Health Information Specialist (CAT) GS-601-9/11 (SI2020)(DEU)
Indian Health Service - Sisseton, SD

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The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.

This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-AB-832738-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Regional Aberdeen Area, PHS Indian Health Hospital, Division of Clinical Services, Medical Records Department, Sisseton, South Dakota.

Sisseton, SD United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS:
Salary Range: $47,448.00 - $74,628.00 (Annually)

Promotion Potential: GS-11

Merit Promotion Position: YES

Travel Required: YES--Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory/Managerial Position: NO

Relocation Expenses Paid: YES--"Travel & Relocation Expenses" are authorized and WILL BE paid ONLY IF you are a current Federal Employee. Failure to fulfill the one (1) year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.

Is position covered by PL 101-630: NO

Is drug testing required: NO

Is government housing available: YES--Depending on availability.

Is this a bargaining unit position: YES

Tour of Duty (Work Schedule): 40 Hours Per Week

If Applicable: This position may require that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

"WHO MAY APPLY SECTION"

  • ANY U.S. CITIZEN
  • visit jobs@ihs.gov for more information on Who May Apply
KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizen's May Apply
Position subject to background investigation.
Position subject to Level V or Level VI Background/Security clearance.
As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required. DUTIES: Back to top

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

MAJOR DUTIES : This position is located in the Division of Administrative Services at the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Keeble Health Care Clinic in Sisseton SD. The purpose of this position is to perform IT assignments in regards to clinical applications by assisting the Clinical Applications Coordinator of the RPMS system, and as trainer of clinical staff for the entire range of application packages relating to the Indian Health Service Electronic Health Record (EHR).

  • Practical knowledge of Information Technology concepts, principles, methods, and practices to manage, troubleshoot clinical applications programs to support the electronic health record system.
  • Working knowledge of ADP and RPMS file structures in order to facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of clinical and administrative applications.
  • Ability to apply analytical skills and computer applications necessary to manipulate information from numerous and complex databases.
  • High degree of skill in oral and written communication.
  • Performs other position related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
***BASIC QUALIFICATIONS***

INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
DEGREE: Major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

AND

The individual occupational requirements typically provide at least two methods for applicants to meet the basic requirements of the occupations covered by this standard:

1. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual occupational requirements.

Where specific course requirements are not indicated in paragraph A, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.

2. Appropriate combination of education and experience that is typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A.

The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.

FOR GS-09 : Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree; OR, Master’s; OR, equivalent graduate degree.

FOR GS-11: Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree; OR, Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

AND

GS-09: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level.

GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level.

NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
FOR GS-09: Knowledge of and skill in applying information technology concepts, principles, methods, and practices to manage, troubleshoot clinical applications programs to support the electronic health record system. Have provided training to end users of any electronic health records and/or patient management system applications. Knowledge of patient management system file structures in order to facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of clinical and administrative applications. Demonstrated ability to apply analytical skills and computer applications necessary to manipulate information from numerous and complex databases. High degree of skill in oral and written communication.

FOR GS-11: Knowledge of and skill in applying information technology concepts, principles, methods, and practices to manage, troubleshoot clinical applications programs to support the electronic health record system. Have provided training to end users of any electronic health records and/or patient management system applications. Considerable skill and knowledge to the planning and accomplishment of automated work situations with specific emphasis upon the Electronic Health Record. Knowledge of patient management system file structures. Demonstrated ability to apply analytical skills and computer applications necessary to manipulate information from numerous and complex databases. High degree of skill in oral and written communication.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: Federal status applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks of service in a position no more than one grade lower than the position to be filled. This is usually is used in reference to the length of time needed to satisfy the promotion requirements of the next highest level. If selected under the Excepted Service Examining Plan, individuals may be appointed without regard to time-in-grade requirements.

NOTE: Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position. IF selected and you are qualified based on education you MUST provide an official transcript. (SEE QUALIFICATIONS)

You must meet the requirements of the job by "Midnight Eastern Standard Time" on the closing date of this vacancy: Monday, February 11, 2013

You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

1. Resume complete in USAJOBS

2. Responses to Questionnaire

3. Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of three quality categories:

  • Best Qualified Category -- Meet the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position
  • Well Qualified Category -- Meets the minimum qualifications requirements and meets most requirements of the position.
  • Qualified Category -- Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but do not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.
  • Names of candidates in the Best Qualified Category will be sent to the Hiring Manager for employment consideration.
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume, and ensure you submit the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above qualified non-preference eligibles in your assigned category. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.

For information on entitlement, VISIT: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category. BENEFITS: Back to top
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits . OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position.

For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsAtIHS/doc/ctap.doc

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Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions. However if there are no qualified Indian Preference candidates on the Certificate the vacancy must be re-announced.

Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a (SEE QUALIFICATIONS), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

This position is covered under UNION/Bargaining Unit.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level . Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position.

The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top

To "APPLY" for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:

Assessment Questionnaire
Résumé
Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/

Your Application Package status must be Complete by "Midnight Easten Standard Time" on, Monday, February 11, 2013, the closing date of this announcement.

Option B: Fax

If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Follow these steps:
Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire . You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.

If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144 . Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 832774
Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Mr. Troy Bad Moccasin, HR. Staffing Officer , PHONE: 605-226-7217, troy.badmoccasin@ihs.gov . "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

___ Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs Online Resume Builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
____ Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA -4432, Expiration Date: 11/30/2014, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." The current form expiration date, 11/30/2014, does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you posses one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432 located at: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf or please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)

___Qualifications -- example, typically used for licenses or other documents that attest to the qualifications of the applicant. >
___ Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
___ Veteran's Preference -If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .
___ Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under Miscellaneous: such as performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50. Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.

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