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Location:
WEST HAVEN, CT
Date:
08/17/2017
2017-08-172017-09-16
Job Code:
VHA-689-17-CHDB-1982858
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Medical Records Technician Cdi Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Medical Records Technician Cdi Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. VHA-689-17-CHDB-1982858 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $55,175.00 to $71,731.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/7/2017 Close Date 8/18/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
WEST HAVEN, CT

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-07 to 2017-08-18

  • Salary

    $55,175 to $71,731 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09

  • Series

    0675 Medical Records Technician

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number

    VHA-689-17-CHDB-1982858

  • Control number

    476207200

Locations

5 vacancies in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  1982858

OUR MISSION:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

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.

If you are not a current permanent VA Employee, you should apply under Job Announcement number VHA-689-17-1982867-BU

Duties

This position is located in the Health Information Management Section (HIMS) of the Business Office Service line at the VA Connecticut Healthcare system.  The Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialist is responsible for the CDI program at VACT to include reviewing, abstracting, and reporting CDI and VERA-related information from patient medical records and data from these records.  This position performs these coding-related functions throughout the health system.  Duties include but are not limited to:

·         Incumbent develops and conducts seminars, workshops, short courses, informational briefings, and conferences concerned with medical record documentation educational and functional training requirements to ensure program objectives are met for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System clinical and medical record staff.

·         Ensures active intra-departmental training program is in place for the medical records staff.

·         Determines and meets training needs of extra-departmental professional, para-professional and non-professional personnel by originating training material, providing orientation to newly assigned interns and residents, participating in in-service programs conducted throughout the hospital.

·         Ensures the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and medical center outcomes with continuing education to all members of the patient care team on an ongoing basis.

·         Collaboratively works with professional clinical staff and provides support and education on documentation issues.

·         Assists in the development of guidelines for data compatibility, consistency, and monitoring for compliance to improve the quality for clinical, financial, and administrative data to insure that all information is fully documented and supported.

·         As a technical expert in health information coding matters, provides advice and guidance on medical records program(s) in relation to such issues as documentation requirements, liability issues, advance directives, informed consent, patient privacy and confidentiality, state reporting, etc.

·         Compiles, review, abstracts, analyzes and interprets medical data incidental to a variety of patient care and treatment activities.

·         Conducts daily reviews of all new admissions to designated clinical services to identify those with potential documentation improvements through periodic evaluation during the patient's stay.

·         Participates in clinical rounds and may, where appropriate, offer information on documentation, coding rules and reimbursement issues.

·         The documentation specialist is a member of the healthcare team, and as such, shall assist all clinical providers with ICD, CPT and DRG methodologies so that documentation will more accurately reflect the occurrence of the encounter.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title: Medical Records Technician - Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialist

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

09

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Occasional travel between West Haven and Newington campuses.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

CURRENT PERMANENT VA CONNECTICUT EMPLOYEES AND CURRENT PERMANENT VA NATIONWIDE EMPLOYEES

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Contact

DIANA BACEY
Phone: (203)932-5711x2392

Address

VHA Connecticut HCS
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven
CT


Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.


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