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Medical Record Technician-Release of Information
Department of Veterans Affairs

Location: Tampa, Florida
Work Setting: Ambulatory Care, Hospital, Other
Job Function:
Release of Information Specialist
Job Type:
Full-Time
Salary Range: step 1 GS 04-06 $29,847-$37,223

Introduction

Activated in 1972, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility. JAHVH is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.

Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.

JAHVH consists of five Veterans Health Administration facilities located in Tampa, New Port Richey, Zephyrhills, Lakeland and
Brooksville, serving four counties in Central Florida. It is a part of the Veterans Integrated System Network (VISN) 8 that also
includes facilities in Orlando, Gainesville, Lake City, Bay Pines, West Palm Beach, Miami and Puerto Rico

Job Description

MRT (ROI)

(1) GS-4 MRT (ROI) Entry Level

(a) Experience or Education. None beyond basic requirements.

(b) Assignment. Employees at this level serve in entry level MRT (ROI) positions and receive close supervision from more experienced ROI staff members.

(2) GS-5 MRT (ROI) Developmental Level

(a) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or successful completion of four years of education above high school from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in health information technology.

(b) Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Ability to utilize health information technology and various office software products utilized in MRT (ROI) positions (e.g., the electronic health record, release of information systems, etc.);

2. Knowledge of the Joint Commission requirements and/or health record documentation guidelines; and

3. Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties within required timeframes and ability to follow-up on pending issues.

(c) Assignment. Employees at this grade level serve in developmental positions as MRTs (ROI) and receive guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex ROI procedures.

(3) GS-6 MRT (ROI) Full Performance Level

(a) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

(b) Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. In-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations related to the authorization and disclosure of health information and ability to apply said laws and regulations related to the disclosure of health information (e.g., Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 38 U.S.C. 7332);

2. Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion;

3. Ability to follow up on pending issues in order to meet required response times; and

4. Ability to research and solve difficult questions related to release of health information in an accurate and timely manner.

(c) Assignment. This is considered the full performance level for ROI technician positions. ROI technicians at this level apply, interpret and analyze laws and regulations related to the disclosure of health information. Responsible for educating requestors on requirements for submitting requests for health information. Complete all requests for health information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

 

Instructions for Resume Submission

Please e-mail your resume to veronica.mccoy2@va.gov

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 2:03 PM
Post ID: 30685

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