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Supervisory Medical Records Administrator Job in KINGSTON, PA

Supervisory Medical Records Administrator Job in KINGSTON, PA

Vacancy No. DE-10131433-18-BN Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $73,375.00 to $95,388.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/1/2018 Close Date 2/20/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    02/01/2018 to 02/20/2018

  • Salary

    $73,375 to $95,388 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

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  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    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. 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 Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is a complexity level 2 teaching hospital which provides a full range of patient care services. The medical center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as the computerized medical record and tele-radiology. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary and tertiary care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, hematology and nephrology. Additionally, geriatrics and extended care services are offered including long term care, telemedicine, respite, dementia, rehabilitation, hospice, transitional care and a variety of home care services.


    If necessary, the selectee will have to successfully complete a one-year supervisory probationary period.

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    This position serves as the Supervisory Medical Record Administrator (MRA), Chief, Health Information Management (CHIM) of Business Office and Health Administration Service (BOHAS) at the Wilkes-Barre, VAMC. Supervisory Medical Record Administrators (Chief HIM) are delegated full program management and supervisory responsibility to direct professional (MRA), technical (MRT), and other support staff in medical health information work. The MRA in this assignment provides highly technical advice, planning, and evaluation about health information management issues impacting the overall program on a regular and recurring basis.

    • Responsible for the administrative management of health records, which includes planning, managing, advising, and directing the health information program in accordance with applicable Federal laws, facility by-laws, VHA policy, The Joint Commission standards, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and other regulatory and accrediting agencies.
    • Responsible for all facets of health records management for the facility ensuring maintenance of complete, accurate, timely, clinically-pertinent, and readily-accessible patient health records, which contain sufficient recorded information to serve as a basis to plan patient care, support diagnoses, warrant treatment, measure outcomes, support education and facilitate performance improvement processes and legal requirements.
    • Must assure that all health information that is coded and abstracted meets the requirements of the VA and/or The Joint Commission and is consistent with professional health records standards.
    • Must provide detailed technical expertise in health records science and other very technical aspects of health information and maintains all health information input into the local VistA database and assures timely transmission of that data into all VA centralized databases.
    • MRA is a key advisor to the Chief of Staff, Executive Management, and clinicians and is responsible for providing technical guidance on health information issues such as documentation requirements, liability issues, advance directives, informed consent, patient privacy and confidentiality, etc.
    • MRA is responsible for leading the automation of all health information systems, working closely with Information Technology (IT) and Clinical Informatics, guiding the automation of health record documentation, health record tracking, and physician incomplete record tracking.
    • The CHIM at this level has the full complement of HIM supervisory responsibility including coding, scanning, release of information, transcription, health information technicians, ward administration and clinical documentation specialists which consists of a mixture of Hybrid Title 38 and Title 5 positions.
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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