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Job Title:Medical Support Assistant (OA)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:IC-842488-13-165-MC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0679-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Iowa City, IA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) is recruiting for a full-time Medical Support Assistant in for our Imaging Service Line. The ICVAHCS is one of the facilities of the Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).   

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 842488

OUR MISSION: 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?

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

DUTIES:

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The Imaging Service Line is divided into two sections, Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. The incumbent participates actively in the operation and management of clinics, performing administrative and clerical duties.

The following is a brief description of duties:

This position maintains contact with inpatient units, physicians, patients, and visitors. This position requires almost continuous public image and exercises good public relations both in person and on the telephone. Complex coordination of patient direction both within the medical center and throughout the community is essential. The incumbent schedules all procedures, coordinates scheduling of sophisticated imaging procedures not available at this facility, processes all requisitions sent by inpatient wards, is responsible for automated scheduling and registration of each patient referred for imaging examinations, maintains supplies, greets patients, answers phone, runs reports and processes mail. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Skills of a qualified typist (40 WPM) with word processing experience is required.

GS-5: One year of specialized experience which is at least equivalent to the GS-4 level.

Specialized experience: Experience which equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, organize, and control different tasks, and coordinate varied activities due to workload and programs related to the treatment of our customers, in order to successfully perform the duties of the position.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


SUBSTITUITION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: GS-5: Successful completion of 4 years of education in an accredited college or university may be substituted for the experience requirement. Meeting the minimal qualification requirements in accordance with OPM Qualification Standards Handbook. 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only 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.

Veterans' Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.


Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: 

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

If you cannot apply online:
you will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire) by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. The 1203FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using 842488.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Resume
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
  • Other documents - use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).  You will not be contacted for additional information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Melissa A. Close
Phone: (319)338-0581x6723
Email: MELISSA.CLOSE2@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Iowa City VAMC
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA
52246

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.


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Job Announcement Number:

IC-842488-13-165-MC

Control Number:

337754600