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Job opening: Health Systems Specialist

Salary: $72 553 - 113 047 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position reports to the Ambulatory Care Operations Director (ACOD)/Group Practice Manager (GPM) providing provide assistance and support to the ACOD/GPM and to all ambulatory care services in the facility and related Community Based Outpatient Clinics as it relates to access to care as applicable. The incumbent is responsible for Primary Care, Mental Health, Surgery, Medicine or Ancillary ambulatory clinics oversight and integration into an efficient Clinic Practice Management model.


The incumbent supports high quality, accessible, cost effective health care services. Ensures a high quality patient experience for the Veteran, by acting on feedback from the Veteran, his or her family and/or significant others, facility employees, expert clinical staff and the Ambulatory Care Operations Director (ACOD). The incumbent provides data, reports and assistance to the Ambulatory Care Operations Director (ACOD) / Group Practice Manager (GPM) in their work in development of strategic plans for the facility as it relates to access to care. The incumbent measures and provides recommendations with an emphasis on improving clinical product line performance. Duties include but may not be limited to the following: Provide access related consultative services, working in collaboration with facility Service Lines, to review and develop guidance and policies that will facilitate standardized processes within the facility and applicable Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Review and evaluate assigned processes and procedures to determine areas of effectiveness, efficiency, and improvement for proposal through local Group Practice Manager (GPM) and supervisor. Implement process improvement and training opportunities that support frontline employees in providing predictable, consistent, and comfortable customer service experiences for Veterans, their caregivers, and beneficiaries. Provide recommendations on facility improvements including construction, renovation, space utilization and purchase of equipment. Collect and analyze report trended data sets; make recommendations to assist in the allocation of resources. Assist clinic managers in identifying causal interrelationships between the various aspects of ambulatory care and its impact on clinical operations to achieve and sustain quality, safe, efficient, and effective ambulatory care. Monitor existing or emerging workflow issues; monitor consult management issues and provide guidance to Clinical Leads and Administrative Leads (ALs) when required. Monitors Information Technology (IT) usage and issues and provide information or assistance to Clinical Leads as needed. Make recommendations to managers regarding allocation of resources, including potential use of community care options. Monitor, and make recommendations to adjust plans to effectively and cost-efficiently accomplish the mission within budgetary constraints. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#:Health Systems Specialist /PD99866-SRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Subject to background/security investigation.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT - Applicants must meet one of the below requirements for the Health System Specialist 0671 occupational series. Individual Occupational Requirements are used in conjunction with a group coverage (generic) standard. Applicants who do not meet the individual occupational requirements are ineligible for further consideration. Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration OR Experience - Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. OR Special Provision for Inservice Placement - Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included: Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements; Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program. In addition to the Basic Requirements identified above, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS-09, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Providing data, reports and assistance to the Ambulatory Care Operations Director (ACOD)/Group Practice Manager (GPM) in their work in development of strategic plans for the facility as it relates to access to care; Measuring and providing recommendations with an emphasis on improving clinical product line performance; and Providing access related consultative services, working in collaboration with facility Service Lines, to review and develop guidance and policies that will facilitate standardized processes. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Problem Solving Financial Management Organizational Development Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Performance of the incumbent's duties may require extensive walking per day to meet with the facility managers and other clinic personnel. Trips to satellite outpatient clinics are sometimes necessary and will involve transportation via automotive vehicle. The work performed is of a precise nature requiring long periods of concentration that is often interrupted. Incumbent is often faced with changing priorities and with meeting deadlines. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information


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 Ralph H Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 109 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401 US
  • Name: LaWanda Pompey
  • Phone: 404-321-6111
  • Email: [email protected]


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