Medical Records Admin Job in Reno, Nevada – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Medical Records Admin – Reno, Nevada
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 522855
Start Date: 10/13/2021
End Date: 10/28/2021

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. English Language Proficiency. MRAs must be proficient in spoken and written English. See 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Education or Experience Experience. Three years of [creditable] experience in the field of medical records that included the preparation, maintenance, and management of [health] records and health information systems [demonstrating a knowledge of medical terminology,] medical records [procedures, medical coding, or medical, administrative, and legal requirements of health care delivery] systems. OR, Education. [Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university [recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, with a major field of study in health information management, or a related degree with a minimum of 24 semester hours in health information management or health information technology.] OR, Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of [creditable] experience and education that equals 100 percent may be used to meet basic requirements. [For example, two years above high school from an accredited college or university, with 12 semester hours in health information technology/health information management, plus one year and six months of creditable experience that included the preparation, maintenance, and management of health records and health information systems meets an equivalent combination. Certification. Persons hired or reassigned to MRA positions in the GS-0669 series in VHA must meet one of the following: (1) Coding Certification through AHIMA or AAPC. OR, (2) HIM Certification through AHIMA. OR, (3) Health Data Analyst Certification through AHIMA. NOTE. HIMs Certification is required for all positions above the full performance level. Preferred Experience: Extensive experience in performing health record activities for a government agency. Experience reviewing documentation and facilitating administrative management of health records to ensure program compliance. Expertise in health record content and documentation requirements and health information management. Has a high level of oral and written communication skills. Has mastery of interpersonal interaction, encourages diversity, develops collaborative relationships, and contributes to a culture of civility and trust. Experience in managing and organizing information as it relates to health information management (HIM). Experience making oral presentations and written reports for management. Resolving complex work issues or process with little or no supervision. Grade Determinations: GS-11
In addition to the Basic Requirements described above, applicants must also possess: Experience.
[One] year of [creditable] experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates all of the KSAs described at that level. OR, Education.
Education equivalent to three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited university or college in the field of health information management. AND, Demonstrated Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities
i. Skill in [performance] and process improvement [techniques to develop and implement new or improved solutions in health information management.
ii. Ability to advise management and staff, at various levels, regarding health record documentation requirements and health information management practices based on current industry standards, policies, statues, laws, and regulations.
iii. Ability to plan, justify, develop, evaluate, assess, monitor, and advise on current health information management processes and recommend changes in policies or procedures.
iv. Ability to determine and evaluate compliance with legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines and accrediting bodies, as they apply to health information management.
v. Ability to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret, and transform data into accurate, consistent, and meaningful information. Assignments.
This is considered the full performance level for MRA positions (MRA/HIM Specialist). MRAs work independently in day-to-day assignments. They perform data mining; complex data analysis; and interpret and transform data into accurate, consistent, and timely information in support of the business and operational needs of the HIM department and the organization. They present findings and recommendations to the Chief of HIM (CHIM) and facility leadership. MRAs perform workflow analyses, recommend process improvements, identify and implement best practices, and implement changes as needed to improve the productivity and quality controls of the HIM department. They prepare workload and production reports, monitor trends to identify efficiencies and outliers, and recommend appropriate actions which may involve collaborating with staff at all levels for resolution. The MRA designs and performs quality improvement projects related to health information management to identify and recommend ways of eliminating, combining, simplifying or improving procedures and processes. They compile diagnostic, procedural, and statistical data, and present reports locally, regionally, or nationally. MRAs lead various health record review activities. They participate in various facility, regional, and/or national committees requiring health information management subject matter expertise. The MRA exhibits broad organizational knowledge, communicates and provides training and education to individuals and groups, at multiple levels, both internal and external to the facility. References: VA Handbook 5005/30, PART II, APPENDIX G33, MEDICAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR/MEDICAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, GS-0669, Veterans Health Administration. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11. Physical Requirements: The work is mostly sedentary; however, some bending, stretching, walking, carrying less than 15 pounds and using a computer terminal are required. No special physical characteristics or special physical abilities are required.

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