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Lead Medical Support Assistant - Internal

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Muskogee
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Summary The Lead Medical Support Assistant is responsible for initiating and carrying out a variety of administrative and technical duties in support of an assigned team. This may include Primary Care, Specialty Care, Mental Health, a Call center or community care referral management based on the current teamlet to which the Lead is assigned. . Responsibilities The incumbent must be able to interpret and communicate requirements of VHA Scheduling Directives and complete accurate scheduling responsibilities. Duties include but are not limited to: Daily review of active/pending consults. Electronic Wait List, Recall list and audio-care communication for accuracy and disposition. Review schedules and endures clinic slots are managed appropriately to maximize capacity making schedule changes as necessary. Coordinate and schedule labs and other test(s) and monitor pre-appointment requirements to ensure readiness. Explain to patient and their family members procedures on the phone. Participates in meetings with other interdisciplinary members to manage and plan patient care/flow. Identify and develop ways to resolve problems with the administrative and clinical staff on access, customer service, patient flow, revenue , and data validation issues. Generates patient workload reports concerning schedules validation and accurate reporting. Conducts patient/employee interview, observes workflow, documents complaints and suggests resolutions to supervisor. The Lead MSA must maintain the ability to perform the varied and complex duties of each of the Program Support Assistants and the Medical Support Assistants in the Clinical Support Section. The Lead MSA fully participates in the daily team huddles and weekly team meetings where patient care planning and management occur. The Lead MSA may also be asked to assist in the Beneficiary Travel Program and Health Benefits Unit. The Lead MSA can independently manage position responsibilities with minimal supervision as well as set priorities and deadlines adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday Telework: Eligible Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. Experience and Education: (1) Experience - Six months experience of clerical, office, [customer service], or other [administrative] work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; or (2) Education - One year above high school; or (3) Experience/Education - Equivalent combination of experience and education. English Language Proficiency: MSAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: For Lead Medical Support Assistant, GS-7: One year of experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-6. In addition to the Basic Requirements defined above, the incumbent must demonstrate the following KSAs: Advanced knowledge of medical terminology and a wide range of clinical flow processes relating to access to care across multiple clinics, specialties, and/or community resources. Ability to utilize numerous advanced patient systems in support of multiple clinics in an interdisciplinary setting. Ability to organize work, set priorities, and delegate tasks/responsibilities in order to meet deadlines. Skill in communicating with individuals to obtain the desired effect [and coordinating with a variety of interdisciplinary care team staff. Ability to provide staff development and training. Ability to manage staffing requirements, manage workflow priorities, and adjust the flow of work to meet team and patient needs. This includes the ability to follow-up on pending issues and demonstrate an understanding of the impact of incomplete work across multiple clinics. References: For additional information, please refer to VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G45 Medical Support Assistant Qualification Standards, GS-0679, dated August 1, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: Light lifting of up to 15 pounds, light carrying up to 15 pounds, kneeling (1/2 hour), pushing (1/2 hour), fine manipulation (4 hours), reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (1/2 hour), both legs required. Working closely with others, protracted or irregular hours of work. Operate office equipment. 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: 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: Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Broken Arrow , Lead Medical Support Assistant - Internal, Healthcare , Muskogee, Oklahoma

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