Medical Support Assistant (Somersworth CBOC) Job in Somersworth, New Hampshire – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Medical Support Assistant (Somersworth CBOC) – Somersworth, New Hampshire
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 320710
Start Date: 09/04/2020
End Date: 09/18/2020

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/Education: 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 One (1) year above high school; OR Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. English Language Proficiency: Medical Support Assistants 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-3 MSA (Entry Level) Experience or Education. None beyond the basic requirements. Assignment. This is an entry level MSA position. It is expected that MSAs receive guidance from more experienced staff members and require frequent and direct supervision. GS-4 MSA (Developmental Level) Experience or Education. One year of experience in clerical or office work that indicates the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position or two years of education above high school. Assignment. This is a developmental level MSA position. It is expected that MSAs receive guidance from more experienced staff members for more difficult tasks and require frequent and direct contact from the assigned lead and/or supervisor. Assignments at this level include but are not limited to: interacting with both internal and external customers; establishing and maintaining medical outpatient and inpatient charts as well as administrative records; verifying third party insurance and updating information in the Insurance Capture Buffer (ICB) system; obtaining medical information from patients; coordinating information and actions related to patient care and services; and scheduling appointments in accordance with VHA national scheduling guidelines. The MSA refers all questions requiring immediate medical attention to appropriate health care team member. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: Ability to meet, communicate and interact with individuals from varying backgrounds and other health care team members in a courteous and helpful manner in order to complete job assignments. Ability to use various types of office automation equipment and software. Ability to set up, organize, and maintain record systems. GS-5 MSA (Full Performance Level) Experience or Education. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or 4 years of education above high school. Assignment. This is the full performance level for MSAs. At this level, the MSA performs a full range of duties. The MSA is responsible for scheduling appointments, including interpreting and verifying provider orders in accordance with VHA national scheduling guidelines. Assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: scheduling, canceling, re-scheduling patient’s appointments and/or consults; entering no-show information; monitoring the electronic wait list; preparing for clinic visits; monitoring both inpatient and outpatient appointments for areas of responsibility; ensuring encounter forms are completed in order to obtain appropriate workload credit; verifying and updating demographics and insurance information; processing all emergency and non-emergency transfers to other VA facilities or private hospitals; performing basic eligibility, co-pays and preauthorization requirements for specific coverage (i.e., TRICARE, sharing agreements, etc.). Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: Ability to operate computerized programs and databases in order to enter, modify and retrieve sensitive information/data into or from electronic medical records, scheduling systems and/or reports. Knowledge of basic medical terminology. Ability to make appointments in a clinical setting. Ability to work independently in the accomplishment of a wide variety of duties, including setting priorities and coordinating work. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. Ability to identify customer’s concerns, perform the tasks required to resolve the issue accurately and timely, and follow-up as necessary to ensure a satisfactory resolution. References: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G45, Medical Support Assistant Qualification Standard GS-0679 Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Typically, the employee sits to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books and small parts, etc. May be called upon to escort and/or assist mobility-challenged Veterans, such as pushing wheelchairs.

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