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MEDICAL RECORDS TECH (HIT) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 277592Start Date: 06/19/2020End Date: 07/10/2020
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Experience and Education
(1) Experience. One year of creditable experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and a general understanding of health records. Six months of the required one year of creditable experience must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform MRT HIT work. OR, (2) Education. An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, with a major field of study in health information technology/health information management, or a related degree with a minimum of 12 semester hours in health information technology/health information management (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, legal aspects of health care, and introduction to health records). OR, (3) Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of creditable experience and education are qualifying towards meeting basic experience requirements. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate for combining education and creditable experience: (a) Six months of creditable experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology, privacy and release of information, the health record, and one year above high school with a minimum of six semester hours of health information technology/health information management. (b) Six months of creditable experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology, privacy and release of information, the health record, and successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the U.S. 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 health record techniques and procedures. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency. MRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Creditable Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is paid or non-paid employment directly related to the position to be filled, or in a related field, such as medical support assistants, clinic/ward clerks, health record file room/scanning technicians, medical coding, or other positions that include knowledge of the content and uses of health records. To be creditable, the candidate’s experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with current MRT HIT practice. Quality of Experience. To be creditable, experience must be documented on the application or resume and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means. Grade Determinations:
GS-4 MRT (HIT) Entry Level
Experience or Education. None beyond basic requirements.
Assignment. Employees at this level serve in entry level MRT (HIT) positions and receive close supervision from more experienced HIT staff members.
GS-5 MRT (HIT) Developmental Level 1
Experience. 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/health information management (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, legal aspects of health care, and introduction to health records). Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1. Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers. 2. Ability to utilize health information technology and various office software products used in health information management positions (e.g., Microsoft Excel, electronic health records, and delinquency tracking software). 3. Knowledge of health record documentation guidelines and industry standards. 4. Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work to complete duties within required timeframes. 5. Ability to apply knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy to fully understand the content of a health record.
GS-6 MRT (HIT)
Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1.Ability to navigate efficiently through the health record to locate needed information. 2. Ability to analyze health record documentation to ensure compliance with guidelines and industry standards. 3. Skill in investigating potential health record errors and making corrections, when appropriate. 4. Skill in interpreting and applying health information guidelines and using judgment to complete assignments.
5. Ability to follow up on incomplete health record documentation. GS-7 MRT (HIT) Full Performance Level
Experience. One year of experience comparable to the next lower level.
Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
1. Ability to judge whether health records contain sufficient information for regulatory requirements, are acceptable as legal documents, are adequate for continuity of patient care, and support education and research needs. 2. Ability to take appropriate actions if health record content is not adequate, accurate, timely, and/or reliable. 3. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with individuals or groups , to facilitate compliance with established policies and regulations. 4. Skill in using appropriate software and computer applications to analyze and record documentation trends. 5. Ability to apply qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessment and improvement of health records. 6. Ability to work independently and utilize problem-solving techniques in the accomplishment of work. References: VA Handbook 5005/124 Part II Appendix G59 Medical Records Technician Qualification Standards The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 05 to 07.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 pounds); Moderate carrying (15-44 pounds); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (1-4 hours); Standing (1-4 hours).
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