SUPERVISORY MEDICAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Aug 03, 2021
Closes
Aug 06, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Hampton VA Medical Center, Health Administration Service (HAS). Incumbent serves as the Supervisory MSA with the responsibilities of supervising, planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, evaluating and reporting on plans and procedures required to meet the administrative activities and programs within the section and throughout the Medical Center, including all Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

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Responsibilities

Primary Care Supervisory MSA role includes but is not limited to:
  • Delegated full authority to manage, supervise, and administer the various functions within the Primary Care administrative support unit .
  • Responsible for establishing meetings and training to discuss work problems, adoption of new work processes, and in-service training.
  • Coordinates leave schedules to ensure coverage of assigned areas is maintained and interfaces with other HAS Managers to seek additional resources if required.
  • Prepares performance standards, functional statements and position descriptions, ensuring they are current and accurate.
  • Initiates requests for personnel action, interviews applicants, or presides over an interview panel and makes recommendations to Chief, HAS, for selection.
  • Assigns work to employees, particularly new duties or major projects, which are undertaken periodically.
  • Serves as committee member and improvement team member, pertaining to various items involving access and scheduling issues by providing management services and technical to achieve maximum utilization of treatment and care facilities.
  • Conducts meetings with employees to ensure good communication and to keep them informed of specific matters such as changes in procedures, policies and conformance to required regulations.

Call Center Supervisory MSA role includes but is not limited to:
  • Delegated full authority to manage, supervise, and administer the various functions within the Primary Care, Specialty Care, and Mental Health Call Centers.
  • Responsible for establishing meetings and training to discuss work problems, adoption of new work processes, and in-service training.
  • Manage the daily workflow within the call center units to determine the appropriate staffing levels to receive and answer incoming calls within the national call center standards.
  • Coordinates leave schedules to ensure coverage of assigned areas is maintained and interfaces with other HAS Managers to seek additional resources if required.
  • Prepares performance standards, functional statements and position descriptions, ensuring they are current and accurate.
  • Initiates requests for personnel action, interviews applicants, or presides over an interview panel and makes recommendations to Chief, HAS, for selection.
  • Assigns work to employees, particularly new duties or major projects, which are undertaken periodically.
  • Conducts meetings with employees to ensure good communication and to keep them informed of specific matters such as changes in procedures, policies and conformance to required regulations.

Work Schedule: 8am-4:30pm
Telework: Not Available.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: PD000000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

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 and Education: (1) Experience - Six months experience of clerical, office, customer service, or other administrative work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; or (2) Education - One year above high school; or (3) Experience/Education - Equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • English Language Proficiency: MSAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
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).

Grade Determinations: For Supervisory Medical Support Assistant, GS-8: One year of experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-7. In addition to the Basic Requirements defined above, the incumbent must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Ability to provide the full range of administrative and supervisory duties to at least on subordinate MSA supervisor or team leader in a patient support setting which includes assignment of work, performance evaluations, selection of staff, and recommendation of awards and/or advancements.
  • Ability to collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate customer service and interpersonal skills with internal and external customers to ensure quality/continuity of care and ensure compliance with established policies and regulations.
  • Ability to provide briefings, orientations, staff development, and training in a patient support setting.
  • Ability to manage fiscal matters, forecast resource and equipment needs, and identify budget needs.
  • Advanced knowledge of managing or leading patient support staff in a clinic. This includes independently utilizing reference sources, decision making, and empowering the team to collaborate and resolve problems within a complex systems environment.
References: For additional information, please refer to VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G45 Medical Support Assistant Qualification Standards, GS-0679, dated August 1, 2019. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8.

Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion, such as extended periods of walking while making clinical rounds or making contacts with other services of the Medical Center. There are also some requirements for standing, twisting, bending, sitting, and carrying of supplies, forms, and charts.

Education

IMPORTANT: 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. 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.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Other (1)
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


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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