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Mrt Coder Job in NEWINGTON, CT

Mrt Coder Job in NEWINGTON, CT

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $31,879.00 to $63,604.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/11/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/11/2017 to 09/29/2017

  • Salary

    $31,879 to $63,604 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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 VA employee, you should apply under Job Announcement # VHA-689-17-CHDB-2005885. 

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    This position is located in the Health Information Management Section (HIMS) of the Business Office Service Line at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.  The Medical Records Technician (Coder) is responsible for performing a quality review of patient care documents and assigning codes specific for the type of care provided.  The duties include but are not limited to:

    ·         Assigns codes to documented patient care encounters (inpatient or outpatient) for one or more specialty and subspecialty health care services provided by the VA Medical Center.

    ·         Has knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, diseases, treatments, diagnostic test, and medications to ensure proper code selection.

    ·         Adheres to accepted coding practices, guidelines and conventions when choosing the most appropriate diagnosis, operation, procedure, ancillary, or Evaluations and Management code to ensure ethical accurate, and complete coding.

    ·         Monitors ever-changing regulatory and policy requirements affecting coded information for the full spectrum of services provided by the VA Medical Center. 

    ·         Utilizes the facility computer system and software applications to code, abstract, record, and transmit data to the national VA database.

    ·         Codes Operating Room procedures reported in the Surgical Package of the VistA hospital system; applies ICD and CPT coding systems and guidelines and selects proper codes using the current code selection and reference software (e.g., QuadraMed nCoder+).

    ·         Orients and instructs new personnel and/or students from affiliated health information or medical record technology programs, at the direction of the supervisor, on unit operations, coding, abstracting, and use of an electronic medical record.

    ·         Performs a comprehensive review of the patient record to abstract medical, surgical, ancillary, and demographic, social, and administrative data to ensure complete data capture.

    ·         Assists facility staff with documentation requirements to completely and accurately reflect the patient care provided; provides technical support in the areas of regulations and policy, coding requirements, resident supervision, reimbursement, workload, accepted nomenclature, and proper sequencing.

    Work Schedule: 8:00am – 4:30pm  

    Functional Statement Title:  Medical Records Technician (Coder)

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel between West Haven and Newington campuses is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478793500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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