Medical Records Administrator (CHIM) Job in Iron Mountain, Michigan – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Medical Records Administrator (CHIM) – Iron Mountain, Michigan
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 599789
Start Date: 06/16/2022
End Date: 07/07/2022

Qualification Summary
Applicants must meet all requirements within 15 days of the position closing date.
Basic Requirements: Citizenship: Candidates must be a citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with 38 U.S.C. § 7407(a). Experience or Education: 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. {TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED} 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. {TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED} IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.??????? Certification. Persons hired or reassigned to MRA positions in the GS-0669 series in VHA must meet one of the following: Coding Certification through AHIMA or AAPC, HIM Certification through AHIMA or Health Data Analyst Certification through AHIMA. {DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED} May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).
English Language Proficiency: MRAs must be proficient in spoken and written English. See 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f).
Creditable Experience: Experience is only creditable if it is in health information management and is directly related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, the candidate’s experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with current practice. Experience satisfying this requirement must be active practice, which is paid/non-paid employment as an MRT/MRA or related field such as medical coding, qualitative and quantitative health record analysis, Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act privacy and release of information, or preparation, maintenance, and management of health records. GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates: GS-12 Level: Experience: One year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-11 that demonstrates the KSAs described at that level AND Certification. Employees at this level MUST have a HIM Certification (Higher-level health information management certification is limited to certification obtained through AHIMA. To be acceptable for qualifications, the specific certification must represent a comprehensive competency in the occupation. Certification titles may change and certifications that meet the definition of HIM certification may be added/removed by the above certifying body; however, current HIM certifications include Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)). AND Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to determine and evaluate compliance with legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines and accrediting bodies, as they apply to health information management Skill in [evaluating,] developing [and implementing] new policies procedures, and programs. Ability] to [provide] program [oversight, including advisory and technical expertise on a range of health information management practices and guidelines to staff at various levels. Ability to develop and conduct training on health information management programs, policies, procedures, and performance improvement activities. Ability to effectively procure and manage HIM resources (i.e. space, staffing, education, budget, etc.). 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. Customer service skills necessary to effectively communicate (written and verbal) and interact with all levels of hospital personnel, physicians, patients, and outside agencies. Ability to deal effectively with sensitive and/or complex situations. References: VA Handbook 5005/130 Part II Appendix G33
The full performance level of this vacancy is 12.
Physical Requirements: Meet the physical requirements for this position according to VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical, including the possibility of a drug screen.

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