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Health System Specialist - GS 11

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U.S Department Of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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Valid Through

Nov 14, 2020

Posted on

Aug 01, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 64009 to 83210 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


White City, OR, United States

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Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Health System Specialist - GS 11
The candidate will be responsible for planning, developing, analyzing and reporting on the Whole Health Programs. This includes providing mandated training to staff, volunteers, and Veterans; conducting regular assessments of the facility's WH Program, and implementing Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) programs for Southern Oregon and Northern California Veterans. The incumbent formulates, interprets and implements policies and procedures related to Whole Health and other patient-centered care activities. Co-chairs, facilitates or serves as a member of identified committees and workgroups. Will responsible for fund control points, budget limits, and action items assigned to the program. Provides a broad range of high-level professional management, coordination and staff assistance for the Whole Health Program. Serves as chief advisor to VA SORCC leadership to achieve a balanced program, with maximum utilization of space, equipment, manpower, and funds. Must establish the program structure and guidelines, assume responsibility for program planning across a variety of settings, and able to apply knowledge as dictated by the exigencies of daily business. Must effectively communicate in an array of settings with individuals of varying backgrounds. Conduct assessments and evaluations of the WH program to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of WH services and the overall delivery of healthcare. Administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of WH programs provided to patients. Controls the use of data related to these programs regarding day-to-day functioning and program evaluation. He/she presents management with recommended solutions based on thorough analysis of data. Serve as a subject matter expert on Whole Health and participate in various meetings such as Veterans Health Education Committee and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Committee. Additionally, will provide regular reports on the status of the WH Program. Plans and develops programs related to wellness and complimentary and integrated health (CIH). Assures that local WH Program policies and procedures are in compliance with regulations, Central Office directives, VISN and VA SORCC VA policy/guidelines, and all accrediting and regulatory agencies. He/she will coordinate policies and procedures to ensure Whole Health best practices and evidence-based guidelines related to a variety of complementary and integrative health approaches. These CIH approaches may include, but are not limited to yoga, meditation, tai chi, qi gong, nonpharmacologic treatment of pain, mindfulness, and proactive nutritional choices. Works collaboratively with SORCC staff in the planning and implementation of patient-centered, integrative health programs. Develop and implement procedures so that the minimum structural and process requirements stipulated by VHA for the WH program are satisfied. Provide training needs assessments of the multi-disciplinary professional and non-professional staff for implementation of WH Program activities. Will develop training support materials for staff educational needs. Ensures that staff are trained in service-level orientation of the program and that key activities are met. Serve as a consultant to multi-discipline PACT teams consisting of physicians, psychologists, nurses, dietitians, and social workers in evaluating Whole Health activities for Veterans. Implements and markets Whole Health-related classes. Additionally, will ensure sufficient staff/volunteers are trained and available to conduct WH and CIH classes, as well as serve as WH coaches. Cordinate with VA SORCC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to ensure the Wellness Calendar is up-to-date and accurate information is available to Veterans and staff on wellness programs. Additionally, he/she will assist in coordinating activities for SORCC health fairs and wellness events.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/05/2020. The candidate 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-11 position must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. 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 application materials. Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-9 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Helping to serve as a consultant to multi-discipline patient care teams consisting of physicians, psychologists, nurses, dietitians, and social workers in evaluating health promotion and disease prevention activities to Veterans. Assisting by participating in the interpretation and analysis of new and complex proposals. Helping to develop and implement procedures so that the minimum structural and process requirements are satisfied. Helping to assure that all program policies and procedures follow regulations, directives, professional guidelines, and all accrediting and regulatory agencies. Assisting with providing management with analysis of such proposals relative to their appropriateness and effect upon the mission of the health care system, while maintaining management's balance between support for innovative programs and continued support to and for existing programs of patient care and education. OR, May substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., Degree must be in -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. OR, May also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education may be used to qualify. Example The position to be filled is a Patient Representative, GS-301-11. An applicant has 6 months of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 and 2½ years of graduate level education. The applicant meets 50 percent of the required experience and 50% of the required education, therefore, the applicant meets the requirements and is qualified for the position. NOTE: If using education combined with specialized experience to qualify, a copy of your transcript is required.
This job is open to Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Current or former competitive service federal employees. Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

Deadline 5-8-20.

Additional info

Announcement number CBSV-10875392-20-AW. Control number 575135300. Apply Online. No email.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S Department Of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
8495 Crater Lake Highway
White City, OR 97503-3011
Phone: 503-220-8262x57359