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Program Analyst Job in HARLINGEN, TX

Program Analyst Job in HARLINGEN, TX

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $72,168.00 to $93,821.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/9/2017 Close Date 10/27/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    10/09/2017 to 10/27/2017

  • Salary

    $72,168 to $93,821 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    ****This is NOT a VIRTUAL POSITION****

    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 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/

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

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

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    The VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC),Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic (CCSC), Harlingen Outpatient Clinic (HOPC),Health Care Center at Harlingen (HCC), Laredo Outpatient Clinic (LOPC), and McAllen Outpatient Clinic (MCOPC). The VATVCBHCS is a virtual health care system providing secondary and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. The VATVCBHCS also operates a 100-patient Home Based Primary Care program and a 200-patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program. Through the utilization of 2 complex inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 1600 inpatient admission and 1200 ER visits are managed by VATVCBHCS. Affiliated with the University of Texas Regional Academic Health Campus, the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for medical residents. The VATVCBHCS is responsible for an enrollee population of over 30,000 veterans and 25,000 outpatient visits annually.


     ****This is NOT a VIRTUAL POSITION****

    As the Program Analyst for the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care Center at Harlingen, TX, the primary purpose of this position is to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care by integrating clinical and information processes necessary to achieve successful adoption and application of technologies throughout Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCBHCS) and in collaboration with VISN and National program offices.

    The work of this position is health-oriented in nature. The knowledge and skills gained from training and/or experience in a health science and/or allied scientific field, such as Health Informatics. Health Informatics is a discipline at the intersection of information science, health care and computer science that designs and delivers information to improve clinical care, individual and public health care, and biomedical research. Health Informatics optimizes the usability, acquisition and processing of health-related information, using resources and tools that include people and processes: information and knowledge; algorithms and data; hardware and software.

    Serves as a health care professional who uses that knowledge to influence and adapt IT systems to drive management of the health system toward effectiveness and efficiency. Performs workflow assessment and optimization in clinical, administrative, educational, and research domains in addition to adapting software controls to existing workflow. The incumbent is a primary resource for VCBHCS senior leadership when mission critical updates/problems are identified at the facility, regional, or national levels, and serves as a subject matter expert for new technology assessment and usability. The incumbent also serves as a subject matter expert for interpretation of local data to VISN and national program offices.

    The incumbent is uniquely qualified to serve in this role because of the combination of clinical processes, management and technological knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and training. The position reports to the Ambulatory Care Operations Director, Group Practice Manger who directly reports to the Facility Director.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Position Description Title/PD#: Program Analyst, GS-0343-12, #740-0358-A

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    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/481230100. 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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