Supervisory Medical Records Administrator (Chief of HIMS)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: September 13, 2019
The Supervisory Medical Record Administrator (Chief of HIMS)
provide technical advice, planning, and evaluation about Health
Information Management issues impacting the overall program on a
regular and recurring basis. The Supervisory Medical Records
Administrator, is the highest level professional position at the
facility with responsibility for the management and direction of
the Health Information Management (HIMS) program and
services.IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your
application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
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
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include, but not limited to:
- Responsible for the administrative management of health
records, which includes planning, managing, advising, and directing
the health information program in accordance with applicable
Federal laws, facility by-laws, VHA policy, The Joint Commission
standards, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities (CARF), and other regulatory and accrediting
- Responsible for all facets of health records management for the
facility ensuring maintenance of complete, accurate, timely,
clinically-pertinent, and readily-accessible patient health
records, which contain sufficient recorded information to serve as
a basis to plan patient care, support diagnoses, warrant treatment,
measure outcomes, support education, research, and facilitate
performance improvement processes and legal requirements.
- Develop policies, processes, and procedures that address all
VA, Federal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements for HIM.
- Assure that all health information that is coded and abstracted
meets the requirements of the VA and/or The Joint Commission and is
consistent with professional health records standards.
- Provide detailed technical expertise in health records science
and other very technical aspects of health information.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 09/16/2019.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when
it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with
Experience. Three years of experience in the field of medical
records that included the preparation, maintenance, and management
of medical records and health information systems. At least 1 year
of this experience must be comparable to a GS-4 level position.
An associate's degree in the health information field plus 1 year
of experience that included the preparation, maintenance, and
management of medical records and health information systems.
NOTE: Successfully completed training for health information
technicians in a school accredited by the American Health
Information Management Association (AHIMA) at the time the program
was completed may be substituted for 1 year of experience. No
credit may be given for partial completion of such training.
Education. Education equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from an
accredited university or college.
Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of
experience and education may be used to meet basic
Specialized Experience GS-13: At least 1 year of experience
comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-12) that demonstrates
the KSAs described at that level. In addition, the candidate must
demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the
potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs indicated by an
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the legal, ethical, and professional standards as
they apply to health information management;
- Ability to provide sound, technical guidance to the
professional and medical center staff about major program, legal,
or procedural changes related to health information
- * Ability to revise medical center procedures to improve health
information management services and to evaluate, modify, and/or
adapt new methods to meet regulatory requirements;
- * Skill in conducting studies and analyzing data; and
- * Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which
includes program planning, coordination, interpretation,
supervision, consultation, negotiation, problem solving, and
Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level,
the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope,
complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by
the incumbent at least 25% of the time. At this grade level,
positions may be non-supervisory, supervisory, or managerial as
Supervisory Medical Record Administrators at this grade level are
Chiefs of HIMS in VA Medical Centers that are the highest
complexity level category for VHA facilities, and which are
affiliated, tertiary care facility/health care system with
comprehensive research programs and thus warrant an expanded senior
leadership team. MRAs in this assignment provide technical advice,
planning, and evaluation about health information management issues
impacting the overall program on a regular and recurring basis. The
MRA is the highest level professional position at the facility with
responsibility for the management and direction of the health
information management program and services.
References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G33, dated March
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (up to 44 pounds); light
carrying (up to 15 pounds); reaching above shoulder; use of
fingers; both hands required; walking up to 2 hours, standing up to
7 hours; fine manipulation 7.5 hours.
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