.  Experience and Education-

 

   (1)  Experience.  Two years of experience that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work, or provides familiarity with the work.  Six months of the required 2 years of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAs) needed to perform MRT work.

 

   OR,

 

   (2)  Education.  Successful completion of an associate’s degree with a major field of study in medical record technology/health information technology which was accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at the time the program was completed.

 

   OR,

 

   (3)  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)  Successful completion of an associate’s degree in a field of study other than medical records/health information will substitute for 18 months of the required experience.

 

   (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 1 year of experience.

 

   (c)  Successful completion of a post-high school course of study in medical record technology, which includes courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures, may substitute on a month-for-month basis for up to 1 year of experience.

 

   (d)  Successful completion of post-high school courses for medical administrative personnel, obtained in a closely supervised training program given by the Armed Forces, may be substituted for experience on a month-for-month basis for up to 6 months provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

References : VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc (also available in the local Human Resources Office).


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.  Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***

You will be evaluated on your knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.  Applicants who meet the qualification and basic requirements will be further evaluated by the Professional Standards Board for this occupation to determine the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training awards, outside activities, and supervisory appraisal, etc., indicate they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) of the position and at what grade level.  All applicants should provide clear, concise examples that show the level of accomplishment or degree to which they possess the experience and qualifications of a Medical Record Technician in their CV or resume.  Incomplete, vague or contradictory information may affect the rating. 

 

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.

 

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .



OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 788992.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 07, 2012.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire
  4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf).  (required).
  5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).  
  6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRMS SFVAMC
Phone: (415)221-4810x4819
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: V21SFCRECRUITMENT@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA San Francisco VAMC
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/EMAIL
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
Thank You, CA
94121 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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Job Announcement Number:

HYB - 788992SG

Control Number:

331434900