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    The Tuscaloosa VA is recruiting for 1 Medical Records Administrator (Assistant Chief (ACHIM)) to work in Health Administration Services.

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    This position is in the Health Information Management (HIM) section under Health Administration Services at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center. Medical Records Administrators (MRAs) in VHA perform or supervise work concerned with the management of a health record program or the provision of services related to medical record administration/health information services. MRAs manage, preserve, analyze, and supervise the use of diagnostic and therapeutic health records/health information management. They develop policies and procedures and provide advice on the use of health records and health information management.
    This assignment serves as the Assistant Program Manager (APMHIM) of Health Information Management in VA Medical Centers designated as complexity level 2 or 3 as designated in the VHA Facility Complexity Model Listing. The APM assists the Program Manager of HIM (PMHIM) in establishing policies, responsibilities, and requirements for health information management (HIM) related matters, such as health record documentation, coding and clinical documentation improvement, records management, release of information, file room/scanning, transcription and medical speech recognition, as well as the overall management of health information and Veterans health records. The APMHIM assists the PMHIM in identifying and setting short-range and long-range goals, program objectives, and tasks to meet the mission and vision of the medical center.
    They monitor and manage HIM workflow to ensure program objectives are met. They also assist with planning, developing, directing, and evaluating health information and other functions. They oversee implementation and adherence to HIM industry standards, policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and accrediting bodies. The APMHIM ensures the facility follows applicable standards by completing HIM audits, healthcare data reports, and statistical information, for timely and accurate reporting. They establish, implement, and monitor HIM performance through metrics, productivity measures, benchmarking, and other applicable tools. This MRA position ensures quality and efficiency for all areas and processes of the HIM department.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Recruitment Incentives: Authorized for highly qualified candidates.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/614099100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.