Medical Records Technician,US Dept of Veterans Affairs-Martinsburg
The Medical Records Technician (Coder) is responsible for abstracting medical record data and assigning codes using current clinical classification systems appropriate for the type of care provided. Employees at the GS 04 level will serve as entry level Medical Records Technician coders and receive close supervision from more experienced MRT Coders. Employees at the GS 05 level will serve as developmental MRT coders and receive guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex coding procedures. Employees at the GS 06 level will serve in developmental positions as MRT coders and receive intermittent monitoring. Employees at the GS 07 level will serve serve as developmental MRT coders and receive minimal monitoring. Employees at the GS 08 level will be at the full performance level, and will perform either inpatient or outpatient coding duties, or a combination of inpatient and outpatient coding duties.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Experience: One year of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record. Six months of the required one year of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform MRT work.
- Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate for combining education and experience:
(a) Six months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses.
(b) Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures. Also requires six additional months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record.
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