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Job Title: Chief, Health Information Management Section
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Big Spring, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/30/2017
Expire Date: 01/29/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Executive Management, Medical
Job Description
Chief, Health Information Management Section

This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. The position is full time permanent and serves as the Chief of the Health Information Management Section (HIMS) of Health Administration Service (HAS), West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Spring, Texas. Incumbent is supervised by the Assistant Chief/Chief of HAS. The incumbent is responsible for providing professional consultation, administrative assistance and health record support to the facility. HIMS is responsible for a wide range of duties including, but not limited to: providing assistant to other medical centers and system staff; implementing and supporting organization-wide privacy and confidentiality; facility and professional fee coding; medical record review and record processing; medical record file units and document scanning; release of information; transcription; and ward administration. The incumbent provides supervision of these processes to ensure smooth operation of a customer-focused department. Incumbent is responsible for a wide range of duties including, but not limited to: Providing subject matter expertise to managers regarding HIMS processes; provides training for HIMS staff; performs audits and analyses data to identify trends; participates in various facility, VISN and national committees; may act as alternate FOIA and Privacy Officer; develops policies and procedures; and performs a wide range of human resources functions as they pertain to supervision. Incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing goals, program objectives, and tasks to meet the mission and vision of the facility. In addition to other duties as assigned.

Recruitment/relocation incentives are not authorized.

This announcement will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every 10 workdays and forwarded for consideration as appropriate.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Although workload/training may require occasional work/travel beyond this schedule.

This is a hybrid position therefore pay setting will be determined by a Professional Standards Board (PSB) based on education/experience. The facility can not guarantee pay setting will be set at the full performance level GS-12. If placement at a lower level is recommended,promotion to the full performance level is not a guarantee.

This is a hybrid position. Duties are outlined in a functional statement.

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

U.S. Citizenship

Have three years of experience in the field of medical records that included the preparation, maintenance, and management of medical records and health information systems OR an associate's degree in the health information filed plus one year of experience that included the preparation, maintenance, and management of medical records and health information systems.

OR

Education equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college.

OR

Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be used to meet basic requirements.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: FOR SELECTEES, GRADE DETERMINATIONS WILL BE MADE BY A PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD OF PEERS.

Requirements at the GS-12: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above you must have:At leave one year of experience at the next lower grade level (GS-11) that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics of this position.

Selectees will be required to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities for the following KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs indicated by an asterisk (*):1) Ability to identify, define, and resolve managerial, administrative, and computerized medical record problems associated with unique, underdeveloped, and controversial aspects of medical record management;*2) Skill in developing new policies and procedures for administering electronic medical record programs in order to improve program effectiveness and/or apply newly developed programs or theories to problems that require new approaches;3) Ability to understand computerized patient record data systems that are meaningful to the medical center as a whole;*4) Ability to teach new and continuing users in electronic health record and health data systems as appropriate to the current assignment;*5) If supervisory, ability to manage assigned resources;and *6) If the position is supervisory in nature, the ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include assignment of work; completing performance evaluations; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions.

NOTE: Best qualified candidates will be those with supervisory experience appointed in the 0669 series.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE

ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

The following documents are required to be considered for this position:
*Resume and complete 1028-50c (All applicants must submit an updated resume and the form 1028-50c https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf.)
*Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (All applicant must answer the occupational questionnaire.)
*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.)

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete,do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 2025504.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

The following documents are required to be considered for this position:
*Resume
*Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
*Form OF-306
*Copy of education transcripts

Qualifications & Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

U.S. Citizenship

Have three years of experience in the field of medical records that included the preparation, maintenance, and management of medical records and health information systems OR an associate's degree in the health information filed plus one year of experience that included the preparation, maintenance, and management of medical records and health information systems.

OR

Education equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college.

OR

Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be used to meet basic requirements.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: FOR SELECTEES, GRADE DETERMINATIONS WILL BE MADE BY A PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD OF PEERS.

Requirements at the GS-12: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above you must have:At leave one year of experience at the next lower grade level (GS-11) that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics of this position.

Selectees will be required to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities for the following KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs indicated by an asterisk (*):1) Ability to identify, define, and resolve managerial, administrative, and computerized medical record problems associated with unique, underdeveloped, and controversial aspects of medical record management;*2) Skill in developing new policies and procedures for administering electronic medical record programs in order to improve program effectiveness and/or apply newly developed programs or theories to problems that require new approaches;3) Ability to understand computerized patient record data systems that are meaningful to the medical center as a whole;*4) Ability to teach new and continuing users in electronic health record and health data systems as appropriate to the current assignment;*5) If supervisory, ability to manage assigned resources;and *6) If the position is supervisory in nature, the ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include assignment of work; completing performance evaluations; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions.

NOTE: Best qualified candidates will be those with supervisory experience appointed in the 0669 series.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE

ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

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