Supervisory Medical Records Technician (HIT) Job in Tucson, Arizona – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Supervisory Medical Records Technician (HIT) – Tucson, Arizona
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 379129
Start Date: 12/16/2020
End Date: 01/08/2021

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. 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. [EVIDENCE OF THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE DOCUMENTED IN YOUR RESUME] OR, 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). [A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION] OR, 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. [EVIDENCE OF THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE DOCUMENTED IN YOUR RESUME and/or A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION] Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met for this position. Supervisory Medical Records Technician (HIT) GS-08
Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Supervisory MRTs HIT provide the full range of supervisory duties, which include responsibility for determining staffing needs, assignment of work, performance evaluation, selection of staff, recommendations of awards and advancements, and disciplinary actions. They perform ongoing audits of staff for all areas of responsibility and assign work to the staff at an appropriate quality and productivity level. They establish goals, train employees in the accomplishment of tasks or projects, and develop written policies, procedures, and guidelines. They serve as subject matter experts in health record content and documentation requirements. Supervisory MRTs HIT initiate various reports, analyze data, and work closely with clinical services to facilitate timeliness, completion, and accuracy of health record documentation. They monitor, maintain, and create statistical data to include incomplete and delinquent records, as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis findings, to produce reports for medical center management. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of operational tasks including record completion, discharge analysis, and abstracting health records, in accordance with facility accreditation, procedures, and regulatory policies.
(b) Ability to provide expert technical guidance in health record content and documentation requirements.
(c) Skill in utilizing various software and computer applications to generate and analyze various reports.
(d) Ability to coordinate and provide staff development and training.
(e) Ability to coordinate tasks and collaborate with individuals outside the work area and at higher organizational levels.
(f) Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties, to include assignment of work, performance evaluation, selection of staff, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and disciplinary actions, when appropriate. References: VA Handbook 5005/124, Part II, Appendix G59, Medical Records Technician (HIT) Qualification Standard, GS-0675, Veterans Health Administration. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. Physical Requirements: May include but not limited to standing 2 hours per day, use of both hands, use of fingers, sitting up to 8 hours per day.

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