Job Overview

Summary

MISSION & VISION: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."    –Abraham Lincoln

WHO WE ARE: We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: 1.  CURRENT PERMANENT EMPLOYEE OF THE FACILITY FOR WHICH THE POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED 2.  ALL OTHER  CANDIDATES.

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: ML-0304-851070-LD

Vacancy Identification Number: 851070

Grade/Step/Salary will be recommended by a Professional Standards Board and is based upon education and/or experience.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. 

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is 6. 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.

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

 

 

Duties

This is the Advanced level Medical Support Assistant (MSA) position.  The MSA position is a foundational role with the VHA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Model transformation initiative.  Patient care is delivered in a team based model known as the teamlet.  Members of the teamlet include the MSA, a Registered Nurse Care Manager, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse and a Primary Care Provider. 

-He/she is responsible for the development and management of a patient registry system which will be used by all teamlet/expanded team members to provide health care.

-The incumbent is responsible for identifying incomplete encounter information and communicating findings to providers to facilitate accurate workload credit and revenue collection. 

-As front line contact with patients and staff, the incumbent sets the tone for perception concerning quality of health care services at the VA. 

- A high degree of tact and diplomacy is required when dealing with veterans who have multiple health problems and who may be frustrated with the administrative process associated with diagnosis and treatment.

- A caring, compassionate and sensitive manner is essential when explaining procedures to veterans and their family members both in person and on the phone. 

-The position involves performing receptionist duties, customer service and other duties assigned for the proper and timely treatment of patients and maintains appointment schedules for one or more outpatient clinics. 

-He/she must assist with clinic access contingency plans by adjusting appointment times, location, or dates as well as shift patients to other healthcare providers as conflict with staffing and/or coverage occurs. 

-He/she must screen/receive phone calls in a courteous and timely manner, determine the nature of request and provide the information desired using privacy rules and established clinic processes. 

-He/she is proficient and demonstrates the ability to collaborate, communicate, set priorities, and organize the work in order to meet deadlines, ensuring compliance with the established processes, policies, and regulations.  

-He/she demonstrates the ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to meet program objectives. 

-This may include preparing reports in various formats and presenting data to various organizational levels.   ,

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee performs the work sitting down; however, it may consist of walking, standing, bending and repetitive keyboarding and occasionally some light lifting.

WORK CONDITIONS: The work is performed in an office setting.   Incumbent must observe normal safety precautions while working.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.