GS-09 - Specialized experience: One year of specialized experience at the GS-07 pay band or equivalent grade level in the federal service. Or, master's or equivalent graduate degree Or, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or LL.B or J.D., if related (for example: Health Administration, Medical Records Administration, etc.)
Specialized experience for the GS 09 level is further defined as: In a developmental capacity, experience in planning, developing, and directing a medical records program for a health care facility that meets both institutional goals and standards of accrediting agencies. Evaluating and analyzing the organization and operation of medical records services, including medical records and indexes, and recommending and/or implementing appropriate revisions and modifications.
GS -11 - Specialized experience: One year of specialized experience at the GS-09 pay band or equivalent grade level in the federal service. Or, Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Health Services, Health Administration or a closely related fields, which has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this. Or, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PH.D. or equivalent graduate degree in a related fields such as Health Administration. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification). Or, L.L.M degree in a closely related field such as Medical Records Administration or Medical records administration, which has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and ability necessary to perform the duties of this position. Or, Combination of experience and education: In addition to meeting the specialized experience, the incumbent MUST possess and maintain a current coding Certificate.
Specialized experience for the GS 11 level is further defined as developing, coordinating and evaluating the Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) Program in Medical Center. The work involves using and adapting established methods and techniques to perform a wide range of medical records management tasks; developing solutions to technical problems and assessing the effectiveness of the DRG Program and analyzing specific functions or problems and recommending solutions to meet the medical records management goals and objectives.
Evaluation of Specialized Experience: Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:
- Knowledge of regulatory, licensing and accrediting agency requirements.
- Knowledge and skill in solving complex problems involving different aspects of medical record administration.
- Knowledge of the established principles, concepts and methods of medical records management.
- Knowledge of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) and Ambulatory Patient Classification (APCs).
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.
GS-09 - Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS 07 grade (or equivalent).
GS-11 - Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS 09 grade (or equivalent).
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: NOTE: In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants MUST meet the following Selective Placement Factors. Incumbent MUST possess and maintain a current coding Certificate. This position requires. Certification in one of the following: (Note you must provide proof of the certification)
1. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
2. Certified Coding Specialist Physician (CCS-P)
3. Certified Coding Associates (CCA)
4. Certified Professional Coder Outpatient (CPC)
5. Certified Professional Coder Hospital (CPC-H)
6. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) OR
7. Registered Health Information Administrator
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.