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Medical Support Assistant
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cheyenne, WY
Employment Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: 11/18/2020
Expire Date: 01/30/2021
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Customer Service and Call Center, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Insurance, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
Medical Support Assistant
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Experience and Education: Experience. Six months experience of clerical, office, [customer service], or other [administrative] work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; OR Education. One year above high school; OR Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.g. English Language Proficiency: MSAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3.j. Preferred Experience: Seeking professionals that are able or has experience in working in areas face to face and on multi-line telephone with patients (receiving/requesting diverse and multiple states of heath care services), Patients Families, Clinical staff, administrative staff, and can accomplish the following: Operate a computer at a seated position (sedentary) with minimal direction; Comply with standards in high stress/high pressure situations; Communicate tactfully in high volume, potentially noisy, customer service area; Maintain a positive attitude in an environment with high customer demands; Learn and apply de-escalation techniques; Manage their time; Provide directions and instructions to customers in a courteous fashion. Grade Determinations:
GS-03 (Entry Level) - Experience or Education. None beyond the basic requirements and Candidates must demonstrate ALL of the KSAs below: Ability to meet, communicate, and interact with individuals in a courteous and helpful manner in order to give instructions and arrange appointments. Ability to utilize computer systems to enter administrative data in patient systems. Ability to learn and utilize basic medical terminology to record patient messages and physician requests pertaining to follow-up medical care. GS-04 (Developmental Level) - One year of experience in clerical, office, [customer service, or other administrative] work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; ~OR~ Two years of education above high school and Candidates must demonstrate ALL of the KSAs below: Ability to meet, communicate, and interact with individuals from varying backgrounds and other health care team members in a courteous and helpful manner in order to [facilitate medical care for patients]. Ability to use, [and navigate between], various types of office automation equipment and software [(i.e. computer systems, web based scheduling programs; insurance collection system; scanning software, multiple line phone systems; electronic faxing programs) to support patient care]. Knowledge of basic medical terminology to assist in the provision of care to patients. Skill in recording patient messages and understanding physician requests pertaining to follow-up medical care in internal or external clinics. GS-05 (Full Performance) - One year of experience equivalent to the (GS-04) ~OR~ -4 years of education above High School and Candidates must demonstrate ALL of the KSAs below: Ability to operate computerized programs and [systems] in order to enter, modify, and retrieve sensitive [medical and patient identifying] information [(PII)] into or from electronic [health] records, scheduling systems, and/or reports. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology specific to understand medical diagnosis and procedures sufficient to communicate clinical staff instructions to patients. Ability to [schedule medical] appointments in a clinical setting. Ability to work independently in the accomplishment of a wide variety of duties [performing patient support work]. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally [in person, electronically, and/or by telephone], with [internal and external customers]. [Skill in customer service with the ability] to identify [customer] concerns, [and refer] to the [appropriate staff], as necessary, to ensure a satisfactory resolution. References: VA Handbook 5005/53, Part II, Appendix G45, Medical Support Assistant VA Qualifications Standards. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-05. Physical Requirements: Most of the work is sedentary and involves data entry into a computer. Must be able to communicate with the veteran patient, their family, and staff. The position requires some standing, ambulation, bending and carrying of items such as training manuals. In addition, there can be increased stress due to the intensity of a patient/customer complaint or concern.
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