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Job Title: Credentialing Program Assistant
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Credentialing Program Assistant

This is a position is within the Surgical Service, VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS). Staff for Surgical Service includes surgeons, non-physician healthcare providers, health technicians, residents, fellows, and nurses. The primary purpose of the position is to perform administrative, evaluative and technical work with the Surgical Service for a full spectrum of trainees and others associated with a complex healthcare system to include employees, surgical service management, affiliated schools, affiliated hospitals and trainees. In cooperation with the Chief and AO of Surgical Service, the incumbent will manage daily, and assist the AO in developing and implementing all administrative policies and functions related to the Residency and Fellowship programs within Surgical Service. Whereas the Service AO is overall responsible for the administrative function of Surgical Service, this Educational Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the Trainee programs of Surgical Service.

Responsible for the direct coordination and processing of the credentialing and privileging (including scope of practice and emergency privileges) of the clinical staff of the Surgical Service including physicians, physicians' assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and any other allied health providers that require licensure, credentialing and privileging. Also, responsible for indirect coordination of the credentialing and privileging of trainees including residents, fellows, moonlighters, medical students and allied health professional students rotating through Surgical Service. This includes coordination and management of daily functions related to the Surgical Residency House Staff Programs from affiliated medical centers and medical schools including Harvard University Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston University Medical Center, Tufts University Medical Center, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital and other affiliated institutions. This requires the processing of over 400 residents and students annually ensuring each one is successfully processed through a very complex and rigid system on time, ensuring each is ready to provide patient care during their scheduled rotations.

NOTIFICATIONS:
  • This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.
  • Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
  • Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
  • Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.
  • Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/18/2018.

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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

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-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing administrative, evaluative and technical work with the service for a full spectrum of trainees and others associated with a complex healthcare system to include employees, service management, affiliated schools, and affiliated hospitals and trainees.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Clerical
  • Computer Skills
  • Organizational Awareness


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:
Most of the work is sedentary and requires the carrying of light items such as patient files, folders and reports, etc?but may require occasional lifting and moving boxes of no more than 40 lbs. Work also requires manual dexterity to perform computer related activities. Work is generally performed in an office setting. Some work may be performed in a hospital or clinic setting. Some precautions for special safety conditions may be required. Work will require occasional travel to other VABHS 3 main sites and rarely to the 6 CBOCs.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • service connected letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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 an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
NOTIFICATIONS:
  • This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.
  • Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
  • Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
  • Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.
  • Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/18/2018.

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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

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-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing administrative, evaluative and technical work with the service for a full spectrum of trainees and others associated with a complex healthcare system to include employees, service management, affiliated schools, and affiliated hospitals and trainees.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Clerical
  • Computer Skills
  • Organizational Awareness


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:
Most of the work is sedentary and requires the carrying of light items such as patient files, folders and reports, etc?but may require occasional lifting and moving boxes of no more than 40 lbs. Work also requires manual dexterity to perform computer related activities. Work is generally performed in an office setting. Some work may be performed in a hospital or clinic setting. Some precautions for special safety conditions may be required. Work will require occasional travel to other VABHS 3 main sites and rarely to the 6 CBOCs.
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