Air Mobility Command HEALTH TECHNICIAN (CREDENTIALS MANAGER) in Little Rock AFB, Arkansas

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The primary purpose of this position is to analyze, design, implement and direct the credentials program for the 314th Medical Group and to ensure that the medical and dental staffs have qualified and competent healthcare professionals to meet the complex, diverse medical and dental need of the beneficiary population served and to provide the highest quality medical and dental care possible to achieve and maintain accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and to integrate Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD/HA), Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force (AF), Major Command (MAJCOM), external accrediting agency policies and standards to maximize quality and delivery of healthcare by medical and dental assigned staff.

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Responsibilities
  • Develop, coordinate, implement, and manage the effective healthcare providers credentials program to meet Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Air Force standards.
  • Analyze, validate and primary source verifying professional medical education/training of providers requesting delineated medical privileges for appropriateness, continuity, and authenticity to ensure complete compliance.
  • Function as the secondary point of contact or alternate liaison to the MDG Chief of Staff, base Judge Advocate General?s office and HQ AETC regarding adverse actions process for credentialed and privileged healthcare professionals.
  • Establish mechanisms and interpret ASD/HA, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards, AF Instructions, DoD Directives and Medical Service Clinical Quality Assurance Guidelines for the credentialing process.
  • Establish/manage/maintain database for the Centralized Credentials Quality Assurance System, a DoD standardization information system designed to assist in the collection/tracking/reporting of required data by military Credentialing Offices.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

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0640 Health Aid And Technician

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • A security clearance may be required
  • PCS expenses will NOT be paid
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
Qualifications

Specialized Experience for Internal Applicants (current federal employees):One year of specialized experience for GS-0640-07 which includes knowledge of medical terminology and procedures and legal terminology sufficient to identify medical discrepancies; extensive knowledge and understanding of medical facility operations; extensive knowledge of methods for preservation, protection, and security of protected materials and other legal evidence; knowledge of DoD, JCAHO, FDA, OSHA, state and federal laws relating to medical facility operations; knowledge of statistical, analytical, and evaluative methods and techniques to conduct studies and analyze issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall healthcare delivery system of an Ambulatory Care Facility. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-0640-05).

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Internal Applicants (current federal employees) must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-05 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

Specialized Experience for External Applicants (non-federal employees):One year of specialized experience for GS-0640-07 which includes knowledge of medical terminology and procedures and legal terminology sufficient to identify medical discrepancies; extensive knowledge and understanding of medical facility operations; extensive knowledge of methods for preservation, protection, and security of protected materials and other legal evidence; knowledge of DoD, JCAHO, FDA, OSHA, state and federal laws relating to medical facility operations; knowledge of statistical, analytical, and evaluative methods and techniques to conduct studies and analyze issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall healthcare delivery system of an Ambulatory Care Facility. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-0640-06).

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: External Applicants (non-federal employees) must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-06 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. 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: 1. Broad knowledge of and skills in general management, organizational principles, and practices of credentialing and privileging to analyze, evaluate, advise, and coordinate on all aspects of the credentialing process. 2. Broad knowledge of the credentials function, procedure, instructions/guidelines/directives, precedents, and the ability to apply the requirements and to assess capabilities and compliance regarding credentialing and privileging. Extensive outside reading and research required maintaining currency in credentialing and privileging practices, procedures, and requirements. 3. Knowledge of research and analytical concepts, statistical methods and techniques commonly used to evaluate individual and organizational performance to insure performance based privileging of the professional medical staff. Ability to interpret written guidance from higher authorities, i.e. ASD/HA, JCAHO, DoD, DEA, AF, MAJCOM, and to develop local policy, and implement processes to ensure compliance. 4. Broad knowledge of individual states medical boards, national medical certifying boards, and other agency requirements regarding licensing and certification. In-depth knowledge of AF healthcare directives related to legal practices and their association to credentialing actions. 5. Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures sufficient to oversee appropriateness of privileges requested and facilitate interaction with all levels of medical professionals. Knowledge of and ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, to present succinct, easily understood guidance and information to an individual or group of professional medical healthcare providers. 6. Broad knowledge of and ability to effectively use automated data systems, spreadsheets, database, word processing, and other electronic computer applications in the collection and analysis of data pertaining to medical staff issues. Ability to analyze, identify, and resolve complex problems or unusual situations regarding the credentials and privileging process.

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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

90-Day Register:This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will notbe considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • A complete Application Questionnaire
  1. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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Security clearance

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The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

  1. Online Application - Questionnaire
  2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
  3. Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
  4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  5. Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference). ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
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How to Apply

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/20/2018

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10129806

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If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10129806

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Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
Phone

1-800-525-0102

Email

DO.NOT.EMAIL@CALL.ONLY

Address

Little Rock AFB 1255 Vandenberg Drive Ste 227 Little Rock AFB, AR US

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496842500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/16/2018 to 04/20/2018

Salary: $41,365 to $53,773 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 7

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent