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Advanced Medical Support Assistant

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Fresno , CA 93707

Posted 2 months ago

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The Advanced Medical Support Assistant (MSA) provides clinical and administrative support for the Medicine Department at the VA Central California Healthcare System (VACCHCS). The Advanced MSA works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model and performs receptionist duties, customer service and other duties assigned for the proper and timely treatment of patients and maintains appointment schedules for one or more outpatient clinics.

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Responsibilities

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with clinic access such as scheduling appointments, adjusting appointment times, dates and locations as appropriate;

  • Managing a clinic to include utilizing reference sources, decision making, and empowering the team to collaborate and resolve problems within a complex systems environment;

  • Screening/receiving calls in a courteous and timely manner;

  • Explaining procedures to Veterans and their family members in person or on the phone;

  • Completing daily reviews of active or pending consults and other reports as requested;

  • Performing record maintenance;

  • Conducting patient/employee surveys, interviews, and follows up on customer complaints or inquiries to full resolution;

  • And other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
6

  • Job family (Series)
    0679 Medical Support Assistance

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Qualifications

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.

  • English Language Proficiency: You must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005.

Grade Determinations:

  • GS-6: One (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5). Examples of qualifying experience include (this experience must be clearly detailed on your resume to be found qualified): scheduling appointments, including interpreting and verifying provider orders in accordance with VHA national scheduling guidelines; scheduling, canceling, re-scheduling patient's appointments and/or consults; entering no-show information; monitoring the electronic wait list; preparing for clinic visits; monitoring both inpatient and outpatient appointments for areas of responsibility; ensuring encounter forms are completed in order to obtain appropriate workload credit; verifying and updating demographics and insurance information; processing all emergency and non-emergency transfers to other VA facilities or private hospitals; performing basic eligibility, co-pays and preauthorization requirements for specific coverage (i.e., TRICARE, sharing agreements, etc.).

Candidates must also demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below to qualify for this position:

  • Ability to collaborate, communicate, set priorities, and organize the work in order to meet deadlines, ensuring compliance with established processes, policies, and regulations.

  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to meet program objectives. This may include preparing reports in various formats and presenting data to various organizational levels.

  • Advanced knowledge of the technical health care process as it relates to access to care.

  • Advanced knowledge of managing a clinic. This includes independently utilizing reference sources, decision making, and empowering the team to collaborate and resolve problems within a complex systems environment.

  • Advanced knowledge of policies and procedures associated with operational activities that affect the patient flow, patient care, and the revenue process.

  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology due to the technical nature of language utilized by clinicians.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G45. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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

Physical Requirements:
Position is primarily sedentary. Work is conducted at desk setting. Some walking and standing throughout the day from desk to other areas of the clinic. Duties are performed in medical center areas and incumbent must be able to travel to treatment areas with ease. The majority of time is spent working at a desk. It involves the frequent use of office equipment including the telephone, copier, personal computer, printer and similar automated equipment. There is potential for extended periods of sitting, standing and carrying items weighing up to 20 pounds (i.e., medical records and manuals). Transporting patients in both wheelchair's and on stretchers. The incumbent is expected to use proper preventive ergonomic techniques to perform duties.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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 further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


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Advanced Medical Support Assistant

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Department Of Veterans Affairs