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    Summary

    The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Full-Time, Permanent, Medical Administrative Assistant. This position will be located in the Health Administrative Service.

    Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically 6- 12 hour shifts and 2-4 hour shifts bi-weekly, working between the hours of 3pm-8am, Monday-Friday, rotating weekends and holidays with 24x7 coverage. Additional information may be provided during the interview process.
    Telework: Not available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Medical Administrative Assistant/80246A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    The procedures outlined in AFGE Master Agreement, Article 23, Section 8 will be followed. First consideration will be given to current Sioux Falls VAHCS employees.

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    Responsibilities

    • Operates as the Administrative Officer of the Day by acting on behalf of the Director/Chief Operating Officer/Business Manager and leadership after normal business hours.
    • Provides administrative guidance, and advice to the Medical Officer of the Day and clinical staff.
    • Administratively approves and coordinates tests and procedures which cannot be done at the medical center.
    • Authorizes VA payment of services at community hospitals.
    • Conducts Systematic Internal Reviews to determine whether or not various policies and procedures are being carried out in accordance with instructions and established program guidelines.
    • Determines eligibility and entitlement for care through interviews and the application process.
    • Maintains accurate bed availability information.
    • Coordinates transportation and lodging for those who are eligible.
    • Compiles reports to include the daily gains and losses, completes incident reports, and maintains the facility activity log.
    • Assists in efforts to notify the family members of a patients death.
    • Counsels family members of benefits available and assist in making funeral arrangements.
    • Electronically documents notes in patient record.
    • Serves as facility telephone operator when the main switchboard is not open.
    • Follows required privacy practices to maintain patient confidentiality of protected health records.
    • Researches, interprets, and applies applicable laws, policy, directives, and regulations.
    • Uses analytic skills, research, and judgment to analyze a wide variety of situations, problems, and questions.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500861300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.