Medical Records Technician (Specialized Coder)


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    This is an Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) for Medical Records Technician (Specialized Coders) at Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, New Mexico. Performs specialized medical coding for highly clinical services of Day Surgery, Emergency Department, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Requires integrity skills and mastery of coding proficiency at advance level of competency and education. Reports to Medical Records Supervisor.

    **CERTIFICATION DESIRABLE AND PREFERABLE**
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    Responsibilities

    • Accurately assigns and sequences medical codes for all diagnoses, procedures, and services, using the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM), performed by physicians and all other qualified healthcare providers in the facility.
    • Reviews and assigns accurate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, and appends necessary modifiers to all ambulatory care procedures (joint injections, incision & drainage, infusion, etc.) that occur during the course of the clinic visit
    • Assigns Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) medical codes to facilitate the coding of medical supplies and services provided by physician, therapist, home health, outpatient department, and other caregivers.
    • Responsible for coding all related ambulatory visits, such as pre & post-operative follow up clinic visits, respiratory therapy and physical therapy, that are associated with the primary health care visit.
    • Enters in billing transaction codes and data from charge tickets, to optimize reimbursement collections for the Service Unit. Updates medical codes for charge tickets and provider picklists in Electronic Health Record (EHR) for coding specialty.
    • Performs extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of the medical documentation.
    • Makes the final determination that the record is completed and accurate, and reflects sufficient medical data to justify the diagnosis to evaluate the record for documentation consistency, adequacy, and correlation of recorded data, to meet medical necessity and assign additional coding modifiers.
    • Assures that diagnostic and procedural terminology used is consistent with currently acceptable medical nomenclature approved by the Medical Staff By-Laws and Medical Records Committee.
    • Responsible for creating and maintaining specialized registries for high profile cases.
    • Assists with clinical research studies by collecting data from the medical record and other sources.
    • Works closely with the Clinical Applications Coordinator (CAC) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) Technician in recommendation modifications to EHR templates to improve capture of medical documentation for medical coding.
    • Performs ongoing education, updates and briefings. for the medical staff, business office staff, and other health care providers on changing coding conventions, rules, regulations and guidelines.
    • Performs coding audits independently.


    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    8

  • Job family (Series)
    0675 Medical Records Technician

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Must pass pre-employment examination.
    • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
    • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) of the closing date: December 31, 2018

    Qualifications
    To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

    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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks.
    GS-08: One year specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level.
    Specialized Experience:Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks. Examples include: Extensive experience in applying a comprehensive level of medical terminology and abbreviations; anatomy and physiology; diagnostic services (laboratory, radiology, etc.), major disease processes, pharmacology, pathophysiology and metric system to abstract all the necessary information to assign codes to identify special clinical findings, support existing diagnoses, or substantiate listing additional diagnoses in the medical record.

    Education

    Additional information

    Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

    This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
    • This position is covered by Public Law 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Protection Act (25 United States Code Chapter 34) requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this law, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
    • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
    • Required to work on a rotational basis for shift, including days, evenings, weekend and holidays.
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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions.
    You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions to determine your competency in the following:Attention to Detail
    • Technical Competency
    • Medical Coding
    • Medical Documentation
    • Planning and Evaluating
    You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration.

    The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
    • Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled) - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) - https://www.ihs.gov/jobs/supporting-documents/permanentDocs/ctap.doc
    • Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
    • Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/
    Click here to view vacancy questions: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10252227 . All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Time) of the closing date of 12/31/2018 to be considered.

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  • Required Documents
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    Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:
    • Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience (month and year), hours worked per week, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
    • Indian Preference Applicants: Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated Form BIA-4432 (Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only) is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records, this may include the completion of the family history chart if necessary. If you are obtaining a new form you must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 with expiration date 1/31/2018. For detailed instructions on how to obtain a completed form, see Form BIA-4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Refer to BIA-4432 link: https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/IndianPref_1076-0160_Exp3-31-21.pdf
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30% or more disabled): include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at: http://opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf
    The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 07/25/2018. Other Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10 pt. Veterans Preference applicants who submit a complete application after a Cut-off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the list, if qualified.

    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.

  • Benefits
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    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. Learn 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 to Apply
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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
  • Click 'Apply' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  • Follow the prompts to upload required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • Please ensure you click the 'Submit Application' button to submit your application.
  • Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  • Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Home, then click the Job Title to expand the details. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.
  • The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Paula Williams, 928-656-5010, and/or [email protected]) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: https://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=faq

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    Agency contact information Paula Williams

    Phone
    928-656-5010
    Fax
    928-656-5162
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Shiprock Service Unit
    Hwy 491 N
    PO Box 160
    Shiprock, NM 87420
    US

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    Next steps

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

    You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

    If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504730700 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Indian Health Service
Posted
09/15/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Shiprock, NM, US