The incumbent of this position will serve in an entry level Clinical Application Coordinator (CAC) position, working directly with the Senior Clinical Application Coordinator (CAC) and other members of the Informatics Service. The incumbent will assist in overall planning, direction, and support of clinical computer applications which cross departmental lines and/or which have hospital wide impact.
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The Clincal Application Coordinator (CAC) functions both: as a liaison among facility administration, clinical staff, service Automation Data Processing Application Coordinators (ADPAC) and the Office of Information and Technology Service (OI&T) regarding electronic clinical health information at the Health Care System; and is actively involved with peers in the virtual VISN and National CAC teams.
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Implements software that have hospital-wide impact and enhances the delivery of patient care.
Attend Service Staff meetings virtually and/or in person to identify staff concerns regarding CPRS.
Provides consultation to clinical service chiefs in areas of clinical software applications and staff development.
Applies VISTA and CPRS knowledge to the following competencies: Productivity Applications, Software Packages (Adverse Reaction, VBECS, ARK, BMS, CAPRI, CIS, EDIS, Dental, Lab, HAS, etc.), Authorization Subscription Utility, Text Integration Utilization, Clinical Procedure functionality, BCMA, clinical reminders, CPRS Parameters and Configurations, CPRS Notifications, CPRS Order Management, Patient List Management, Report Management, Health Summaries, IMed, Lexicon Utility, Patient Care Encounters/Record Flags/Problem lists, VistA Imaging, clinical process orders, order sets, consults, graphical user interface and contingency planning.
Consults, advises and educates all levels of employees including the highest levels of management, on methods and means to make health care operations more effective and efficient.
Maintains knowledge of changes in technology and clinical environment to identify, propose, formulate and support new or revised major administrative and clinical policies and directives for clinical software packages in accordance with VHA regulations.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible: May be available
Telework: May be available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: /PD#00291-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Note: This position is covered under the bargaining unit.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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, 10/19/2018.
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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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:
Possesses working knowledge of Information Systems and their clinical, administrative, educational and research application
Direct experience working with (CPRS) performing entry level CAC functions, such as assigning User Class, Order Menus, developing Notes, Templates, Consults, Clinical Reminders, knowledge of Health Factors, assist with CPRS training, developing and management of Wards
Possesses an understanding of clinical treatment modalities, organization and administration of the VA Healthcare delivery systems, educational principles, clinical information systems, accreditation and regulatory standards, and program development.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Information Technology Architecture
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.
The work is mainly sedentary in nature, however, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and lifting of administrative records, registers and other small items is required by the position. Work is performed in both an office setting and field setting with exposure to outside weather conditions. May require occasional travel to various locations for conferences and/or training purposes.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 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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