SourceDefense Health Agency
SummaryAbout the Position: This position is located at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in the Director of Healthcare and Strategic Operations, Department of Quality Management, Credentials. The work performed in this position is normally performed in an office setting which is adequately lighted, ventilated and climate controlled. This position requires long periods of sitting and reading, plus carrying of light objects such as files, records, and books.ResponsibilitiesUpon receipt of individual credential files, you will establish and maintain a Practitioner Credentials File (PCF) for each physician, advance nurse practitioner, and Allied Healthcare Provider (AHCP) assigned/contracted to the MTF.Prime-source verifies documentation to include diplomas, licenses, certification, medical specialty training, board certification, continuing medical education credits, etc.Prepare and maintain Provider Activity Files (PAF) for privileged providers and ensure all privileged providers maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and/ or maintain current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.Research and abstracts active and inactive provider files in response to a variety of requests for information on providers privileged by this facility.Responsible for coordinating actions, setting priorities, and meeting objectives or deadlines.Submits requests, if required, for validation of credentials information from state licensing/certification agencies, specialty boards, educational institutions, and civilian and military hospitals.Prepares and dispatches over own signature correspondence responding to or requesting references or verification of credentials of health care providers.Uses the full range of keys, codes, and function commands of the various software packages to manipulate texts to accomplish formats, revisions, deletions, and additions desired by the staff.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsWho May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.Current Civilian Employees of the Defense Health Agency (DHA)Current Civilian Employees of the National Capital Region Medical DirectorateCurrent Civilian Employees of the OrganizationCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Qualifications for Credentials Program Specialist, GS-07: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes working in an administrative setting in a medical treatment facility, directing visitors/phone calls to appropriate personnel; maintaining office administrative and functional files; generating a variety of correspondence and/or reports; and utilizing an automated data management system, such as Microsoft Excel. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). OR Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Business Administration, Healthcare Management or Healthcare Administration (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) OR Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:(1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR(2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/). OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages. Qualifications for Credentials Program Specialist, GS-09: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes using an automated data processing system to accomplish a wide range of clerical, statistical, and data entry/retrieval tasks in support of administrative work; verifying that providers applying for clinical staff privileges possess appropriate and current qualifications; prioritizing credentialing actions to ensure providers maintain privileges; assisting in conducting annual reviews of clinical privileging documents. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). OR Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Hospital Administration or Health Care Administration. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:CommunicationsComputer SkillsPlanning and EvaluatingResearch and Data Analysis Time in Grade Requirement for the GS-07: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05). Time in Grade Requirement for the GS-09: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07).EducationFOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Additional InformationMale applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
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