Health System Specialist (Performance Improvement Officer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Corporate Resources (Headquarters), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Armed Forces Retirement Home, with Washington, DC as the duty location. The mission of AFRH is to fulfill our nation's commitment to its veterans by providing a premier retirement community with exceptional residential care and extensive support services.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As a Health System Specialist (Performance Improvement Officer), you will:

- Design and implement mechanisms to ensure a systematic, comprehensive, data-driven approach to care, primarily through coordinating, overseeing, and evaluating the effectiveness of the overall PI program for the Agency as a whole (both the Gulfport and Washington facilities).

- Conduct and lead projects and studies to examine and analyze issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity in such areas as: clinical services; medical and pharmacy; staff development; finance; psychosocial; Resident services; safety; and campus operations utilizing nationally recognized standards.

- Work to maintain and improve the PI program and in support of preventing adverse events, promoting safety and quality, and reducing risks to residents and caregivers, thus ensuring residents at both facilities receive the highest levels of care.

- Coordinate and lead annual organizational assessments to determine compliance with national laws, regulations, and standards, and maintain ongoing compliance with accreditation requirements and evidence based practice.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
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  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

- Establishing, developing, and implementing a facility-wide Performance Improvement (PI) Program with emphasis on risk management, patient care, and healthcare services; AND
- Interpreting and applying Joint Commission (TJC) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) compliance standards in order to oversee, coordinate, evaluate, and enhance a facility-wide performance improvement program; AND
-Conducting and leading projects, assessments, surveys, and studies, which includes planning and coordinating reviews, performing data validation, and writing and editing draft and final reports.


OR

Special Provision for In-service Placement:
Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included: Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements; Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.


SPECIAL NOTE: Long-term care experience is highly desired.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks

Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

Education

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S Department of Education.

Additional information

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a Non bargaining unit position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
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Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance Program.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Technical and Communication . Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES-- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:

- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should showa "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)

- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.

- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal includes the final rating. if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for
this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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