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Credentialing Program Assistant

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Department Of Veterans Affairs San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 3 months ago

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The Professional Credentialing Services Office supports all divisions of the facility, including full-time, part-time, temporary, intermittent, contract, without compensation (WOC), and Fee-basis resources.

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Serves as Health Care System Credentials File Manager and medical staff process subject matter expert for accreditation.

Provides ongoing review of regulatory requirements, The Joint Commission (TJC) Standards, changing laws and legal precedents in order to review hospital regulations and make necessary recommendations for changes to ensure compliance with current VA, VHA, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and TJC Standards. Assists in drafting local credentialing policies and Medical Staff Bylaws in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Reviews quality assessment findings, risk management evaluations and malpractice claim actions to ensure appropriate coordination with the credentialing and privileging function of the credentialing committee of the medical staff regarding individual provider clinical privileges. Serves as subject matter expert in the field of credentialing and privileging, keeps management groups, hospital staff, and appropriate administrative staff informed of program changes, new regulatory requirements, and policies and procedures pertaining to the credentialing and privileging process.

Serves as technical advisor to the Professional Standards Board and Executive Committee of the Medical Staff.

Prepares agendas for credentialing-related meetings, ensures those involved are notified of expectations, and ensures appropriate paperwork is accomplished completely and accurately prepared for committee action.

Coordinates with various clinical departments on findings of clinical care competency studies, medical staff monitoring findings, and current in delineated privileges

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

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

Compressed/Flexible: Not available

Telework: Not available for this position.

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: 10761-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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    0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

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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 background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/11/2018

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- 6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS- 5. 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 and/or education as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience is defined as experience gained working in an administrative/clerical position establishing and maintaining filing systems; using automated data processing equipment to generate a variety of reports; typing letters, memos, reports etc.; processing incoming and outgoing materials such as correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other forms of written communication; establishing priorities and setting deadlines, etc. Your resume must provide evidence of your experience.


Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: Only education more than the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement.

One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. You must submit a copy of your transcripts reflecting credit hours earned and grades received. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.

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:
The work is mainly sedentary, as much of the workload presents itself in the form of email or telephone contact. The incumbent must possess keen hearing and distinct speech while utilizing a telephone as means of communication, and the incumbent must be able to modern office technology.

In compliance with VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA Employees. The vaccination will be provided by or proof of the vaccination must be provide to the VA Facility's Occupational ( Employee) Health Office on an annual basis.


Qualifications/Evaluation > Evaluations: Please ensure the following is added: We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

  • Employer's name and address

  • Supervisor name and phone number

  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)

  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week), and Salary

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

PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

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Credentialing Program Assistant

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Department Of Veterans Affairs