Vacancy ID: 822266   Announcement Number: NW30669-09-8222664J536866-D   USAJOBS Control Number: 335328000

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the responses below, select ONE response that best describes how you meet the basic requirements for this position: (PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified based on education, please verify your claim by attaching a copy of your college transcripts or providing on your resume an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 Level in Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector providing health information management in a hospital or large clinic setting. Experience providing and coordinating the processing, usage, storage, and retirement of medical records; experience with processes used in coding medical data as applied in the health care environment; and experience conducting audits, surveillance, and technical guidance pertaining to medical records.
B. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related.

C. I have a combination of education and specialized experience as described in A and education as described in B that equates to one year of experience. My percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent.

D. I do not have any of the basic or education and/or experience requirements in A through C above but am willing to learn.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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. Provide advice and guidance on medical record processes and related issues.

3. Provide advice and guidance on medical record coding and programs.

4. Provide advice and guidance in the identification, implantation, and maintenance of agencies information privacy policies.

5. Develop and implement standards of measurement to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the daily operations of the Medical Records Division.

6. Organize and direct a comprehensive medical record program to meet medical record standards.

7. Develop systematic procedures for special reports to advise higher management of potential problems and makes recommendations for solutions to the problems.

8. Provide expert advice and technical guidance to medical and administrative personnel to resolve complex problems.

9. Resolve simple, informal complaints of staff and refers others to department head to make recommendations concerning complaint and discuss outcome.

10. Maintain current knowledge and answers questions on policies, procedures, and directives regarding Medical Records.

11. Provide in-service training and orientation to professional and clerical employees and others needed or required.

12. Instruct employees in specific tasks and job techniques and make available written instructions, reference materials and supplies.

13. Supervise civilian and military personnel in charge of the daily operations of the Patient Administration Department.

14. Report to department head on performance, progress, and training needs of employees, and problems affecting performance.

15. Advise department head or appropriate personnel, of equipment and supplies required for the operation of the Medical Records Division.

16. 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 ground 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.