Medical Records Technician
Department of the Army - Fort Drum, NY

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Fort Drum, the home of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), is located in Northern New York's picturesque North County, one of the most historically unique and geographically beautiful areas of the United States, offering bountiful outdoor recreational opportunities from hunting and fishing to winter sports of all types. Fort Drum is approximately 30 miles from Canada, with the Great Lakes to the west, the Adirondack Mountains to the east, and the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands in between.

Who May Apply:
US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U. S. citizen
Business Travel is 5%
Moving Expenses will NOT be authorized
Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will NOT be authorized
Personnel Security investigation is required
Must possess and maintain a current AAPC or CPC or AHIMA certification DUTIES:

Duties: This position is located in the Medical Department Activity, Patient Administration Division. Serve as a Certified Ambulatory Data Coder, and perform a variety of technically complex duties to review and analyze ambulatory medical data, code medical diagnoses and procedures, and provide assistance to the professional staff. Codes disease and injury diagnoses, acuity of care, and procedures in a wide range of ambulatory settings and specialties. Perform qualitative analysis to ensure accuracy, internal consistency and correlation of recorded data. Conduct group education briefings on coding. Perform audits of coded records and provides feedback to assigned providers. Recommends changes to the templates based on revisions/deletions to codes, changes in coding practices or nomenclature, and changes in the clinic scope of practice for assigned providers/clinics. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To be qualified for this position you must meet the specialized experience and you must possess one of the following certifications: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) with either CCS-Clincial Coding Specialist OR CCS-P Clinical Coding Specialist - Provider bases OR American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) OR Certified Professional Coder (CPC). Copy of Certification is required at the time of application.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-06 ) in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as: experience in technically complex medical coding following procedures and policies; comprehension of medical terminology; and ability to provide office administration.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

Knowledge and skill in Medical Coding procedures and policies
Ability to train others in medical coding policy and procedures
Skill in operation of office automation hardware and software programs

Graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required

You may claim Military Spouse Preference

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job. OTHER INFORMATION:

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

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