Supervisory Medical Support Assistant Job in El Paso, Texas – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Supervisory Medical Support Assistant in El Paso, Texas Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Supervisory Medical Support Assistant – El Paso, Texas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 68151
Start Date: 03/15/2019
End Date: 03/28/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/28/2019.
Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g.) Experience and Education (1) Experience. Six months experience of clerical, office or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; or (2) Education. One year above high school; or (3) Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. Certification. None required. Grandfathering Provision. All MSAs employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply: (1) Such employees may be reassigned, promoted or demoted within the occupation. (2) Employees who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. (3) If an employee who was converted to title 38 hybrid status under this provision leaves the occupation, the employee loses protected status and must meet the full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation. Foreign Education. To be creditable, education completed outside the U.S. must have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U. S. programs. English Language Proficiency. MSAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Grade Determinations: GS-8 Supervisory MSA (a) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. (b) Assignment. Supervisory MSAs at this level plan and direct programs at medical centers and/or
satellite outpatient clinics and have full supervisory responsibility for supervising at least one
subordinate team leader or supervisor. Specialized experience at this level include, but is not limited to:
assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate staff; resolving complex problems to ensure patient
services are met; evaluating new products, equipment, and systems in order to make recommendations
for improved operations; identifying educational or training needs; making final decisions on selections;
evaluating performance, and taking disciplinary action when necessary. The employee has full
administrative and professional responsibility for planning and directing the MSA’s activities.
Responsible for extracting and analyzing data in order to provide reports in support of performance
measures to senior management. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher level
duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range
of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at
least 25% of the time. (c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Candidates must demonstrate the KSAs
below: 1. Ability to provide the full range of administrative and supervisory duties which includes
assignment of work, performance evaluations, selection of staff, and recommendation of awards and/or
advancements. 2. Ability to collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate customer service and interpersonal skills
with all healthcare professionals to ensure quality/continuity of care and ensure compliance with
established policies and regulations. 3. Ability to provide briefings, orientations, staff development, and training. 4. Ability to manage fiscal matters, forecast resource and equipment needs, and identify budget
needs. References: VA Handbook 5005/53, Part II, Appendix G45. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05 Physical Requirements: The work is performed in the VACC Service. There is a combination of potentially extended periods of sitting, standing, bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, pulling, and similar activities, pen-based computing devises, medical records, and manuals required. Incumbent must be able to travel to treatment areas with ease. However, in general, the work does not require special physical demands.

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