Medical Records Technician
Department of Defense - Fort Belvoir, VA

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The Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:
The incumbent will serve in the capacity of an outpatient coder for the Patient Administration Division at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Work is sedentary, but may require walking, bending, standing and/or carrying of light items such as files and manuals. It does not require any special physical effort or ability. The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated office.

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US Citizens


Moving expenses are not authorized.

Incentives are not authorized.

You will serve as an Outpatient Medical Records Technician (Coder) in the Patient Administration Division, for the medical treatment facility. Performs a variety of technically complex duties to review and analyze ambulatory medical data, code medical diagnoses and procedures. Uses critical judgment in applying the appropriate guidelines to select the appropriate and accurate codes. Perform quality analysis to ensure accurate, internal consistency and correlation of recorded data. Identifies trends and patterns, makes recommendations to improve procedures. Follow-up with medical staff on coding discrepancies and/or errors. Conduct training in groups and one-one-one relating to quality review findings. Oversees coding function for the Ambulatory Data system and trains others in proper, accurate, and current coding practices. Incumbent will use International Classification of Diseases ICD-9, Clinical Modification, American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology CPT, Evaluation and Management Coding, Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology. Perform data entry into Composite Health Systems (CHCS), and/or Coding Compliance Editor (CCE). Critical thinking skills in order to analyze and solve medical coding issues. Understand the organization of a medical treatment facility, it mission requirements and the needs of the customers.

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General Schedule

• Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-07). Specialized experience is defined as: review and analyze ambulatory medical data. Assign codes to final diagnosis, procedures and operations using standard references. Train other coders in medical coding procedures and data entry programs.

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

Knowledge of Medical Coding
Ability to Analyze
Ability to Communicate Orally

Certification: This position requires the following certification: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) with either CCS Clinical Coding Specialist or CCS-P Clinical Coding Specialist - Provider OR American Academy of Professional Coders OR have a certificate of Registered Medical Center. Must be certified by a nationally accredited organization. (You must attach a copy of your certificate with your application.)

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.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a ANACI security clearance.

May require to comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.

A medical examination may be required.

Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations.

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 .

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 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.

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• 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

• 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 .)

• Fort Belvoir is located in Fairfax County, VA on a 8,656 acre tract along the Potomac River. Amenities include free parking, child care services, gymnasiums, bank, post office, education center, chapels, golf course, Officer Club, Community Club and Thrift Store. Accessible via I-95 and Rte 1. Richmond Hwy Express (REX) Metrobus line services Fort Belvoir. The national capital is minutes away. Jogging and walking paths are nearby, and a cafeteria is located within the facilities.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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