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    Summary

    As the highest administrative authority on duty, the AOD is delegated full authority and responsibility on behalf of the Health Care System Director and will be the authority, for all non-medical/policy making decisions occurring during the tour of duty, or when issues arise which will have an impact beyond the Health Care System or may reflect unfavorably upon the Health Care System; maintains continuity of functions and provides direction to clinical and administrative personnel.

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    Responsibilities

    • Delegated full authority of the Chief and Assistant Chief of Business Practice, and Chief and Supervisor of Health Benefits Administration for administrative activities occurring on tour. Interprets VA rules and regulations relevant to determining legal entitlement to benefits regarding hospital, nursing home or domiciliary admissions; dental treatment, fee services, and outpatient care; prosthetic appliances; both VA and non-VA patient transfers; and beneficiary travel. Authorized as certifying officer for documents pertaining to the administration of laws concerning VA.
    • 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 Health Care System during other than normal tours.
    • Maintains good public and media relations according to local facility policy. Establishes and maintains liaison with Public Affairs Officer, whenever applicable regarding matters pertaining to VA regulations, VAMC policy, and Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act requirements.
    • Prepares daily Gains and Losses Sheet and other related statistical reports. Maintains current bed inventory and obtains bed availability for treatment needs. Provides daily report / log of all activities occurring during tour of duty. Briefs on-coming shifts of pending events and prepares morning reports.
    • Investigates in coordination with the Nursing Supervisor and Police Officer in Charge, all unusual incidents occurring during tour involving welfare, injury, abuse of patients; loss of personal property; infractions of VAMC rules; etc.
    • Delegated authority to act on behalf of the Director to initiate actions dealing with designated disaster situations, in accordance with hospital-wide disaster plans. Safeguards and manages patients' valuables as reported by clinical or other staff, if not in a face-to-face situation with the patient. Serves as fund cashier collection person and is accountable for its accuracy.
    • During regular duty hours, may be assigned as Acting Section Chief or to perform additional medical administrative duties.

    Work Schedule: All tours on call rotating days evenings and midnight including weekends.
    Position Description/PD#: Medical Administration Specialist/PD6191-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560721000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.