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Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not
possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with chapter 3, section
A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
years of experience in the field of medical records that included the
preparation, maintenance, and management of medical records and health
information systems. At least 1 year ofthis experience must be comparable to a
GS-4 level position.
degree in the health information field plus 1year of experience that included
the preparation, maintenance, and management of medical records and health
completed training for health information technicians in a school accredited by
the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at the time the
program was completed may be substituted for 1 year of experience. No credit
may be given for partial completion of such training.
Education equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or
(3) Experience/Education Combination.
Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be used to meet basic
(a) Experience. At least 1 year of experience at the next
lower grade level that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other
characteristics described at that level.
(b) Education. Education equivalent to 2
full years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or
equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field
directly related to health information
(a) Experience. At least 1
year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the
KSAs described at that level.
(b) Education. Education
equivalent to 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or
a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited university or college
in the field of health information.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Pre-employment Physical Required.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This position requires completion of a 1-year probationary period, if not already served.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. THIS IS CONSIDERED A DESIGNATED DRUG TESTING POSITION.
Time in grade is the 52-week requirement that Federal employees in competitive
service General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before
they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level as appropriate
for the position being filled.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Proficiency in the English language is required for direct patient care
positions. (P.L. 95-201).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on the detailed information submitted in your resume that reflects your knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to meet the qualification of this position. Although you are not required to submit essay-style responses to the individual KSAs specifically in your initial resume/application package, your resume should contain enough detailed information to reflect the fact that you possess the following KSAs: