Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 882022

This position was previously advertised as Announcement Number DK-13-862311-JIM, you must reapply to be considered at this time.

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. 

Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes!

This position is located within the FACSUP PATIENT ADMINISTRATION at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL.  The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD).   It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission.   The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility. 

Join the FHCC's team of energetic, career-minded professionals!

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NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.   The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-9.   The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.   The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.   The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses not authorized for this position.


This position is located in the Facility Support Directorate. Provide support and education regarding documentation requirements along with accurate and complete code selection for all treatment areas. Furnishes guidelines and advice to the Health Information Management Section and medical staff. Coordinates and assists in the development of standardized, system-wide guidelines, procedures and education materials for coding and abstracting to meet the rules and regulations of governmental health programs. Internally monitors and audits, to promote compliance with documentation and coding. Finds inconsistencies and discrepancies, performing necessary follow-up.