In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.
In addition, your resume must also demonstrate the following:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Reviewing inpatient records for conflicting, incomplete or nonspecific provider documentation as well as ensuring diagnoses and procedures are supported by the documentation and coded appropriately utilizing International Classification of diseases-Ninth Revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), querying physicians regarding missing, unclear or conflicting medical record documentation and the assignment of the appropriate MS-DRG in an acute care hospital setting.
Successfully completed 1 full year of graduate level education. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
Successfully achieved Superior Academic Achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
Possess a combination of specialized experience as and education that equates to one year of experience. Percentage of the required education plus percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent.
Successfully completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree (in any field) and 1 year in a medical records administration educational program accredited by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) and CAHEA (Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation).
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Reviewing inpatient records for conflicting , incomplete or nonspecific provider documentation as well as ensuring diagnoses and procedures are supported by the documentation and coded appropriately utilizing International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), querying physicians regarding missing, unclear or conflicting medical record documentation; assist in the ongoing education and in the appeal process resulting from outside audits; the assignment of the appropriate MS-DRG in an acute care hospital setting.
Successfully completed master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
Possess a combination of specialized experience and education that equates to one year of experience. Percentage of the required education plus percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position.
NOTE-EXAMPLES OF QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
· 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.
· Assisting medical and administrative staff in evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient and health care services.
· Designing information systems to collect, analyze, monitor, report, and maintain privacy and confidentiality of patient and institutional data for health care related programs, and evaluating and implementing changes to assure the reliability of data.
· Developing and implementing policies and procedures for processing legal medical documents and insurance and correspondence requests in accordance with Federal, State, and local statutes.
This position has a Selective Placement Factor (screen-out) which will also be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants not possessing this Selective Placement Factor will be found ineligible for this position. The Selective Placement Factor is:
Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
Certification as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/medical-records-administration-series-0669/
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.
Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
Required TB test/Hepatitis B screening.
Work may require occasional walking, bending, light lifting and computer data key entry.
Work requires the ability to converse on the telephone.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
1. Ability to apply official coding guidelines to medical and surgical scenarios.
2. Knowledge of medical terminology representing complex diagnoses and procedures.
3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.