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 Health System Specialist (Associate Group Practice Manager) in Gainesville, Florida Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Health System Specialist (Associate Group Practice Manager) – Gainesville, Florida
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 299379Start Date: 07/29/2020End Date: 08/18/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements listed below by the closing date of this announcement, 08/18/2020. Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR): The 0671 series requires specific education or experience to be met in order to be appointed into a position of this series. You must meet one of the pre-determined Education or Experience Individual Occupational Requirements listed below as set by Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Undergraduate and Graduate Education in a Major study of hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. Experience of progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement Special Provision for Inservice Placement: Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included: Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements; Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual’s progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program. After meeting the required IOR, you must also meet the following Time-In-Grade Requirement. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. In addition to meeting both the IOR and Time-In-grade, you may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: For the GS-11: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Qualifying specialized experience includes: Applying a wide range of advanced practice, theories, and emerging information in health care delivery analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare IT systems operations and knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies, and precedents, major issues, program goals and objectives, develop new or modified work methods. Utilizing thorough in-depth knowledge of the clinical environment, including practices, procedures, policies, strengths and weaknesses in order to effectively use data to track and manage patient care. Working thorough and current knowledge of emerging and/or state of the art technology, as well as seasoned knowledge of VA protocol, regulations, programs and processes related to informatics. Understanding of the data life cycle including data design, collection, and management in order to input, retrieve, analyze, summarize and present information effectively. Identifying usability, data standards, data validation, understanding content relationships, and interoperability between/among systems. Communicating both orally and in a variety of written media with all levels of end users, management, and OI&T personnel, both internal and external to the facility, in order to make effective oral presentations in a variety of settings and to prepare policies, procedures, memoranda and training materials, including concise, understandable charts and graphs and other briefing materials. Using automation and software systems and options that affect clinical practice, and knowledge of technologies that is likely to benefit healthcare delivery processes in order to troubleshoot functionality issues and develop solutions, and to ensure quality management of clinical operations. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree Or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related (Transcripts Required). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond master’s or equivalent graduate degree. For the GS-12: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Qualifying specialized experience includes: Working a wide range of qualitative/quantitative as well as analytical/evaluative methods for development and management of a major administrative program for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems in the areas of Clinic Cancellation and No Show, Veteran’s Choice Process, Auditing, Consult Management, Telephone Call Center Processes, Contingency Planning, Elevation Planning, Communications Planning, Change Management, Virtual Care Technologies, IT, Equipment and Staffing Acquisitions, Logistics Management, Space Utilization, Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Process Improvement, Veterans Experience, and Service Bookability. Implementing a range of national administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important public programs including those such as advanced principles and strategies for access improvement, Joint Commission, VACAA Laws 203 and 303, Clinical Management Directive, Scheduling Directive, Consult and Telephone Access to Care Guidance, and MISSION Act. Using wide variety of computer and data management packages and VA databases including those such as Clinic Practice Management Dashboard, VISTA, CPRS, Clinic Access Index, Access Glide Path, SAIL, SPARQ, SHEP, and Pyramid. Understanding in agency program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and methods of evaluating program events, milestones, and accomplishments. Skill sufficient to plan, organize, and lead teams to accept and implement recommendations where conflicting goals may exist. Applying knowledge of Federal government policies, regulations, and trends in the areas of management systems, as well as an understanding of the public and private sector trends in health care. There is no educational substitution at this grade level. *See more in the “Additional Information” section
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