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Posted:
1/7/2018
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Social Service
Program Support Assistant 35955A
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Department Of Veterans Affairs | Saint Louis, MO
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Job Description

Summary

1st Area of Consideration: Current Permanent Employees of the Central Plains Consolidated Patient Account Center (Station 735) and its satellite offices;

2nd Area of Consideration: Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs

3rd Area of Consideration: Other Status Eligibles

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Join the Central Plains CPAC in St Louis Mo. It is an independent city and major U.S port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi river, on the border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2015 population of 315,685 and is the cultural and economic center of the greater St. Louis area.

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. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

Duties

This position is located in a Consolidated Patient Account Center (CPAC) In the Organization of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with the incumbent serving as the Program Support Assistant (Facility Revenue Technician (located on site at a VA Medical facility. The CPAC is a regionally consolidated business entity established to enhance revenue operation throughout the VHA network by standardization and consolidation of functions, as the integration of VHA and industry best practices. As the Program Support Assistant (Facility Revenue Technician), you are responsible for but not limited to:

* Validate and audit potential third party reimbursable insurance claims
* Review first party receivables to ensure applicable co-pays for non-automated co-payment are applied appropriately
* Performs the compilation, and tracking of data and program information in support of revenue.
* Identifies clinical services for billing purposes.
* Evaluates detailed analysis of coding data for first and third-party accouns.
* Prepares a wide variety of written products such as reports, memoranda, and correspondence.
* Providing patient education and assistance concerning Medical Care Cost Fund Program
* Providing answers to customer service inquiries regarding accounts receivable, means and co-payment testing and health insurance related issues.

Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: not available

Telework: Not available until fully successful (at the discretionary of the supervisor)

Virtual: This Is not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD#: Program Support Assistant 35955A/ 35954A/35955A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

$37,578

$54,286

Job Details

Application Open Date

1/4/2018

Application Close Date

1/24/2018

Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply

Open to Agency Employees: 1st Area of Consideration: Employees of the Central Plains Consolidated Patient Account Center (Station 735) and its satellite offices; 2nd Area of Consideration: Employees of other Veterans Affairs facilities; 3rd Area of Consideration: Other Status Eligibles, including VEOA Veterans

Status

Full-Time

* More About VA
* VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Receiving Service Credit or 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.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) 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/.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.




* Qualifications
* To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/24/2018.

GS-6 Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

GS-7 Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

* GS-6 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
* Enter pertinent information into an automated tracking system.
* Evaluate detailed analysis of coding data for first and third-party accounts which requires utilizing medical terminology and coding requirements.
* Review documents, reports and/or applications and ensure data is complete and accurate.
* Experience interacting with health carriers to clarify billings to patient accounts.
* Experience processing accounts receivable/payable, billing, information Management, insurance claims.

GS-07 Specialized Experience: Do you possess at least one (1) full year of specialized experience, which equips you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the (Program Support Assistant-FRT) GS-07 position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to the grade 06 level in Federal service to qualify at the grade 07.

Examples of specialized experience include:

* Gathering data from a variety of sources, using program specific analysis techniques, and prepared reports or information in an acceptable style and format.
* Customer Service in face-to-face and telephone formats.
* Experience interacting with health carriers to clarify billings to patient accounts.
* Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, coordinate and complete projects of a time-critical nature or projects of equivalent complexity.
* Evaluates and performs a detailed analysis of data received from various sources.

Note: Evidence of specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held on your resume. You must provide work experience information such as hours per week, salary, and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year format) to establish you have one (1) full year of Specialized Experience at or comparable to the required grade level.

You will bee rated on the following Competencies for this position:

* Analytical Reasoning
* Client Orientation
* Communication
* Technical Credibility

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.


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About Department Of Veterans Affairs

Company Description

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the nation’s largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system. We are responsible for providing care to more than 7.9 million Veterans and their family members, from those who served in World War II to those currently returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Meeting the needs of these individuals requires the efforts of nearly 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees working at more than 1,400 sites of care across the nation, all committed to providing our nation’s Veterans with the high-quality health care that they deserve.

Company History

For centuries, the tradition of providing care for the warrior has been a prominent feature of Native American culture. Serving those who served is also at the heart of VA’s mission, which makes Native Americans the ideal candidates for health care positions at VA. For Native American health care professionals at VA, a career caring for our nation’s Veterans is more than a job; it’s an extension of their heritage.

That’s why we are actively seeking Native American doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health practitioners to help us achieve our mission of providing high-quality care to our nation’s Veterans. By incorporating their proud heritage with medicine, Native American health care professionals can make a positive impact not only on the lives of Native American Veterans but all Veterans.

Working Here

A career at VA allows employees to have unmatched control over their lives and career paths while performing a job that’s truly worthwhile. At VA, we take care of our employees as well as we take care of our Veterans. In return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care, they receive competitive salaries, superior benefits, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation. Our Veterans deserve only the best, and we take great pride in attracting and maintaining a superior workforce capable of providing the exceptional patient care for which we are known.