Medical Records Technician (Coder)

US Military Treatment Facilities under DHA


Date: 1 week ago
City: Houston, TX
Salary: $36,488 - $65,069 / year
Contract type: Full time
US Military Treatment Facilities under DHA

Duties



  • Code disease and injury diagnoses, acuity of care, and procedures in a wide range of ambulatory settings and specialties.

  • Performs qualitative analysis to ensure accuracy, internal consistency and correlation of recorded data.

  • Perform technically complex medical record coding for outpatient medical conditions.

  • Audit medical/specialty diagnoses and procedures reported by providers and applies technical Department of Defense (DoD) coding requirements.

  • Conducts training classes for clinical staff pertaining to coding and documentation.




Requirements


Conditions of Employment



  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.

  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.



Qualifications



Who May Apply: US Citizens



In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document






GS-08: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience in applying, rules, procedures, to make recommendations to improve procedures for compiling and retrieving medical records information; identify specific clinical findings, support existing diagnoses, or substantiate listing additional diagnoses in the medical record; code complicated medical records that are difficult to classify; gather and represent data graphically; conduct internal audits assist in training providers, clerical staff and coding trainees. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07)



Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted




GS-07: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes skill in applying, a wide-ranging body of rules, procedures, and operations; medical terminology, procedures, anatomy, physiology, and disease processes; ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM diagnosis, CPT procedural, evaluation, and management, coding techniques; and computerized data entry and retrieval systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06)



Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted




GS-06: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes intermediate knowledge of basic rules, procedures, and operations to compile and retrieve medical records information to code in medical record coding system, posses knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, anatomy, physiology, and disease. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05)



Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted




GS-05: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes coding basic medical records; by gathering and represent data graphically to manage medical records, and inputting them into a medical record coding system. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04)



OR



Education: Four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university



OR



Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages





Education


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.




Additional information





  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

  • 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.

  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.

  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.









  • Benefits



    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.



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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.








How You Will Be Evaluated



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


Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.






  • Benefits



    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.



    Review our benefits



    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.




  • Required Documents



    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.


    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    1. Your resume:



    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.

    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.

    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.


    2. Other supporting documents:

    • Cover Letter, optional

    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable

    • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses.

    • License/Certification: This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses.



    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.



    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.




  • How to Apply




    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/01/2022to receive consideration.



    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11741918).

    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.



    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/




    Agency contact information


    Army Applicant Help Desk




    Website

    https://portal.chra.army.mil/hr_public?id=app_inq




    Address



    JT-DHA-DD83DB DHA SAN ANTONIO MKT-BROOKE AMC


    DO NOT MAIL


    Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234


    US




    Next steps



    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.




  • Fair and Transparent



    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.



    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

    • Reasonable accommodation policy

    • Financial suitability

    • Selective Service

    • New employee probationary period

    • Signature and false statements

    • Privacy Act

    • Social security number request






Required Documents



The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:



  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.

  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.

  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.


2. Other supporting documents:

  • Cover Letter, optional

  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable

  • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses.

  • License/Certification: This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses.



NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.



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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