Over 1 Million Paying Vacancies Available. Discover Your Dream Vacancy with Us!

Are you looking for a Lead Medical Support Assistant? We suggest you consider a direct vacancy at Veterans Health Administration in Wilmington. The page displays the terms, salary level, and employer contacts Veterans Health Administration person

Job opening: Lead Medical Support Assistant

Salary: $53 947 - 70 133 per year
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The purpose of this position is to serve as a Lead Medical Support Assistant for Outpatient Clinical Support at the Wilmington VA Medical Center Healthcare System. Duties may be performed in Community Based Outpatient Care (CBOC) Clinics. The incumbent is responsible for a wide range of assignments and provides administrative support to the section. Work is performed collaboratively in a Interdisciplinary Coordinate Care delivery model (Patient Aligned Care Team, or Specialty Care Setting).


Duties of the Lead Medical Support Assistant (MSA) includes but are not limited to: Ensuring accurate and timely scheduling of appointments. Assuring coverage of all areas of responsibility. Conducting ongoing reviews to ensure quality of work. Providing guidance to staff members to include changes in policies and procedures. Distributing and balancing workload. Creating and maintaining employee work schedules. Orienting and providing on-the-job training for new and current employees. Ensuring all training requirements are met. Organizing the work structure of his/her assigned areas. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position.



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: 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. Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: Lead Medical Support Assistant, GS-7 Assignment: The Lead MSA 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 Lead MSA coordinates with the patient care team to review the clinic utilization by using various reports (e.g., Clinic Utilization Statistical Summary), ensure that the clinic setup is closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinic, and make any necessary adjustments. They develop/maintain effective and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary team, VA medical centers, and other agencies (e.g., assist with communications during the inpatient to outpatient discharge; communicate with non-VA medical facilities; facilitate/process secure messaging with the patient and team; notify patients of normal lab results; develop and manage a tracking system for follow up care such as consults, tests, etc.). Other assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: participating in team huddles and team meetings to manage and plan patient care; setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure (e.g., X-ray, lab work); managing electronic wait list to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings, performing administrative follow up actions; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients (those who receive their care at multiple VAs or those who have care in the community) and bringing to the attention of the provider. 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Candidates must demonstrate [all of] the KSAs below: Advanced knowledge of medical terminology and a wide range of clinical flow processes relating to access to care across multiple clinics, specialties, and/or community resources. Ability to utilize numerous advanced patient systems in support of multiple clinics in an interdisciplinary setting. Ability to organize work, set priorities, and delegate tasks/responsibilities in order to meet deadlines. Skill in communicating with individuals to obtain the desired effect [and coordinating with a variety of interdisciplinary care team staff. Ability to provide staff development and training. Ability to manage staffing requirements, manage workflow priorities, and adjust the flow of work to meet team and patient needs. This includes the ability to follow-up on pending issues and demonstrate an understanding of the impact of incomplete work across multiple clinics. References: VA Handbook 5005/117 Part II Appendix G45 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. Physical Requirements:


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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


  • Address Wilmington VA Medical Center 1601 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19805 US
  • Name: Brianna Buckingham
  • Email: [email protected]


Similar vacancies

Supervisory Medical Support Assistant Jan 11 2024
$59 744 - 77 665

The duties of a Supervisory Medical Support Assistant includes but are not limited to: Assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate staff; resolving complex problems to ensure patient services a...

Supervisory Medical Support Assistant Mar 28 2024
$59 744 - 77 665

The duties of a Supervisory Medical Support Assistant includes but are not limited to: Assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate staff. Resolving complex problems to ensure patient services ...

Supervisory Medical Support Assistant- Ward Clerk Aug 14 2023
$53 806 - 69 947

Supervisory MSAs plan and direct programs at medical centers and/or satellite outpatient clinics and have full supervisory responsibility. Assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: ...

Lead Medical Support Assistant - Trainer Aug 09 2023
$53 806 - 69 947

Monitors and makes work assignments Provides input on performance Resolves daily workplace issues and maintains efficient workflow Assuring coverage of all areas of responsibility Conducting ong...

Medical Support Assistant Nov 03 2023
$43 436 - 56 472

The MSA independently performs a full range of duties related to the delivery of healthcare services in an inpatient or outpatient setting and advises clinical staff on current administrative processe...