Medical Support Assistant (OA) GS-679-05


Vacancy ID: 849055   Announcement Number: IHS-13-OK-849055-ESEP/MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 338669600

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Vacancy Identification Number: 849055

Announcement Number: IHS-13-OK-849055-ESEP/MP


1. Title of Job

Medical Support Assistant (OA) GS-679-05
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 05.


05

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is
008 Medical Support Assistant (OA) - Contract Health

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


400990131 Claremore, OK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you a United States Citizen or National, who is at least 16 years old?

A. Yes
B. No

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment under the Merit Promotion or Excepted Service Examining Plan in the Indian Health Service. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to the following statements. Do not leave any section blank. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment under the Merit Promotion or Excepted Service Examining Plan in the Indian Health Service. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to the following statements. Do not leave any section blank.

A- Yes.
B- No.

2. Are you a current, permanent (non-temporary) civilian employee on a competitive service appointment in a Federal agency or a former civilian Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or an interchange agreement eligible; or a VEOA eligible; or a former civilian Federal employee who served on a career-conditional appointment and was separated less than three years ago without achieving career status in the competitive service? (You must submit supporting documentation).

3. Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification? (You must submit a properly completed and signed copy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service," for employees claiming Indian preference.)

4. Are you an Indian Health Service scholarship recipient who has completed the necessary requirements for an approved health profession degree in accordance with your academic institution and under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA)? (You will receive highest priority placement consideration for available vacancies within the IHS).

5. Have you held a permanent position in the competitive service at the same grade level with the same or higher promotion potential as this position; or be an Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) applicant; or be eligible for a special appointment authority such as a Schedule A for the severely disabled? (You must submit supporting documentation).

6. Are you interested in performing the duties of this position within the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps? (You must submit sufficient information to permit this office to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements, including any selective placement factor).

INSTRUCTIONS: The following section is used to determine your Method of Consideration/Referral.

7. Please indicate which of the following plans you want to be considered under: you will only be considered for those that you indicate and are within reach for referral. Do not leave this section blank.
NOTE: You must also submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated in the vacancy announcement. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration.

A. I would like to be considered for Merit Promotion Plan (MP)
B. I would like to be considered for Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP)
C. I would like to be considered for both A and B (MP/ESEP)
D. I would like to be considered under the Commissioned Corps Personnel System
E. None of the above hiring plans apply to me

Thank you for your interest in this Medical Support Assistant (OA) position in Contract Health with the Indian Health Service.
We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.
SECTION I. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND FACTORS.

1. I have at least one year of specialized work experience determining eligibility requirements, and obtaining and processing demographic and insurance information for patient registration, alternate resources, contract health services or related purposes.

A. Yes
B. No

2. The highest education level I have achieved is:

A. Some high school
B. GED or high school diploma
C. Some college courses but less than 2 years of education above high school.
D. At least 2 years but less than 4 years of education above high school.
E. 4 years of college education or higher.

3. I have a combination of experience (as described in question 1) and education above high school level that WHEN COMBINED is equal to or greater than 100% percent. To calculate your percentage of education divide your under-graduate hours earned by 120 semester hours (or 180 quarter hours). To calculate your percentage of experience divide your total number of months by 12 (months).

A. Yes
B. No

4. Can you type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5-minute sample with three or fewer errors?

A. Yes
B. No

Respond Yes or No to the following questions. Your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your responses.

A- Yes
B- No

5. I have the ability to interview patients to obtain patient information such as demographic and insurance information.

6. I have experience with interacting professionally with a wide variety of individuals internal and external to an organization.

7. I have the ability to assist customers with completing forms to ensure accuracy and completeness.

8. I have knowledge of basic medical terminology and concepts.

9. I have knowledge of basic medical procedures.

10. I have the ability to process contract health referrals.

11. I have the ability to work with customers to determine appropriate products or services.

12. I have knowledge of third party eligibility criteria and billing procedures.

13. I have the ability to identify and correct mistakes in written or computer documents or records.

SECTION II. CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION ACCURACY

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

Certification of Information Accuracy
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

14. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.