The George H OBrien Jr VA Medical Center provides a variety of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as offering numerous educational programs. Outpatient services include: Ambulatory Care, Mental Health, Women's Health, Transition and Care Management, Home Based Primary Care, Tele-Health, Anticoagulation Clinics, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry. Skilled nursing care and acute rehabilitation is provided in the Community Living Center, with specialty referrals to other VISN 17 facilities and community services. Staffed with approximately 600 employees, the facility serves counties in West Texas and New Mexico area, with a Veteran population of approximately 57,000. The facility is part of the VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network, VISN 17 and is centrally located at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and Highway 87 in Big Spring, Texas with Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) located in Abilene, Odessa, San Angelo, Ft. Stockton, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico.
Big Spring, "The Crossroads of West Texas" is home of the newly restored historic "Settles Hotel", "The Spring", and home of the National Championship Howard College Hawks Basketball and Baseball teams. With a growing economy, our city has many new businesses locating in the area offering more shopping and family orientated attractions. Big Spring is centrally located within driving range of the following communities Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, and Lubbock, Texas.
This position is full time permanent and serves as the Chief of the Health Information Management Section (HIMS) of Health Administration Service (HAS),George H OBrien Jr VA Medical Center , Big Spring, Texas. Incumbent is supervised by the Assistant Chief/Chief of HAS. The incumbent is responsible for providing professional consultation, administrative assistance and health record support to the facility. HIMS is responsible for a wide range of duties including, but not limited to: providing assistant to other medical centers and system staff; implementing and supporting organization-wide privacy and confidentiality; facility and professional fee coding; medical record review and record processing; medical record file units and document scanning; release of information; transcription; and ward administration. The incumbent provides supervision of these processes to ensure smooth operation of a customer-focused department. Incumbent is responsible for a wide range of duties including, but not limited to: Providing subject matter expertise to managers regarding HIMS processes; provides training for HIMS staff; performs audits and analyzes data to identify trends; participates in various facility, VISN and national committees; may act as alternate FOIA and Privacy Officer; develops policies and procedures; and performs a wide range of human resources functions as they pertain to supervision. Incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing goals, program objectives, and tasks to meet the mission and vision of the facility. In addition to other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Although workload/training may require occasional work/travel beyond this schedule.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Recruitment/relocation incentives are not authorized for this position.
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens