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Health System Specialist

Company name
United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

Employment Type

Administrative, Healthcare, Manager

Posted on
May 01, 2020

Valid Through
Aug 14, 2020

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The Veterans Integrated Service Network VISN 8 (Florida, South Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) serves more than 630,000 Veterans and employs approximately 30,000 administrative and clinical professionals.
,educationRequirements:****There is no education substitution at these grade levels ****,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Saint Petersburg,addressRegion:FL }}],responsibilities:The Health System Specialist within the VISN 8 Network Office, works closely with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and clinical program managers in performing duties directly contributing to the administrative management of a health care delivery system. Responsibility's of a Health System Specialist, or HSS assists with all clinical programs, focusing on Network-wide results,outcomes, and is also responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

\tCoordinates, communicates, identifies, and develops mechanisms to streamline processes.
\tStudies, analyzes, evaluates, and formulates recommendations for the development and improvement of clinical operating programs.
\tAssists in the management of budgets for clinical programs (i.e., special purpose funds).
\tExercises independent judgment in the development of communication briefings and remarks for briefings with facility clinical leadership, VISN leadership, VACO, and other internal and external stakeholders.
\tAnalyzes multifunctional programs, functions, and organizations on a VISN-wide or equivalent scope to determine whether the management systems currently in use efficiently accomplish the objectives and controls necessary for sound management.
\tPerforms organizational analysis, evaluates processes, and makes recommendations for effective changes.
\tLeads site visits to establish partnerships.
\tConducts studies that analyze problems with clinical workload, work distribution, workflow, and work controls; as well as work essentials, organizational structure, and staffing ratios.
\tAttends and/or organizes meetings, presents information, maintains calendars, schedules travel, and coordinates activities

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Telework: This position is eligible for Telework. The percentage of telework to be determined upon selection.
Position Description/PD#: Health System Specialist/PD485-10986-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required,qualifications:To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/06/2020.

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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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. 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.

Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR): In addition to the Time-In-Grade Requirement, per OPM's Classification and Qualifications Standards, the IOR for the Health System Specialist, 0671 series, requires candidates possess either:

\tUndergraduate and Graduate Education with a Major study in hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration; OR,
\tSpecialized Experience defined as: 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.

Specialized Experience: And, in addition to the Time-In-Grade Requirement and the IOR, candidates must also have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. The Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

\tTwo years of Health System Specialist knowledge and experience of VISN 8's operations and procedures, both clinical and administrative, and developing and implementing health care management policies, programs, and operations;
\tRecommends and makes changes in administrative practices/policies, devises and implements procedures and office practices, and foresees administrative problems/requirements;
\tDevelops material for meetings and conferences; advises and instructs VAMC/Outpatient Clinic support staff on directives, reports, reporting requirements, policies/principles/practices; and, possesses knowledge of Delegation of Authority, channels of communication, and routing correspondence;
\tObtains, compiles, analyzes, and summarizes narrative and quantitative data in an ADP environment; and,
\tPrepares and presents recommendations/proposals, reports/charts/graphs, and utilizes management information systems and office automation systems; and, has expert capability in using computer applications, principles, and techniques to develop/implement new automated systems.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationCustomer ServiceProblem SolvingReasoning

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: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at

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