This position is located at the VISN 4 Stars and Stripes Network and serves as a VISN Health Informatics Specialist. The position is organizationally aligned under the Chief Health Informatics Officer and is located either at a facility within the VISN 4 Stars and Stripes Network or at the VISN 4 Network Office. NOTE Actual location can be at any VISN 4 facility.
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Advocates for health information system/clinical applications needs at individual sites and across the VISN 4 Stars and Stripes Network. Developing, or participating in the development of, workforce staffing standards for clinical applications personnel based on national guidance.
Develops, participates in and chairs multidisciplinary VISN and/or National Committees; as a member of the informatics community, promotes collaborative working relationships and informatics education and awareness.
Provides leadership and expertise that contributes to the deployment and sustainment of the electronic health record by serving on committees, study groups and project assignments, and by developing data, forming plans and preparing position papers.
Consults, advises and educates all levels of staff, including VISN clinical program leaders and facility senior management in coordination with facility CACs, on the methods and means to make healthcare operations more effective and efficient.
Integrates knowledge of clinical and information processes to achieve successful adoption and application of new technologies to support health care operations.
Ensures that facilities have appropriate emergency and disaster contingency plans developed and in place for unanticipated disruptions, including planned and unplanned computer downtime to clinical applications.
Serves as a liaison between facilities and national program offices to provide communications about current or upcoming initiatives, projects and/or problems.
Develops and proposes an annual budget that aligns with the incumbent's CAC responsibilities, including a budget based on forecasting of recurring training needs, national program changes or initiatives, and competency assessment and sustainment.
Develops VISN strategic plans for the enhancement of clinical care through the development, acquisition or implementation of new or innovative clinical technologies or processes.
Serves as a specialist/integrator in the implementation and ongoing support of multi-service clinical software applications through education, and coordinating with OI&T, Biomedical Engineering, facility clinical applications and leads, informatics staff, business, administrative and business personnel.
Serving as a project manager, works through interdisciplinary teams to complete clinical information system initiatives established by National, VISN and local authorities.
Advises facility informatics personnel on the maintenance of electronic health record site parameters and electronic health record site-specific files as necessary to ensure consistent and proper functioning of complex interrelated and interdependent software applications.
Supports the VISN by leading, facilitating and managing the integration of software applications for clinical services by: (1) evaluating the unique needs of the VISN, facilities or specific clinical services in conjunction with the capabilities of the software and coordinating required modifications; (2) reviewing the effectiveness of the systems and procedures to assure optimum benefit to patient care activities; and, (3) troubleshooting when functionality is compromised in regards to the cause and/or solution of the problem.
Develops presentations and reports utilizing data and data analysis appropriate for both internal and external stakeholders regarding clinical software, managing the implementation, oversight, and use of clinical technology, the electronic medical record, to guide change, track compliance, identify organizational needs or highlighting improvements.
Formulates data tools for quality management and clinical oversight, extracting data from VA's corporate data systems. Conceptualizes, designs and/or assists in the development of templates, reminders, order sets and other tools to collect and/or report required clinical and administrative information.
Develops and presents recommendations for improving clinical data-management methods, follow-up procedures and timely compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Advises the VISN CHIO as well as others in the informatics organizational structure of programmatic and security requirements for data access.
Provides oversight and guidance to assure that clinical applications comply with the requirements of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other relevant VHA directives and guidance.
Work Schedule: Monday
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst (CAC/Health Informatics Specialist)/PD01355A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
This IS NOT a bargaining unit position.
0343 Management And Program Analysis
Computer And Information Systems Managers
Financial Specialists, All Other
Information Systems Managers
Managers, Records And Information
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, 05/28/2021.
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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.
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:
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Planning and Evaluating
Planning and Evaluating
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 sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform portions of the work. However, there is periodic walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as instructional material, books and manuals. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
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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