Indian Health Service Patient Accounts Technician in Wanblee, South Dakota

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Services (IHS), Northern Plains Region, Great Plains Area, Patient Accounts Section of the Facility Business Office, Wanblee Health center, Wanblee, South Dakota. Position reports to the Business Office Manager.The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicant who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

Duties

MAJOR DUTIES:

  1. Performs analysis of insurance payments to determine appropriateness and completeness of payment.
  2. Researcher and gathers information necessary to reconcile each account. Maintains a general ledger accounts receivable. Clarifies erroneous conditions, initiates corrective action to bring reports and listing into balance.
  3. Enters payment data into automated individual patient accounts reflecting appropriate deductibles, co-insurance, non-covered charges and standard payment amount. Information is utilized to prepare monthly collection and utilization reports to supervisor.
  4. Safeguard the contents of the health insurance claims and medical information as a privileged communication with disclosure of information only within the limits of IMS policy.
  5. Does the ordering of equipment and supplies for the Business Office. Maintains the commitment registry for the Business Office,
Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

06

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles; PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • (Delete if not applicable) Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): GS-5: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-4 ORfour years above high school.

GS-6: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-5.

In addition to the Basic requirements you must Meet the Qualifications Stated Below. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

GS:5:One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS -4 level.

GS:6: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-5 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with particular Knowledge, skills and abilities to perform functions with processing bills using the Electronic Health Record or the Patient Care Component (PCC) forms, Utilizes Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes for billing, Maintains automated accounts receivable system pertaining to posting activities, account aging status and follow up activities, Reviews and explains insurance coverage with patients, provide advice and assistance to agency and customer representative in resolving complex accounts receivable problems, as well as, transitions related to the receipt or payments associated with billings issued on behalf of an agency.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BENEFITS

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You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

Other Information

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectee born after 1957.
  • Additional selections may be made on this vacancy.
  • Drug testing is not required.
  • This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
  • Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment,
  • A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only).
  • No housing available

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474243700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-12 to 2017-07-25

Salary: $32,844 to $47,598 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 05 - 06

Series: 0503 Financial Clerical And Assistance

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: IHS-17-R2-1924057-ESEP/MP

Control number: 474243700