Medical Records Technician (Coding)

US Department of the Army    Tacoma, WA
Job Description
$40,365 - $64,586 a yearPart-timeDuties Summary

About the Position: This position is located in the Patient Administration Division in Madigan Army Medical Center This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Shortage Category and/or Critical Need Health Care Occupations. This is a developmental position and may be filled at any grade listed on this job announcement with non-competitive promotion potential to the full performance grade (GS-08).

Responsibilities
  • Select appropriate medical codes and modifiers for diseases and injury diagnoses, acuity of care, and procedures.
  • Enter data into an automated medical records database.
  • Train medical reords technicians on coding methods and procedures.
  • Pull reports upon request based on the information needed.
  • Review medical records information ensuring compliance with quality assurance regulations.
  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    8

  • Job family (Series)

    0675 Medical Records Technician

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document . Specialized Experience for the GS-06 Position: One year of specialized experience which includes applying medical record procedures; coding a wide range of diseases/injuries diagnoses using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM) coding guidelines. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). Specialized Experience for the GS-07 Position: One year of specialized experience which includes applying medical record procedures; coding a wide range of diseases/injuries diagnoses using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM) coding guidelines; and coding medical/surgical procedures using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding guidelines. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06). Specialized Experience for the GS-08 Position: One year of specialized experience which includes applying medical record procedures; coding a wide range of diseases/injuries diagnoses using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM) coding guidelines; coding medical/surgical procedures using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding guidelines; and spot checking medical records to ensure consistency, completeness, and/or compliance with applicable standards. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). Education

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this position, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Additional information

  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • All employees assigned to a Medical Treatment Facility are required to be screened for applicate immunizations regardless of series, based on occupational risk, and are subject to missing/required immunizations in accordance with AR 40-562, Chapter 3 and 4. This will include an immunization/medical screening to determine inoculation for Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis, Chickenpox titer, skin test screening for Tuberculosis, and a series of three immunizations against Hepatitis.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
  • How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) . As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. 1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
  • 2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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