Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Medical Support Assistant in Aurora, Colorado
The Medical Support Assistant performs administrative functions in support of the Chief of Renal Section and the Chief of Medical Service. The primary purpose of this position is for general office administration and patient management, which includes scheduling and documentation of workload data from all areas of the Renal Section.
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- Maintains patient data in support of the clinical activities. Forwards Renal reports and correspondence to referring physicians, both within RMR and outside the organization. Indicates completion of consults and procedures in the VISTA tracking system, and records appropriate workload data and diagnostic code data that is necessary for reimbursement from third parties.
- Schedules patients for Renal clinics. The incumbent will use the VA computerized appointment system in order to confirm, cancel, or change patient appointments and physician appointment schedules.
- Maintains a system for receiving all incoming phone calls, relaying information and providing assistance from office records, schedules, etc. from the professional hospital staff, patients, equipment and pharmaceutical company representatives, for any area of Medical Service and/or Research Laboratory and all departments within the hospital.
- Generates reports monthly to verify the completion of the data entry.
- Using the computer/word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs (Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel) to prepare a wide variety of correspondence, directives, manuscripts and grant applications and reviews and reports in support of the Sections.
- Provides clerical support to the Renal and Office of Chief Sections to include: typing, answering telephones, filing, photocopying, and specialized projects.
- Decides appropriate information flows. Receiving and reviewing incoming mail, making proper distribution and/or taking personal action on recurring and non-recurring reports, patient appointments, supplies, budgets, reports, fellowship applications (physicians and physician assistants).
- Establishes and maintains a complete and resourceful filing system concerning correspondence, meetings, reprints and original manuscripts.
- Arranges conference calls for clinical, educational, and research purposes.
- Maintains office equipment and supplies including copier, fax machine, scanner.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday various hours Fi*nancial Disclosure Report:* Not required
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0679 Medical Support Assistance
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- 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
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 or Education. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or 4 years of education above high school. Grade Determinations: GS-5: Candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below:
Ability to operate computerized programs and databases in order to enter, modify and retrieve sensitive information/data into or from electronic medical records, scheduling systems and/or reports.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
Ability to make appointments in a clinical setting.
Ability to work independently in the accomplishment of a wide variety of duties, including setting priorities and coordinating work.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels.
Ability to identify customer's concerns, perform the tasks required to resolve the issue accurately and timely, and follow-up as necessary to ensure a satisfactory resolution.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G45
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-5.
Physical Requirements:The work performed is predominately clerical in nature and requires no special physical standards. The work is usually performed in an office setting, working with others and/or alone. As typical in an office setting, there is the possibility for multiple distractions from normal operating functions and the incumbent is expected to be able to physically perform the duties of the position, aides permitted (which may include walking, sitting, reaching and bending). The work may also include the need for light lifting and carrying (under 15 lbs.) of work materials (i.e. books, binders, papers, etc.).
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.
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 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
Drug test required
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search. This form is required at time of selection.
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, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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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All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/14/2018 to receive consideration.
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Eastern Colorado HCS Denver 13611 E. Colfax Ave Aurora, CO 80045 US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514654000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 10/24/2018 to 11/14/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 5
Salary: $36,317 to $47,214 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time