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 be clear and specific when describing your experience.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor needed in order to qualify. The actual Selective Placement Factor is possession of current certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist- Physician Based (CCS-P), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
current certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), or Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H).
Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via submitting a copy of the certification with your application.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-07: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-06 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. 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 perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
- Experience assisting with ICD-9-CM, CPT, and E&M coding to reflect the patient's condition, management in the clinic, and complexity of the medical decision making process.
- Experience utilizing medical reference materials to understand medical terminology.
- Experience utilizing a computerized patient record system.
- Experience reading and interpreting medical documentation as it applies to coding guidelines.
- Experience applying confidentiality, HIPAA, and code of ethics for the health information profession.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-08: In order to qualify for this position, 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 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 perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
- Experience utilizing ICD-9-CM, CPT, and E&M coding to reflect the patient's condition, management in the clinic and complexity of the medical decision making process.
- Experience independently teaching and conducting formal instruction on outpatient medical coding to healthcare providers and clinic managers.
- Experience with medical terminology to include diagnosis, procedures, tests, pharmaceuticals, operations, psychological and other speciality terms.
- Experience assisting providers with computerized patient record system navigation and template building.
- Experience identifying erroneous data from medical reports such as documentation discrepancies, missing information, and providing corrective action.
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/#url=GS-TECH.
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
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
A 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.
A favorable ANACI (Access National Agency Check and Inquiries) background investigation is required for noncritical sensitive positions with access to network systems.
A seasonal influenza vaccine is required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Only experience, education and training acquired prior to the receipt of your application will be considered in the rating process.
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.