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    Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 10945840.

    Please read this announcement in its entirety before beginning the application process to ensure you submit all the required documents. See Required Document sections in this announcement before applying.

    Please read the application questionnaire before applying: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10945840.

    This vacancy announcement will close 11:59 p.m. (EST) on 11/06/2020.

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    Closing date extended from 11/04/2020, to 11/06/2020, previous applicants do not need to reapply to be considered.

    This job opportunity announcement (JOA) will be used to fill one Supervisory Medical Records Technician (Release of Information), GS-0675-08, vacancy at the Nashville, TN Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), with Business Office Service.

    This position is located in the Health Information Management (HIM) section in the Business Office at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS). The incumbent serves as the Supervisor over Release of Information (ROI) Unit and Medical Record Scanning Unit. The MRT (ROI) reviews and processes requests for patient protected health information (PHI). The MRT (ROI) also provides direct customer service to the Veteran (or third party), by providing copies of the Veteran's PHI, when a signed, written request is received, or upon the Veteran's valid authorization to a third party. The MRT (ROI) must ensure that only the information that the Veteran specified be released, is shared only with those whom the Veteran has authorized, or who have legal authority to receive such information. To perform this task, an MRT (ROI) must possess expertise in all applicable Federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding release of health information. The incumbent serves as the supervisor for the staff responsible for scanning documents into the electronic medical record as well as administrative documents into VistA Imaging in compliance with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) policies a well as The Joint Commission standards for paper and electronic medical records.

    They have full supervisory responsibility, including preparing work assignments, monitoring the performance of release of information and scanning staff, evaluating employee performance, selecting staff, recommending awards and advancements, and taking disciplinary actions. The supervisor generates workload reports, distributes pending workload to staff, and monitors completion status. The employee ensures the timely release of health records in accordance with policies and procedures. They ensure compliance with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements and ensure corrective action is initiated, as needed. They work collaboratively with VA Regional Counsel to ensure health records related to malpractice, subpoenas, and tort cases are prepared and disclosed in a timely manner. The supervisor ensures orientation and competency assessments are conducted for all assigned staff. They develop policies and procedures, performance standards, and position descriptions, and/or functional statements. They are responsible for professional and administrative management of release of information and scanning staff. They maintain interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals.

    Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    This is NOT a virtual position.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position, to the Murfreesboro, TN VAMC.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582753000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.