Indian Health Service Medical Staff Coordinator in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Services (IHS), Northern Plains Region, Great Plains Area, Credentialing Department, Pine Ridge, South Dakota. * *Position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants 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. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Duties

MAJOR DUTIES:

Credentialing Duties-(80%)

  • Is responsible for the management of all aspects of the credentialing and privileging program for the service unit. The primary function of the incumbent is to employ expert-level knowledge in managing the credentialing and privileging process and advising the Clinical Director (CD) n relevant issues.
  • Continuously ensures medical center compliance with a myriad of complex regulations; multiple agencies; and the JCAHO accreditation standards upon which the service unit's Medicare and Medicaid certification is based and which affects the service unit's annual budget. These various requirements are constantly being revised and becoming more intricate.
  • Provides completed information packages that allow appropriate decision-making by individuals in clinical authority positions such as department heads and the CD; the credentials committee; the medical executive committee; and the service unit governing body. These credentialing information and decision packages are produced on a continuing basis, with the resultant decisions made by the appropriate individual or group on a monthly basis.
  • Reviews the findings of internal and external administrative reviews and audits, interprets and analyzes those reports, and provides advice on any modifications or corrections to operations which are necessary to maintain compliance. Supervisory Duties-(20%)

  • The position will directly supervise one GS-07 Credentialing Technician and one GS-06 Secretary. The incumbent plans work to be accomplished by subordinates and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinate based on priorities and capabilities of employees; evaluates work performance of subordinates; advise or counsel employees on work and administrative matters; interview candidates for positions, recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignments to such positions; hear and resolve complaints from employees; effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands; identify training needs of employees; approves leave, etc.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Status

Yes

Promotion Potential

09

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority (ESEP); All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible or Schedule A or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

GS-09: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level OR master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education at the graduate level leading to such a degree. NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying 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.

To qualify based on specialized experience for GS-9 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-7 level) that included duties such as: Credential and privilege program to assure uniform, accurate, and timely of credentialing and privileges. Maintain expertise in new regulations, laws, and accreditation standards. Quarterly review of the credentialing and privileging for appointment and reappointment for all licensed independent practitioners. Review medical staff and allied health professionals applications for completeness, to assure privileges requested are consistent with the applicant's education and training. Review maintenance and compliance of current privileges of medical staff. Make arrangements for travel, prepare travel vouchers and trip related reports utilizing electronic systems; arrange schedules of visits and housing arrangements. Ensure new employee orientation is completed; ensure background information and packets are completed. Work with Quality Assurance department on the coordination of the peer review process; random chart reviews. Initiate Title 38 contracts, Retention Bonus, Relocation Bonus and renewal process. Perform administrative duties: screen and control telephone calls and incoming mail; type medical letters, consultation notes, schedules for medical staff; maintain files, records and calendar follow-up system; make arrangements for meetings.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BENEFITS

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Other Information

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/

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. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
  • Drug testing is not required.
  • This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
  • Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.
  • A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476568600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-09 to 2017-08-22

Salary: $49,765 to $64,697 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 09

Series: 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: IHS-17-GP-1997710-ESEP/MP

Control number: 476568600