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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Black Elk Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands and the Needles Highway. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo. 

    VA BHHCS is a multi-campus health care system, with approximately 1100 employees, providing primary care, acute medicine, surgery, behavioral health, nursing home and domiciliary care from medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, South Dakota as well as a staffed Community Based Outreach Clinic in Rapid City and numerous contracted and staffed clinics in Western South Dakota, Northern Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming.

    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. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located at the VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS), Fort Meade campus. Incumbent is the Program Assistant for the Hospice and Palliative Care Program (HPC) within the Extended Care and Rehab Service Line. The incumbent establishes, analyzes, maintains, and updates database information requiring extensive skills in mining information as well as specialized skills in presenting data. He/she solves complicated problems based on knowledge of the Hospice and Palliative Care Program to include the following: initial contact for customers by phone or in person, triages all calls for urgency and/or assimilates all information necessary for staff. Incumbent  plans and accomplishes routine clerical, typing copying, filing and electronic record maintenance. He/she will serve as primary purchase agent for the Palliative and Hospice fund control point and back-up for the EC&R control point.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Work Location: Extended Care and Rehab Service Line, Fort Meade, SD.

    Position Description Title/PD#: Program Support Assistant, PD# 20015-0

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/470034500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.