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Job Title: Medical Record Technician (Coder)
Company Name: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Location: Amarillo, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Medical
Job Description
Medical Record Technician (Coder)

*Relocation/recruitment incentives are not authorized for this position.*

Applications will be reviewed every 10 calendar days

This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. This position is a full time permanent CertifiedMedical Records Technician under the HIMS section of Health Administrative Service for the Amarillo VA Healthcare System, Amarillo TX. Incumbent is responsiblefor performing either inpatient or outpatient coding duties or a combination and outpatient coding duties. Incumbent assigns codes to documented patient care encounters covering the full range of health care services.Incumbent assigns codes from the current version of several coding systems toinclude the International Classificationof Diseases - Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and HCPCS. Incumbent adheres and interpretsaccepted coding practices, guidelines and conventions.Maybe required to abstract and sequence codes into coder software to obtain correct diagnosis related group (DRG).Other duties as assigned. CODER CERTIFICATION PREFERRED.

*This is a hybrid position.The pay of hybrid positions is determined by a Professional Standard Board (PSB). The board will determine the appropriate pay for any selection made for this position.*

Work Schedule: Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. However position may require work beyond this schedule.

The duties of this position are outlined in a facility functional statement.

Financial Disclosure: Not required for this position.

Physical Requirements: Work is principally sedentary, however some slight physical effort maybe necessary.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

                  1)You must be a citizen of the United States.
                  2) You must be proficient at oral and written English.
                  3) You must have one year of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record (six months of the required one year of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform MRT work ;
                  ORhave two years above high school with a minimum of 12 semester hours directly related to MRT work (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and introduction to health records) :
                  ORhave equivalent combinations of experience and education that are qualifying.

Grade Qualification:

To qualify at the GS-8 full performance level, you must have one year of experience equivalent to the next lower lever (GS-7). To be creditable, your experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with current health information or health record technology and/or cancer registry practice and may be paid or non-paid employment. Experience is only creditable if it is either directly related to the position to be filled or in a related field. Qualifying experience must also be equivalent to the next lower grade level. Experience satisfying this requirement must be active practice, which is paid/non-paid employment as a MRT.

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Ability to analyze the medical record to identify all pertinent diagnoses and procedures for coding, and to evaluate the adequacy of the documentation. This includes the ability to read and understand the content of the medical record, the terminology, the significance of the comments, and the disease process/pathophysiology of the patient;

2. Ability to accurately perform the full scope of outpatient coding, including ambulatory surgical cases, diagnostic studies and procedures, and outpatient encounters, and/or inpatient coding, including inpatient discharges, surgical cases, diagnostic studies and procedures, and inpatient professional fees; and

3. Skill in interpreting and adapting health information guidelines and ability to use judgment in completing assignments using incomplete or inadequate guidelines.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEWILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

References : VA Handbook 5005/79, Part II, Appendix G35,MEDICAL RECORDS TECHNICIANQUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated September 2014.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?sum?. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

The following documents are required to be considered for this position:
*Resume (All applicants must submit an updated resume.)
*Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (All applicant must answer the occupational questionnaire.)
*Form 10-2850c https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf
*Copy of education transcripts (If you are using your education to qualify for this position you must submit a copy of your transcripts.)
*DD-214 and any documentation on Service Connected disabilities (Any applicant applying based on Veteran status must provide a copy of their DD-214. In addition, if you are claiming Veterans Preference you must provide documentation of the basis for your preference. Note: If you have more than one DD214 please submit a copy of each document. If you are claiming Veterans Preference you must submit documentation for the basis of your preference.)
*SF-50 (If you are a prior or current Federal employee submit your most recent SF-50.)

Qualifications & Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

                  1)You must be a citizen of the United States.
                  2) You must be proficient at oral and written English.
                  3) You must have one year of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record (six months of the required one year of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform MRT work ;
                  ORhave two years above high school with a minimum of 12 semester hours directly related to MRT work (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and introduction to health records) :
                  ORhave equivalent combinations of experience and education that are qualifying.

Grade Qualification:

To qualify at the GS-8 full performance level, you must have one year of experience equivalent to the next lower lever (GS-7). To be creditable, your experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with current health information or health record technology and/or cancer registry practice and may be paid or non-paid employment. Experience is only creditable if it is either directly related to the position to be filled or in a related field. Qualifying experience must also be equivalent to the next lower grade level. Experience satisfying this requirement must be active practice, which is paid/non-paid employment as a MRT.

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Ability to analyze the medical record to identify all pertinent diagnoses and procedures for coding, and to evaluate the adequacy of the documentation. This includes the ability to read and understand the content of the medical record, the terminology, the significance of the comments, and the disease process/pathophysiology of the patient;

2. Ability to accurately perform the full scope of outpatient coding, including ambulatory surgical cases, diagnostic studies and procedures, and outpatient encounters, and/or inpatient coding, including inpatient discharges, surgical cases, diagnostic studies and procedures, and inpatient professional fees; and

3. Skill in interpreting and adapting health information guidelines and ability to use judgment in completing assignments using incomplete or inadequate guidelines.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEWILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

References : VA Handbook 5005/79, Part II, Appendix G35,MEDICAL RECORDS TECHNICIANQUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated September 2014.

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