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Advanced Medical Support Assistant (CITC)

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Temple
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

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: 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 Education: One year above high school OR, Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. 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 3.j. Foreign Education: To be creditable, education completed outside the U.S. must have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. programs. Preferred Experience: Scheduling per the VA 1230 Scheduling Directive. Experience working with outpatient consults and working cohesively with third-party vendors. Knowledge of billing procurement and ICD-10 coding Working with an automatic call distribution phone system, making outbound calls and accepting incoming calls. Knowledge of the Mission Act laws and requirements. Critical thinking skills. Minimum of 1-year experience with time management, use of multi-program applications, and proper phone etiquette. Ability to provide excellent customer skill and able to provide conflict resolution if required. Grade Determinations: Advanced Medical Support Assistant GS-06 Experience: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to: Independently performs a full range of duties related to the delivery of healthcare services in an inpatient or outpatient setting Advises clinical staff on current administrative processes Responsible for answering phones, greeting patients, relaying messages to appropriate staff inside or outside of the unit, scheduling appointments, including interpreting and verifying provider orders in accordance with VHA national scheduling guidelines Scheduling, canceling, re-scheduling patient appointments and/or consults Entering no-show information; Monitoring appointment requests from multiple electronic sources Participating in huddles with other MSAs and/or clinic staff to determine the daily needs of the clinic, monitoring both inpatient and outpatient appointments in areas of responsibility Verifying and updating demographics and insurance information when patients check-in for appointments. Coordinates administrative functions relating to emergency and non-emergency transfers to other VA facilities or private hospitals and determines appointment type based on the patient's eligibility status i.e., TRICARE, sharing agreements, collaterals, research patient, VA employee, etc.. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition the above stated experience, applicants must demonstrate all of the KSAs below: a. Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide range of medical clinicians across multiple disciplines e.g. medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nursing staff to accomplish team goal setting to ensure medical care to patients is met. b. Ability to independently set priorities and organize work to meet deadlines, ensuring compliance with established processes, policies, and regulations. c. Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, electronically, by phone, in person, and in writing, with internal and external customers. This may include preparing reports in various formats and presenting data to various organizational levels, as well as resolving patient concerns d. Advanced knowledge of the technical health care process including, but not limited to, scheduling across interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery and/or care in the community models and patient health care portals as it relates to access to care. e. Advanced knowledge of policies and procedures associated with interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery and/or care in the community operational activities that affect patient flow, and patient support care administrative functions to include, but not limited to appointment cycles, outside patient referrals, follow-up care, overbooking, provider availability, etc. f. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology due to the technical nature of language utilized by clinicians. References: VA Handbook 5005/117 Part II Appendix G45 Medical Support Assistant dated August 1, 2019 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-6. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Some work may require movement between offices, hospitals, warehouses, and similar areas for meetings and to conduct work. Work may also require walking/standing, in conjunctions with travel to and attendance at meetings and/or conferences away from the work site. Incumbent may carry and lift light items weighing less than 15 pounds.

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Temple , Advanced Medical Support Assistant (CITC), Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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