MEDICAL RECORDS TECHNICIAN


Vacancy ID: 774471   Announcement Number: NW20675-05-7744714J484253-D   USAJOBS Control Number: 329754200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-05 Medical Records Technician position. (PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, please verify your claim by attaching a copy of your college transcripts or providing an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-04) in the Federal service demonstrating knowledge of maintaining and updating medical records. Qualifying experience may include duties such as: checking medical records for completeness, accuracy and/or compliance with regulatory requirements; searching and/or abstracting medical data; identifying medical forms required for recordkeeping purposes; and/or assisting with the disposition of records to include identifying, assembling, sorting, and/or packaging records for transfers to other medical centers.

B. I have successfully completed four years of education above the high school level.

C. I have a combination of post high school education and specialized experience that equates to one year of experience.

D. I do not have either the experience or education as described in the above responses.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Determine what medical record form should be included in the medical record to meet insurance requirements.

3. Identify, sort, and or/file loose treatment documents (lab, x-ray, and consultation reports).

4. Review medical records for completeness to ensure accordance with regulatory requirements.

5. Consolidate medical records in accordance with standard procedures and in proper sequence order for medical staff.

6. Extract patient information from medical records in accordance with laws and regulations related to the release of medical information.

7. Copy medical records for beneficiaries use and/or for official business when requested.

8. Consolidate patients' records for treatment, transfer, and/or death.

9. Deliver medical records to clinics and/or providers immediately upon request for same day visits or when information is required for patient care.

10. Assist in disposition of records to include identifying, assembling, sorting, and/or packaging records for transfer to medical records center.

11. Answer patient information via telephone calls or walk in visitors.

12. Record information into an automated software system (such as the Composite Health Care System (CHCS)).

13. Complete forms in an automated software system to initiate requests for service.

14. Perform outpatient registration and initiates new health records for beneficiaries.

15. Create necessary forms, documents, and/or bar code labels for medical record maintenance.

16. Track medical records by scanning bar code label or manually inputting information into an automated system upon release and/or receipt of medical records.

17. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you.

Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.