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Job Title:Medical Records Technician

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:AFPCMEDEH-956391-0675

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$27,990.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Monday, March 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0675-04/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Elmendorf AFB, AK View Map
Maxwell AFB, AL View Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ View Map
Luke AFB, AZ View Map
Edwards AFB, CA View Map
More Locations  (39)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

 

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority for Health Care Occupations, The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to Health Care Occupations identified with shortages and/or critical needs; these positions  are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Travel and relocation expenses will/will not/may be paid
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

DUTIES:

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Duties:

 

· Initiates, maintains and codes medical records in accordance with prescribed directives.

· Locates and extracts pertinent information from medical files.

· Uses multiple office automation software with varied functions to produce a wide range of documents, formats.

· Provides technical assistance to medical staff, identifies codes that will yield information desired and suggests avenues of exploration if appropriate.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

Qualified typist may or may not be required for this position

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  

 

General Experience – GS-04

 

One (1) year of general experience which has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Experience included knowledge of standardized medical records procedures, methods, and requirements covering the establishment, coding, maintenance and disposition of patient records sufficient to code diagnostic and operative/procedural information; knowledge of basic human anatomy, general physiology, and medical terminology to perform a full range of routine medical records clerical assignments; knowledge of laws and regulation related to confidentially of medical records, and the policies and procedures covering informed consent for release of information from the record.; and knowledge of internal medical facility units sufficient to search for and retrieve medical records policies and procedures; knowledge of internal medical facility units sufficient to search for and retrieve medical records and to make them available for referrals

OR

Successful completion of 2 years of education above high school. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.

OR

Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience

 

Specialized Experience - GS-05

 

1 year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-04 level) which involved an extensive body of well-established medical records procedures, rules, processes, policies, and directives, covering the principles of establishing, coding, maintaining, and disposition of patient records sufficient to analyze medical records, perform quality review, compile statistical data for reports, and release of information, and abilities to successfully perform the work of GS-0675-05, Medical Records Technician

OR

Successfully completed four full years of education above high school. This education was obtained in an accredited school, college, or university

OR

Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience

 

Specialized Experience - GS-06

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service, which provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience such as performing quality review and analysis of a wide range of patient medical records, ensuring accuracy of coding and maintaining records in accordance with accepted medical and legal standards.

Specialized Experience - GS-07

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service, which provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience such as knowledge of and skill in applying, a standardized body of rules, procedures, and operations such as: general physiology, major anatomical systems, and related disease processes, medical terminology that covers the full range of general medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital terms and abbreviations, as well as medical abstracts

Specialized Experience - GS-08

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service, which provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes extensive knowledge of well established rules, procedures, regulations, principles and operations covering patient medical records, their required contents, establishment and maintenance of special registries, documentation of incidents, and diagnostic coding requirements and procedures. 

Specialized Experience - GS-09

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 level in the Federal service, which provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes advising and providing counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. 

 

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=0600-ndx

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1.    Knowledge of and well established medical record procedures and regulations to include administration, filing, researching, handling, securing and completing sufficient to provide properly filed and completed patient records.

2.    Knowledge of medical terminology; the structure and physiology of major anatomical systems and the major diseases of each to code and maintain medical records.

3.    Skill in gathering required data and preparing related reports.

4.    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

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.


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

·        Position may be subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·        Employee must maintain current certifications.

·        Position may require an appropriate security clearance.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualification.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. 

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 31, 2014

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 956391.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration as required by this Public Notice

 

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

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TDD: 800 382-0893
Email: DO_NOT_SEND_EMAIL@US.AF.MIL
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 

 

The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Elmendorf AFB, AK View Map
Maxwell AFB, AL View Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ View Map
Luke AFB, AZ View Map
Edwards AFB, CA View Map
Travis AFB, CA View Map
Vandenberg AFB, CA View Map
Air Force Academy, CO View Map
Peterson AFB, CO View Map
Eglin AFB, FL View Map
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Job Announcement Number:

AFPCMEDEH-956391-0675

Control Number:

352637700