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Job opening: Advanced Medical Support Assistant

Salary: $42 022 - 54 625 per year
City: Jackson
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This Advanced Medical Support Assistant (AMSA) position is in the Medical Service Administration of the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center located in Jackson, MS.


Current permanent VA employees and Federal employees from other federal agency should apply under CBST-12134546-23-MB The Advanced Medical Support Assistant (AMSA) works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model (i.e. patient aligned care team, or other specialty care setting where the patient aligned care team model is used such as oncology, HIV, SCI, Military Sexual Trauma, etc.). The AMSA coordinates with the patient care team to review the clinic utilization by using various reports to ensure that the clinic setup is closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinic and make any necessary adjustments. The duties of the Medical Support Assistant (Advanced) include but are not limited to: Responsible for scheduling appointments, including interpreting, and verifying provider orders in accordance with VHA national scheduling guidelines. Assignments at this level, include, but are not limited to: scheduling, canceling, rescheduling patient appointments and/or consults. Enter no-show information. Preppers clinic visits. Monitors both inpatient and outpatient appointments for areas of responsibility. Ensures action required encounters are printed to providers twice daily to obtain appropriate workload credit. Verifies demographics and insurance information, processing all emergency and nonemergency transfers to other VA facilities or private hospitals. Performs basic eligibility, co-pays and preauthorization requirements for specific coverage. Supports the guiding principles of this healthcare system. Performs assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, outstanding customer service, and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the Veteran. Supports the team concept and functions as a team player. Contributes to team initiatives and continuously strives to improve the effectiveness of the primary care teams and/or specialty clinics. Responsible for carrying out a variety of administrative duties in support of patient care in one or more of the outpatient Specialty Clinics, Primary Care Clinics or the inpatient wards. Provides administrative coordination of patient care and to advise the professional staff on administrative and logistical factors associated with direct patient care. Acts in the capacity of liaison between patients, team members as well as specialty and ancillary services. Provides information and technical support on availability of services, points of contact and necessary authorizations and approvals. Serves as the communication coordinator for the team. Assures that all visitors and telephone calls are referred in a prompt and courteous manner. Ascertains the nature of the call or the business of the visitor and determine the appropriate action. Assist with requests for information from patients and/or staff members but when the situation cannot be resolved, refers the individual to the appropriate person or service. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am. - 4:00 pm. or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 586-00556-F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.



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. Certification. None required. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. English Language Proficiency. Medical Support Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Policy. Grade Determinations. To qualify for the GS-06 level, your resume must demonstrate you possess the required experience necessary to possess the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) required for the grade. Be specific when describing the job duties that demonstrate you possess the KSAs listed. Resume must include hours per week for work experience credit. Medical Support Assistant (Advanced), GS-06 (a) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level. To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your resume that you have experience that includes: Entering, modifying, retrieving sensitive information into or from electronic health records, scheduling systems, and/or reports; Scheduling medical appointments in a clinical setting; Performing patient support work; Providing customer service and identifying patient concerns to ensure satisfactory resolution; Advanced level of medical terminology. (b) 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.). (c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, you must demonstrate ALL of the following KSAs in your resume: 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. Ability to independently set priorities and organize work to meet deadlines, ensuring compliance with established processes, policies, and regulations. 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. 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. 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. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology due to the technical nature of language utilized by clinicians. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology due to the technical nature of language utilized by clinicians. Preferred Experience: Knowledge of Microsoft programs including, but not limited to PowerPoint, Word, Teams, and Excel. Experience scheduling patients in Clinical Video Telehealth; VA Video Connect and phone clinics. Experience scheduling across multiple platforms (GUI, VistA, Telehealth Management Platform). References: VA Handbook 5005/117 Part II, Appendix G45 VA Qualification Standard for Medical Support Assistant, GS-0679. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. Physical Requirements: Physical aspects associated with work required of this assignment are typical for the occupation and would generally not require a pre-placement examination.


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.

Foreign Education. To be creditable, education completed outside the U.S. must have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. programs.


  • Address GV Sonny Montgomery VAMC 1500 East Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson, MS 39216 US
  • Name: Mayte Bartlett-Morris
  • Phone: 318-458-0766
  • Email: [email protected]


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