Medical Records Administrator (Assistant Chief HIMs) Job in Portland, Oregon – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Medical Records Administrator (Assistant Chief HIMs) – Portland, Oregon
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 583837
Start Date: 04/05/2022
End Date: 04/26/2022

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 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. NOTE. See paragraph 2a above for a detailed definition of Coding Certification. OR, (2) HIM Certification through AHIMA. NOTE. See paragraph 2d above for a detailed definition of HIM Certification. OR, (3) Health Data Analyst Certification through AHIMA. Grade Determinations: Medical Records Administrator (Assistant Chief (ACHIM)), GS-12 Experience. At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the KSAs described at that level.
(b) Certification. Employees at this level must have a HIM Certification. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs indicated by an asterisk (*): Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
i. Skill in managing various projects and processes], which includes the ability to develop new or improved solutions to complex technical problems in health information management.
ii. Ability to advise management and staff [on a wide range of] health information [management practices] based on current [industry] standards, [policies, statutes, laws, and regulations].
iii. Ability to plan, justify, [develop, evaluate,] assess, [monitor,] and/or 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 successfully apply principles and techniques of sound [resource] management [(i.e., staffing, space, contracts, equipment).
vi. Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties to include assignment of work, completing performance evaluations, selection of staff, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and disciplinary actions. References: VA Handbook 5005/130 PART II APPENDIX G33 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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