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 Medical Records Technician (ROI) in Eugene, Oregon Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Medical Records Technician (ROI) – Eugene, Oregon
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 146347Start Date: 09/10/2019End Date: 09/24/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/24/2019. 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. Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). (1) Experience. 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. OR, (2) Education. 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). OR, (3) Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate for combining education and experience:(a) Six months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses.(b) Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision may be substituted on a month-for month basis for up to six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures. Also requires six additional months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record. Grade Determinations:
GS-4: None beyond basic requirements. GS-5: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or successful completion of four years of education above high school from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in health information technology. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following: Ability to utilize health information technology and various office software products utilized in MRT (ROI) positions (e.g., the electronic health record, release of information systems, etc.); Knowledge of the Joint Commission requirements and/or health record documentation guidelines; and Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties within required timeframes and ability to follow-up on pending issues. GS-6: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following: In-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations related to the authorization and disclosure of health information and ability to apply said laws and regulations related to the disclosure of health information (e.g., Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 38 U.S.C. 7332); Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion; Ability to follow up on pending issues in order to meet required response times; and Ability to research and solve difficult questions related to release of health information in an accurate and timely manner. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/79, PART II, APPENDIX G35
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-4 to GS-6. Physical Requirements: The work of this position is completed in an office setting. There may be prolonged periods of sitting, in addition to some standing, walking and light carrying.
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