Air Force Materiel Command MEDICAL RECORDS TECHNICIAN (OFFICE AUTOMATION) in Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. To serve as a Medical Records Technician in a medical facility having a wide variety of medical specialties where records reflect many diagnoses and treatments. In that capacity, provides quality review and analysis of a wide range of patient medical records, ensuring accuracy of coding and maintaining records in accordance with accepted medical and legal standards.
Conditions of Employment
Experience requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Medical Records Technician Series, 0675. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have or will have within 120 days after the closing of this announcement at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service such as practical knowledge of all applicable medical rules, procedures and governmental regulations necessary to perform a wide variety of medical records functions and analysis as well as completing limited specialized assignments such as setting up special registries and provide problem-solving services in specific medical record functions and research activities; thorough knowledge and familiarity with a broad range of medical records references and registry requirements for medical records as well as all applicable classification methods; practical knowledge of coding complicated or complex medical records, carry out quality assurance studies, and make recommendations to improve procedures for compiling and retrieving medical record information. (NOTE: This same experience must be well-described in the application/resume that you complete and submit in addition to answering this questionnaire.) NOTE: Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: I. Knowledge of an extensive body of well-established rules, procedures, regulations, principles and operations covering patient medical records1 their required contents! establishment and maintenance of special registries, documentation of incidents, and diagnostic coding requirements and procedures.
Knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, surgical and medical procedures, human anatomy and the major disease processes of each to code and maintain medical records and support other staff requirements.
Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques to support office operations and produce a variety of documents such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs.
Skill in gathering required data and preparing related reports.
Skill in typing; a qualified typist is required
Ability to analyze medical records, apply appropriate codes, collect and organize pertinent data for special purpose studies, determine medical and legal sufficiency of the record, and determine eligibility for release of information. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.