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Supervisory Health System Specialist

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Temple
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:







This Job Opportunity Announcement for the Central VA Health Care System serves to fill the Supervisory Health Systems Specialist (organizational title is Credentialing and Privileging Manager) assigned to the Medical Staff Office, which is under the Chief of Staff (COS)

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The Supervisory Health Systems Specialist (Credentialing and Privileging Manager) is responsible for working collaboratively with local and VISN leadership to identify and/or implement best practices and advising VAMC leadership of all program requirements pertaining to the C&P program. The incumbent will ensure quality assurance and provide oversight for the VAMC C&P program.

The C&P Manager is also responsible to ensure that the Medical Staff Bylaws/Rules and Regulations are reviewed and updated annually (or as needed) to reflect regulations or accreditation standards. The C&P Manager serves as the VAMC's Senior Technical Advisor and as the primary consultant and liaison to the VISN C&P Officer. The incumbent outlines VAMC C&P program goals and objectives, identifies risks, supervises all VAMC C&P employees, ensures training and education, and completes second level reviews as appropriate. Other Major Duties include but are not limited to

Identifies and presents to leadership the resources necessary for accomplishing the mission and function of the facility's C&P program Manages the C&P staff; sets and adjusts short and long-term priorities Develops, modifies, and/or interprets performance standards Provides advice, counsel, and instruction to employees on work and administrative matters Serve as approving official for leave requests and approving official for credit card purchases and reconciliations; conducts staff meetings and composes minutes Hears and resolves issues and complaints from employees Provides consulting and guidance to local leadership and C&P employees on all matters pertaining to the facility's C&P program Determines appropriate actions, including those resulting from VISN and local level reviews Consultant for the facility's C&P program Researches provider credentialing requirements Monitors National Practitioner Databank reporting and queries results Coordinates with Service Chiefs and service level administrative teams for annual Committee(s) review of clinical privileges and scope of practice forms Reviews clinical privileges and scope of practices for accuracy, setting specific indicator and signature appropriations as required for VAMC compliance with Joint Commission Standards Provides SME guidance to VAMC leadership related to credentialing, privileging, adverse privileging actions, NPDB reporting, and SLB reporting. Serves as liaison and partner with Human Resources Service programs for common program goals

Work Schedule: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Telework: Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Health System Specialist/PD99874O

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required


Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0671 Health System Specialist




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 background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/12/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.

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) Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

Analysis and Problem Solving Analytical Thinking Communications Critical Thinking Leadership Planning and Evaluating

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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Note: The work is sedentary. Occasionally, light physical effort may be required, such as that involved with walking, stair climbing, and carrying of light office items.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

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.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Temple , Supervisory Health System Specialist, Other , Temple, Texas

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