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Job opening: Advanced Medical Support Assistant (Diagnostic Imaging)

Salary: $52 302 - 65 314 per year
Published at: Aug 09 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System is seeking highly energetic candidates to fill multiple Advanced Medical Support Assistant vacancies for (Diagnostic Imaging) within the West Los Angeles VA, within various services and supported catchment areas. Ideal candidates resumes must be skilled in customer service, identify customer concerns, customer satisfaction and resolution, ability to operate computer programs, and scheduling of appointments.


Current Veterans Administration Employees are encouraged to apply under CBSX-12084037-23-CK. Position(s) is located in West Los Angeles CA within various services and supported catchment areas. MSAs interact with both internal and external customers providing exceptional customer service and ensuring overall customer satisfaction. Candidates will be reviewed for minimum qualifications as outlined in the qualifications section of this announcement and referred to the Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System MSA Interview panel no later than 60 days of the vacancy closure. Selected candidates should plan to report to Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System for fingerprinting and a Physical evaluation. In addition, you will be contacted by various entities within Human Resources to begin all pre-employment processes and must satisfy all condition of employment before a firm offer of employment is made. Typical duties include but are not limited to: Scheduling, canceling, re-scheduling patient's appointments and/or consults Entering no-show information Monitoring electronic wait lists Preparing for clinic visits Establishing and maintaining medical outpatient and inpatient charts as well as administrative records Monitoring both inpatient and outpatient appointments for areas of responsibility Obtaining medical information from patients Coordinating information and actions related to patient care and services Ensuring encounter forms are completed in order to obtain appropriate workload credit Verifying and updating demographics and insurance information Processing all emergency and non-emergency transfers to other VA facilities or private hospitals Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: 0730-1600 or 0800-1630 Monday - Friday Telework Eligible: May be Approved/Not Approved Virtual: This is not a virtual Compressed work Schedule: May be Approved/Not Approved Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required



Resume Requirement: Your resume must be detailed include the following information: Job title, description of duties, month/year of employment; and average hours worked per week. Eligible candidates will be interviewed and must meet a minimum score to be considered for current and/or future vacancies as they occur. Those candidates that meet the interview scoring requirements may be selected and placed into any current available vacancies in any service line. If there are no vacancies candidates will be entered into a pool of future hires and placed as vacancies become available. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. 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. Experience and Education: Six months experience f 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. Grade Determination: GS-6: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) grade level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).Candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Ability to collaborate [and] communicate [with a wide range of medical clinicians across multiple disciplines (e.g. medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, clinical pharmacists, and nursing staff) to accomplish team goal setting to ensure medical care to patients is met.]2. [Ability to independently] set priorities and organize work to meet deadlines, ensuring compliance with established processes, policies, and regulations.3. Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, [electronically, by phone, in person], and in writing, [with internal and external customers]. This may include preparing reports in various formats and presenting data to various organizational levels, [as well as resolving patient concerns].4.Advanced knowledge of the technical health care process [(including, but not limited to, scheduling across interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery and/or care in the community models and patient health care portals)] as it relates to access to care.5. Advanced knowledge of policies and procedures associated with interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery and/or care in the community operational activities that affect patient flow, and patient support care[administrative functions] to include, but not limited to appointment cycles, outside patient referrals, follow-up care, overbooking, provider availability, etc.6. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology due to the technical nature of language utilized by clinicians. Assignment. The Advanced MSA [provides specialized and expert administrative patient support while working] collaboratively in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model. [Work involves specialized administrative judgment and the flexible use of a wide range of clinical flow processes relating to access to care across multiple clinics, specialties, and/or care in the community resources. Recommends changes to existing clinic procedures based on current administrative guidelines. Expertise in utilizing numerous advanced patient systems in support of multiple clinics involved in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model. Coordinates] with the patient care team to review clinic[appointment availability] (utilization) to ensure that clinic [schedules are] closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinics, and [makes adjustments as necessary]. [MSAs at this level] develop [and/or] maintain effective and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary [coordinated care delivery model teams] , VA medical centers, and other agencies (e.g., assist with communications during the inpatient to outpatient discharge; communicate with non-VA medical facilities; [prepare correspondence] to notify patients of normal lab results; manage a system for follow-up care such as consults, tests, etc.). Other assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: [processes incoming patient secure messaging through MyHealthyVet and coordinates with care team as appropriate; participates in] team huddles and team meetings to manage, plan, [problem solve, and follow-up with] patient [care by sharing information and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team]; setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs;[identifies incomplete encounters and communicates findings to providers; as needed; assists] the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions;[enters] appropriate information into the electronic record; monitors pre-appointment information and/or requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure; [manages patient systems] to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; evaluates patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether [the patient requires an immediate appointment; informs team members] about shared patients ([i.e]., those who receive their care at multiple [VA centers] or those who [receive] care in the community). For all [assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time]. References: VA Handbook 5005/53, Part II, Appendix G45, Medical Support Assistant GS-679.The full performance level of this vacancy is 06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is 06. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; walking up to 1 hour; Hearing (aid permitted); may be working alone and/or working closely with others.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Address Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System 11301 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90073 US
  • Name: Christopher Kidd
  • Phone: (210) 852-6410
  • Email: [email protected]


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