OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.
Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.
If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you.
Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors.
Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis.
Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure.
Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization.
By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.
With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement.
In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount.
As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation.
It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.
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.
Basic Requirements: U.S. citizenship.
Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Experience and Education: (1)Experience.
One year of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record.
Six months of the required one year of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform MRT work.
Two years above high school with a minimum of 12 semester hours directly related to MRT work (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and introduction to health records).
(A copy of transcript should be provided with application if applicable) OR, (3)Experience/Education Combination.
Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying.
The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate for combining education and experience: (a)Six months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses.
(b)Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures.
Also requires six additional months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record.
English Language Proficiency: Medical Record Technicians (Coder) must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA regulation.
Creditable Experience (1) Knowledge of Current Medical Record Technology.
To be creditable, the candidate's experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with current health information or health record technology and/or cancer registry practice and may be paid or non-paid employment.
(2) Quality of Experience.
Experience is only creditable if it is either directly related to the position to be filled or in a related field.
Qualifying experience must also be equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Experience satisfying this requirement must be active practice, which is paid/non-paid employment as a MRT in the parenthetical title.
*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.
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, you must meet the experience and KSAs for the GS-9 Lead MRT (Coder).
One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
(b) Demonstrated KSAs.
In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Ability to work with a team to provide technical guidance, plan, organize, and coordinate activities of a medical record function in order to effectively complete job duties of assignment such as distributing workload, monitoring the status and progress of work, monitoring accuracy of work, etc.; 2. Comprehensive knowledge of medical record technology theories, methods, procedures, and techniques for assigned areas; and 3. Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to meet program objectives.
This may include preparing reports in various formats and presenting data to various organizational levels.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix GS35, MEDICAL RECORD TECHNICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD.
This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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