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Medical Records Technician Coder Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

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Location:
SIOUX FALLS, SD
Date:
08/17/2017
2017-08-172017-09-16
Job Code:
SU-17-CLM-1922030-BU-SR
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Medical Records Technician Coder Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Medical Records Technician Coder Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Vacancy No. SU-17-CLM-1922030-BU-SR Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $49,765.00 to $64,697.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/1/2017 Close Date 9/1/2017
Who may apply Public
Locations:
SIOUX FALLS, SD

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Medical Records Technician (Coder) Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Sioux Falls, SD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 3/1/2017

Closes Friday 9/1/2017

  • Salary Range
    $49,765.00 to $64,697.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
    GS-0675-09/09
  • Supervisory Status
    No
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
  • Control Number
    465081900
  • Job Announcement Number
    SU-17-CLM-1922030-BU-SR
Job Overview

Job Overview

Summary

Throughout the duration of this vacancy announcement, applications that are received will be referred to the selecting official on a bi-weekly basis.

This is an EXTERNAL announcement.  All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veterans Preference.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1922030
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?

At the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. In return for your commitment to quality health care for our nation's Veterans, VA offers an incomparable benefits package. No state income tax. The SFVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care service, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Care is provided to eligible Veterans in eastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, and southwestern Minnesota. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and transitional care. The SFVAHCS is part of VA Midwest Healthcare System (VISN 23), which includes facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

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 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 professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/

The procedures outlined in AFGE Master Agreement, Article 23, Section 8 will be followed. First consideration will be given to current Sioux Falls VAHCS employees.

Requires Filing a Financial Disclosure Report: No

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.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

Duties

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Full-time, Permanent, Medical Records Technician (Coder) Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS). The duties of this position will be performed on site at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center. This position will be located in the Health Administration Service. As a Medical Records Technician (CDIS),  you are responsible for the following duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Develops and conducts seminars, workshops, short courses, informational briefings, and conferences concerned with health record documentation, as well as educational and functional training requirements, to ensure program objectives are met for clinical and Health Information Management (HIM) staff.
  • Ensures active intra-departmental training program is in place for the HIM 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 and participates in in-service programs conducted throughout the hospital.
  • Facilitates improved overall quality, completeness and accuracy of health record documentation as well as promoting appropriate clinical documentation through extensive interaction with physicians, other patient caregivers and HIM coding staff to ensure clinical documentation and services rendered to patients is complete and accurate.
  • 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 the 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 ensure that all information is fully documented and supported.
  • Provides advice and guidance in relation to issues such as documentation requirements, liability issues, advance directives, informed consent, patient privacy and confidentiality, state reporting, etc.
  • Analyzes situations or processes and recommends improvements or changes in documentation as deemed necessary.
  • May assist in writing coding protocol/policies which will reflect the required changes to enhance revenue through improved documentation.
  • Compiles, reviews, 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.
  • Reviews the health record and discusses the case with the clinical staff.
  • Performs admission reviews for specific patient populations to facilitate appropriate clinical documentation and ensures the level of services and acuity of care are accurately reflected in the health record.
  • Reviews the appropriateness of patient working Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) and length of stay information by reviewing all clinical documentation, lab results, diagnostic information and treatment to ensure documentation reflects severity of illness, acuity and resource consumption.
  • Participates in clinical rounds and may, where appropriate, offer information on documentation, coding rules and reimbursement issues.
  • Maintains statistical database(s) to track the results and validate the program for identifying patterns and variations in coding practices with regular reports to the medical staff and management.

Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday - Friday, Administrative Hours.  Additional information may be provided during the interview process. This position is not Telework eligible.

Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Records Technician (Coder) Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS)

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Contact

Courtney McDaniel
Phone: (605)336-3230x7710

Address

VHA Sioux Falls HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
2501 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls
SD
USA

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


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