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Job Title: Medical Record Technician (Release of Information)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Birmingham, AL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Insurance, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Medical Record Technician (Release of Information)

Medical Record Technician - Release of Information (ROI) disclose health information in accordance with all laws and regulations governing authorization and disclosure of health information. This is considered the full performance level for ROI technician positions. ROI technicians at this level apply, interpret and analyze laws and regulations related to the disclosure of health information. Responsible for educating requestors on requirements for submitting requests for health information. Complete all requests for health information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 430 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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 One year of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record. Six months of the required one year of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform MRT work.
OR,
- Education Two years above high school with a minimum of 12 semester hours directly related to MRT work (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and introduction to health records).
OR,
- Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate for combining education and experience: (a) Six months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses. (b) Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures. Also requires six additional months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record.
- English Language Proficiency

In addition to the basic requirements listed above, candidates must also meet the following grade determinations:
- GS-4: No education or experience above the basic requirements.
- GS-5: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-4) or successful completion of four years of education above high school from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in health information technology. In addition to the experience, qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the following: Ability to utilize health information technology and various office software products utilized in MRT coder positions (e.g., the electronic health record, coding and abstracting software, etc.); Knowledge of the Joint Commission requirements, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and/or health record documentation guidelines; Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties within required timeframes and ability to follow-up on pending issues. (NOTE: This experience must be clearly identified within your resume).
- GS-6: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5), AND qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the following: In-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations related to the authorization and disclosure of health information and ability to apply said laws and regulations related to the disclosure of health information (e.g., Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 38 U.S.C. 7332); Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion; Ability to follow up on pending issues in order to meet required response times; and Ability to research and solve difficult questions related to release of health information in an accurate and timely manner. (NOTE: This experience must be clearly documented within your resume, otherwise you will be rated as ineligible).

References: VA Handbook 5005/79, Part II, Appendix G35

Physical Requirements: Work is mostly sedentary (6-7 hours); lifting (10-15 lbs.); walking (up to 1 hour): bending; carrying of bulky files (10-15 lbs.); reaching above shoulder, use of fingers; standing (up to 2 hours); use of fingers and both hands are required.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6.

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Use this list when you apply for a civilian job with the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that your application is complete. We recommend that you print a copy of this checklist and keep it available for reference while you apply. Quite often qualified, and otherwise eligible job seekers are eliminated from consideration simply because they did not include a required document with their application.

Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully, as you will not be asked to provide any missing application information. If your application is NOT complete, you WILL receive an ineligible rating and lose your chance to be considered for the position in which you applied.

All qualified applications will include:
- Resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format. Your resume must include your first and last name, current address, current email address, current phone number, job title, duties and accomplishments. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this vacancy. You are encouraged to include your employer's name and address, and your supervisor's name and phone number. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee you should also provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09). Note: If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
- Online Questionnaire: Your responses to all the questions in the online questionnaire.
- Transcripts: If you claim qualifications based on education and/or the position has a positive education requirement and you do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications.
- SF50 Notification of Personnel Action: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
- VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Professions - This form MUST be completed in its entirety and included in the application package in order to be considered for this vacancy, and can be found at:http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf (NOTE: Applications without this form are incomplete, and will be rated as ineligible, receiving no further employment consideration).
- Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit required proof. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Qualifications & Requirements
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 One year of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record. Six months of the required one year of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform MRT work.
OR,
- Education Two years above high school with a minimum of 12 semester hours directly related to MRT work (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and introduction to health records).
OR,
- Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate for combining education and experience: (a) Six months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses. (b) Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures. Also requires six additional months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record.
- English Language Proficiency

In addition to the basic requirements listed above, candidates must also meet the following grade determinations:
- GS-4: No education or experience above the basic requirements.
- GS-5: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-4) or successful completion of four years of education above high school from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in health information technology. In addition to the experience, qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the following: Ability to utilize health information technology and various office software products utilized in MRT coder positions (e.g., the electronic health record, coding and abstracting software, etc.); Knowledge of the Joint Commission requirements, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and/or health record documentation guidelines; Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties within required timeframes and ability to follow-up on pending issues. (NOTE: This experience must be clearly identified within your resume).
- GS-6: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5), AND qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the following: In-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations related to the authorization and disclosure of health information and ability to apply said laws and regulations related to the disclosure of health information (e.g., Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 38 U.S.C. 7332); Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion; Ability to follow up on pending issues in order to meet required response times; and Ability to research and solve difficult questions related to release of health information in an accurate and timely manner. (NOTE: This experience must be clearly documented within your resume, otherwise you will be rated as ineligible).

References: VA Handbook 5005/79, Part II, Appendix G35

Physical Requirements: Work is mostly sedentary (6-7 hours); lifting (10-15 lbs.); walking (up to 1 hour): bending; carrying of bulky files (10-15 lbs.); reaching above shoulder, use of fingers; standing (up to 2 hours); use of fingers and both hands are required.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6.
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