This position is located in the Health Information Management Section of the Service Line at the Stratton VA Medical Center. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all administrative and clinical areas involved with the service.
The incumbent at this level is instrumental in the success of the health information management program. This includes establishing goals, planning for the future on a short and long range basis, organizing work to obtain planned objectives, routinely and systematically evaluating HIM activities, recommending and implementing changes as needed, providing leadership, establishing methods of improvement of services or adding new services for more efficient operations of the program or medical center, maintaining an effective internal performance improvement program.
Incumbent develops policies and procedures to comply with new and/or changed programs such as Compliance, Reasonable Charges, eMRA, My HealtheVet and others. To this end, priority is given to timely, valid and reliable data sets, documentation, coding for reimbursement, adherence to health information guiding principles, internaland external monitoring and ongoing training for employees. Incumbent is responsible for determining staffing patterns for the section and reassigning personnel to meet changing conditions. Advises medical staff, management, and others regarding JCAHO, VISN, VA and medical/legal requirements for health records. Identifies unusual trends and potential problems, brings them to management's attention with plans and recommendations for improved services.
For the GS-12: The candidate must demonstrate the following professional demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs indicated by an asterisk (*):
1. Ability to identify, define, and resolve managerial, administrative, and computerized medical record problems
associated with unique, underdeveloped, and controversial aspects of medical record management
*2. Skill in developing new policies and procedures for administering electronic medical record programs in order to
improve program effectiveness and/or apply newly developed programs or theories to problems that require
*3. Ability to understand computerized patient record data systems that are meaningful to the medical center
*4. Ability to teach new and continuing users in electronic health record and health data systems as appropriate
to the current assignment