Medical Records Technician
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For EHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
GS-04: One (1) year of general experience that includes knowledge of standardized medical records procedures, methods, and requirements covering the establishment, coding, maintenance and disposition of patient records sufficient to code diagnostic and operative/procedural information.
GS-05: One (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal system that includes knowledge of an extensive body of well-established medical records procedures, rules, processes, policies, and directives, including JCAHO standards, covering the principles of establishing, coding, maintaining, and disposition of patient records sufficient to analyze medical records, perform quality review, compile statistical data for reports, and release of information.
GS-06: One (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal system that includes knowledge of an extensive body of rules, JCAHO requirements, procedures and operations covering a variety of well-established processes, policies, and directives covering the establishment, coding, quality assurance, maintenance of special registries, release, and disposition of patient records.
GS-07: One (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal system that includes knowledge of and skill in applying, a standardized body of rules, procedures, and operations such as: general physiology, major anatomical systems, and related disease processes, medical terminology that covers the full range of general medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital terms and abbreviations, as well as medical abstracts.
GS-08: One (1) year of specialized experience to at least the (GS-07) level in the Federal system that includes extensive knowledge of well-established rules, procedures, regulations, principles and operations covering patient medical records, their required contents, establishment and maintenance of special registries, documentation of incidents, and diagnostic coding requirements and procedures.
GS-09: One (1) year of specialized experience to at least the (GS-08) level in the Federal system that includes advising and providing counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management; reviewing and determining subsequent action to correct medical records that contain discrepancies and deficiencies; overseeing the accurate and complete retrieval of records and medical data to meet internal and external auditors? requirements; and evaluating diagnoses and procedures identified by the professional staff to ensure compliance with the Diagnostic Related Group management program.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of and well established medical record procedures and regulations to include administration, filing, researching, handling, securing and completing sufficient to provide properly filed and completed patient records.
2. Knowledge of medical terminology; the structure and physiology of major anatomical systems and the major diseases of each to code and maintain medical records.
3. Knowledge of general office administrative and clerical procedures to perform receptionist duties, answer telephone, distribute mail, maintain office files/forms, and order supplies; and correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to accurately prepare and edit written documents and reports. Knowledge of basic office automation software to perform functions such as standardized word processing and receipt or transmission of electronic mail.
4. Skill in gathering required data and preparing related reports.
5. Ability to analyze medical records, apply appropriate codes, and determine medical and legal sufficiency of the record.
6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
7. Skill in typing; a qualified typist is required
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance
- Initiates, maintains and codes medical records in accordance with prescribed directives.
- Locates and extracts pertinent information from medical files.
- Uses multiple office automation software with varied functions to produce a wide of range of documents, formats.
- Provides technical assistance to medical staff identifies codes that will yield information desired and suggests avenues of exploration if appropriate.