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    Summary

    The Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA/Administrative Officer of the Day/AOD) is responsible to represent the Chief, Health Administration Services, in administrative matters.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties include (but are not limited to):

    • Delegated full authority of the Medical Center Director for administrative activities occurring during irregular tours.
    • Interprets Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules and regulations relating to determining legal entitlement to benefits.Authorized as certifying officer for documents pertaining to the administration of laws concerning the VA.Ensure that appropriate legal, regulatory and policy requirements are met.
    • Provides administrative authority, guidance, and advice to the Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) and all other clinical staff concerning administrative matters necessary for operation of the medical center during other than normal tours.
    • Provides orientation and situational technical advice to physicians regarding VA policies and procedures.
    • Assists medical center staff with medically related issues. Coordinates non-routine contacts received at the medical center after regular operating hours.
    • Receives and responds to non-routine patient condition inquiries and other administrative inquiries.
    • Oversees determination of applicants' eligibility.Determines extent of release of information, safeguarding and ensuring rights of the patient.
    • Functions as Patient Representative/ombudsman during tour of duty.
    • Administratively approves and coordinates tests and procedures which cannot be done at the medical center or higher level of needs requirements.
    • Coordinates patient referrals and transfers to and from the medical center.
    • Prepares daily statistical reports.
    • Provides daily report/log of all activities occurring during tour of duty.
    • Advises Veterans regarding changes in laws and regulations.
    Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

    Work Schedule: The hours cover all tours, days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays depending upon the needs of the Medical Center.
    Compressed/Flexible: Not available
    Telework: Not available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: GS-0303-06_20104-A and GS-0303-07_20079a-BHS-8493_Medical Administrative Assistant
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

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