Medical Administration Specialist – Health Administrative Specialist on Duty (HOD)

Job title: Medical Administration Specialist – Health Administrative Specialist on Duty (HOD)

Company: Federal government of the United States

Job description: SummaryThe incumbent serves as a Medical Administrative Specialist- Health Administrative Specialist on Duty (HOD) located in the Office of the Chief, Health Administration Service (HAS), or Business Office (BO), or
Medical Administration Service (MAS), or similarly named and organized service; the position has both the authority and responsibility to represent both the Medical Center Director and the Chief, HAS on all administrative matters occurring when assigned to other than a normal tour of duty.Overview

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Open & closing dates03/13/2024 to 03/26/2024Salary$49,025 – $63,733 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 7Locations2 vacancies in the following locations:Remote jobNoTelework eligibleNoTravel Required25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent –Work scheduleFull-time –ServiceCompetitivePromotion potential9Job family (Series)Supervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskTrust determination processAnnouncement numberCARZ-12346071-24-PHControl number781181700This job is open toVideosDuties***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION***Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Delegated full authority and responsibility to exercise the Medical Center Director’s prerogative in medical administrative matters and issues that may arise.
  • Represents management in (non-policy making) administrative matters.
  • Represents management in matters pertaining to the lawful retention of veterans in the VAMC.
  • Maintains continuity of functions and provides full medical administrative support during other than normal tours of duty to clinical and administrative medical center staff.
  • Responsible for achieving management objectives and supporting the decision of management in carrying out duties.
  • Provides technical guidance necessary to meet procedural, legal, and administrative requirements relating to the care and treatment of patients to achieve optimum use of available resources.
  • Processes administrative issues surrounding beneficiary death, seriously ill cases, elopements, suicides, assaults, deaths on arrival (DOAs), homicides, code blue, cost recovery matters, and facility or community disasters, etc.
  • Assists in responding to emergencies, determines priorities and nature of action to be taken.
  • Assists with computer issues during non-business hours.
  • Maintains good public and media relations as instructed and trained by the Public Affairs Officer until the designated employee arrives.
  • Conducts analytical studies on operational processes, issue topics, or related special projects as assigned.
  • Reviews data and information for trends, problem areas, and makes recommendations to management to resolve issues.
  • Performs all verification of veteran eligibility and enrollment within VHA.

Work Schedule: 24/7 coverage with 12 hour rotating shifts which include Weekends, Holidays, Evenings, Nights and Day shifts.
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI):
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredRequirementsConditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • To be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Physical Requirements: The work requires much walking through the medical center with occasionally the requirement to lift objects such as suitcases, clothing, or medical charts. Work is accomplished in a busy, generally congested office area. The HOD routinely goes to most sections and buildings, including offices, clinics, wards, laboratories and the morgue.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) – See “Required Documents” below for details.
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) – See “Additional Information” below for details.

QualificationsTo qualify for this position at the GS-07 level, you must meet one of the following:Specialized Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5) in the Federal Service, that is directly related to the work of the position and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties as a Medical Administrative Specialist – HOD. Qualifying specialized experience includes Basic knowledge of medical center organization, functions, specialties, and programs, i.e., Social Work,
Nursing, Laboratory, Radiology, etc.; experience locating and interpreting regulations from a wide range of sources; reviewing data and information for trends, problem areas, and makes recommendations to management to resolve issues; ability to cope with wide variety of problems and to resolve them quickly and decisively; and explain and organize complex issues in writing.~OR~Education: One (1) full year of successfully completed graduate level education or superior academic achievement, that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.~OR~Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): To qualify for SAA, applicants must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled and meet one of the following:

  • Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university or major subdivision.
  • A grade-point average of “B” (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • A grade point average of “B+” (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. For a list of recognized honor societies please visit http://www.achsnatl.org/quick_link.asp.

For more information regarding SAA please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.asp#e4f.~OR~Combination: equivalent combination of successfully completed education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the position as outlined above that meets the requirements of the position. Only education beyond a bachelor’s degree may be used to qualify applicants for the GS-07 level. NOTE: If using education combined with specialized experience to qualify, a copy of your transcript is required.For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at .EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .Additional informationReceiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (605) 347-2511.The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 80 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website at .This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Expected salary: $49025 – 63733 per year

Location: Fort Meade, SD

Job date: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 01:00:29 GMT

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