Supervisory Medical Records Administrator (Chief of HIMS) Job in El Paso, Texas – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Supervisory Medical Records Administrator (Chief of HIMS) – El Paso, Texas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 68608
Start Date: 03/15/2019
End Date: 03/25/2019

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Experience. Three (3) year of experience in the field of medical records that included the preparation, maintenance, and management of medical records and health information systems. At least 1 year of this experience must be comparable to a GS-4 level position. An associate’s degree in the health information field plus 1 year of experience that included the preparation, maintenance, and management of medical records and health information systems.NOTE: Successfully completed training for health information technicians in a school accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at the time the program was completed may be substituted for 1 year of experience. No credit may be given for partial completion of such training, OR Education. Education equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college. OR, Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be used to meet basic requirements. English Language Proficiency. MRAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Creditable Experience.Knowledge of Current Medical Record Administration Practices. To be creditable, experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (also referred to as “core competencies”) associated with current health information practice. This knowledge may be evidenced by one or more of the following: The equivalent of 1 year of active practice in the health information management field that included knowledge of the content and uses of health records, computerized information systems, and disease and procedural indices; ability to apply the concepts, principles and practices of health information administration; ability to apply knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, and medical terminology to health information management functions. OR, Maintenance/possession of an active credential from AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); OR, Successful completion of academic course work leading to an advanced degree in health information management or a related field. Grade Determinations: At least one (1) year of experience comparable to the nest lower grade level that demonstrates the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities described at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated with 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;
*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. Assignment: Supervisory Medical Record Administrators (Chief HIMS) are delegated full program management and supervisory responsibility to direct professional (MRA), technical (MRT), and other support staff in medical health information work. This is considered the typical managerial and supervisory level at most VA Medical Centers. MRAs in this assignment provide technical advice, planning, and evaluation about health information management issues impacting the overall program on a regular and recurring basis. The MRA is the highest level professional position at the facility with responsibility for the management and direction of the health information management program and services. Multi-division, integrated health care systems under the leadership of a single director are considered to be a single facility. An individual who has program responsibility for less than the single health care system do not have full program responsibility for the medical records program. Reference: VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II, Appendix G33, Medical Records Administrator Qualifications Standards. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements.The majority of work is performed in an office setting with adequate light, heat and ventilation. Work is mostly sedentary, but requires light lifting under 15 pounds; light carrying under 15 pounds; walking (1 hour); near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; workingclosely with others; working alone; and prolong or irregular hours of work. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12.

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