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Data Transcriber - Medical Scribe

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fargo
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThis position is located in the VA Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota. The Data Transcriber - Medical Scribe functions as member of a diverse, multi-professional team who works at the direction of a licensed independent practitioner (LIP) to capture and enter information into an electronic health record (EHR).ResponsibilitiesAccompanies the LIP during each patient visit and documenting/transcribing information in the EHR; Documents medical visits and procedures as they are being performed by the physician or LIP; Effectively navigates, ensures regulatory compliance, reviews and gathers information from the health record; Facilitates the flow of patients through the clinic by queuing orders including referrals, tests, medications, encounters, etc.; Forwards documentation to the LIP for review, approval and signature; Assists the treatment team in ensuring medical documentation complies with Joint Commission and other accreditation body requirements; Participates in quality improvement activities in an ongoing basis and recommends changes for improvement; Ensures workload credit and statistical information is maintained for the medical center; Manages time appropriately and prioritizes workload to ensure completion; Performs other related duties as assigned. NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years). Term appointments are non-status, non-permanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pmRecruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorizedFinancial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredRequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsTYPING PROFICIENCY: This position requires the skills of a qualified typist. In addition to meeting the experience and/or education requirements, you must be able to type at least 40 words per minute. -AND- To qualify for this position, you must also meet one of the following: Experience: At least one (1) year of progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Experience includes performing work such as transcribing information into an electronic record, ensuring accuracy, spelling, punctuation and grammar; utilizing a variety of computer applicants/software such as word processing, spreadsheet database and audio-visual presentation software. Due to the major duties and responsibilities of this position, all applicants must have knowledge of medical terminology. NOTE: Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. -OR- Education: Successful completion of two (2) years of education above the high school level in an accredited institution. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. -OR- Combination: A combination of post-high school education in an accredited institution and general experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation AND experience must clearly documented. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:Attention to DetailClinical Data Collection/DocumentationComputer SkillsManages and Organizes InformationMedical InformationWriting IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Additional InformationPhysical Requirements: The work is sedentary and does not require any special physical effort. Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. May carry light items such as papers, books, and portable computer. The work often requires long hours to meet projected deadlines and to devise corrective action and solutions to unexpected technical delays. The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated and involves everyday risks and discomforts that require normal safety precautions. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (701) 232-3241. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Fargo , Data Transcriber - Medical Scribe, Healthcare , Fargo, North Dakota

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