Job Overview

Summary

CURRENT MANCHESTER VAMC EMPLOYEES SHOULD APPLY UNDER INTERNAL

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT #JT-15-DMB-1413216BU

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1413150

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.

“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 and leadership positions 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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/


“Patient Centered care is our approach to delivering healthcare to our Veterans. This philosophy gives patients and their families the chance to work closely with their healthcare providers to create more personalized care plans. Patient-centered care also considers the Veterans’ personal preferences and values, family situations, cultural traditions, and lifestyles; it keeps them informed and engaged throughout their treatment. The Veteran and family members become key members of the healthcare team and are active participants in making healthcare decisions.”

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.

Duties

The incumbent serves as a Medical Record Technician - Clinical Documentation Improvement Professional in the Health Management Information System (HIMS) section within the Business Office Service Line at the VA Medical Center located in Manchester, New Hampshire. As a Clinical Documentation Improvement Professional, the duties and reponsbilities of this position are extremely complex due to the multifaceted mission of the New England Healthcare System. These duties include, but are not limited to the following:

• Providing ongoing education to our providers and coding team members by managing coding and encounter form education activities.
• Facilitates improved overall quality, completeness and accuracy of medical record documentation as well as promoting appropriate clinical documentation through extensive interaction with physicians, other patient care givers and HIMS coding staff to ensure clinical documentation and services rendered to patients is complete and accurate.
• Compiles, review, abstracts, analyzes and interprets medical data incidental to a variety of patient care and treatment activities.
• Maintains statistical database(s) to track the results and validate the program for identifying patterns and variations in coding and medical documentation practices producing regular reports to the senior medical leadership.
• Assumes leadership responsibility providing direct support for the development, coordination, maintenance and operation of the Clinical Documentation Improvement program at the medical center level.
•Works with and knowledge of ICD-9/10-CM nomenclature, CPT/HCPCS, medical and procedural terminology, anatomy and physiology, abnormal laboratory results and disease processes. Employee must have knowledge of recognized medical and legal requirements, and regulatory and accrediting agency requirements to perform medical records analysis and evaluate the adequacy of medical records documentation.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Functional Statement Title/#:  Medical Record Technician (Coder) Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist/FS #000000

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No