Advanced Medical Support Assistant Job in LA GRANGE, TX

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $37,223.00 to $48,385.00 Grade 6 to 6
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/12/2018 Close Date 2/5/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    01/12/2018 to 02/05/2018

  • Salary

    $37,223 to $48,385 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 6

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is located in Temple, Texas, which is centrally located between Austin and Dallas. It is one of the VA's largest integrated health care systems with facilities in Austin, Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, Bryan-College Station and Waco. Texas has no State Income Tax.

    Veterans' preference does not apply for current permanent Federal agency employees as long as they are listed as part of the area of consideration.

    **Current, permanent facility employees should apply under announcement CBAW-10109807-18-ROu-152**

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    The Advanced Medical Support Assistant position is located at the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, La Grange, TX. The Advanced Medical Support Assistant (AMSA) works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model within the Medical Center. S/he is responsible for providing assistance to Veterans to ensure a smooth process in the management of his/her outpatient appointments and/or Non VA medical care. The AMSA interacts effectively with peers, patients, families and members of the healthcare team in a courteous, tactful, and professional manner promoting positive work relationships. The position requires an advanced knowledge of medical terminology, computerized data entry and information processing systems, setting and managing priorities and deadlines, and participating and providing input in solving operational or procedural issues in team huddles/team meetings.
    Other duties include, but are not limited to:
    ·Interpreting, verifying, and scheduling appointments.
    ·Ensures that clinic utilization is optimized and effectively supports the needs of the clinic and the Veterans.
    ·Verifying and updating patient demographic and insurance information.
    ·Receiving and directing telephone calls.
    ·Data entry into and monitoring of the Electronic Wait List (EWL), Recall Reminders and Return to Clinic orders.
    ·Preparing, printing and distributing various reports, correspondence.
    ·Faxing documents, mail distribution, retrieving and responding to messages/announcement.
    ·Performing basic eligibility requirements.
    ·Completing all mandatory training, competencies related to their position and other administrative duties as assigned.
    ·Participate in team huddles/team meetings to manage and plan patient care, set priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow of work to meet team and patient needs.

    Ambulatory Care - CBOC: The AMSA will work in an interdisciplinary coordinated care deliver model and perform the administrative aspects of patient care to include: the receipt, intake, appointment scheduling, and indexing of health and administrative information. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Advanced Medical Support Assistant/000000

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizen, Federal Employee

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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