The position is located at a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) medical facility. The purpose of the position is to assess the productivity, effectiveness and efficiency of the medical facility health care program activities and operations.
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Plans and conducts a variety of broad and complex analytical and evaluative studies of a wide 500/0 range of medical facility health care delivery services such as organizational structures and management systems for the administrative services in the health care delivery system; human resources, space, equipment and financial resources; medical records administration; and medical facility housekeeping.
Considers current medical facility practices regarding the integration of internal administrative and clinical policies to the standards and requirements of various regulatory and accrediting bodies, and to the impact of internal policies on outside entities such as other area hospitals and the community at large.
Prepares study reports and findings that include substantive and innovative recommendations to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the medical facility health care program.
Makes formal presentation to medical management officials to propose major modifications and improvements regarding the facility organization structure and functions, health care services; a variety of administrative support services; the establishment of an atmosphere conducive to the accomplishment of the basic medical facility mission; and the promotion of good relations with a variety of groups and individuals including patients and staff, as well as representatives of other medical facilities, and community organizations.
Identifies and participates in resolving the full range of management problems, and assists in the development of proposed management programs on a service, inter-service, medical center, or VISN Wide basis.
Conducts and documents Local Management Reviews, in accordance with the requirements defined in VHA Handbook Quarterly reviews will include analysis of quarterly financial audits, which cover human resources management requirements; review of fiscal audits; internal reports; external reports; internal control procedures; unannounced agent cashier audits, review of service level policy memorandums; and training by local management.
Work Schedule: Monday
Friday (8:00 a.m.
Position Description/PD#: Health System Specialist/629-06943-0
(Position Description is available for review in the Human Resources Office)
This is a NON-Bargaining Unit Position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentive are not authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Job family (Series)
0671 Health System Specialist
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, 08/06/2018.
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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.The Health System Specialist is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:
Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;
Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and
Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.
Special Provision for Inservice Placement: Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included:
Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements;
Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and
Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
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.
May be subject to an initial and/or annual medical examination. Work is primarily sedentary.
Influenza Prevention Program Statement: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
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