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Health System Specialist

Department Of Veterans Affairs

This is a Part-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted April 7, 2021.

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates03/29/2021 to 04/09/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 13 Salary $93,518 to $121,574 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time Duties SummaryThe incumbent in this position serves as the Health System Specialist (Strategic Planner) at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

This position is responsible for the coordination, implementation, oversight and ongoing development of the VASNHS organizational strategic plan.

The incumbent will develop, in coordination with the Executive Leadership, the VASNHS strategic planning policy and will oversee the execution of the policy.ResponsibilitiesMajor duties include but are not limited to the following:Initiates health care system wide planning activities to develop, communicate and continuously update a comprehensive strategic planning process.Identifies and coordinates a health care system planning process which is customer driven and integrates aspects of performance improvement activities.Utilizes VAMC, VISN and VHA planning/data resources (databases, staff and publications) to ensure planning activities and decisions are based on relevant and current information.Coordinates activities with Executive Leadership, the Chief Engineer, Capital Project Planning and the Facility Planner to ensure programmatic planning is incorporated with space planning priorities (Master Space Plan, Capital Plan) and the five-year plan.Coordinates activities with the health care system Quality Manager to ensure that planning processes are directly related to performance outcome measures.Involves appropriate stakeholders in developing proposals and/or reviewing planning initiatives for further consideration and development.

Develops, tracks, and shares strategic plans for programs, services and/or the facility.Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm, Full TimeTelework: AvailableVirtual: This is not a virtual position.Position Description/PD#: Health System Specialist/PD01574-ORelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel RequiredOccasional travel
– You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Requirements Conditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S.

Citizen to apply for this jobDesignated and/or random drug testing may be requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to background/security investigationSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/09/2021.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.

If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement.

In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.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.Candidates must meet the following Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR)/Basic Requirement: Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications of the 0671 Health System Administration Series.Undergraduate and Graduate Education:Major study –
– hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration.OrSpecialized Experience(for positions above GS-5): 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; andGovernment-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.Special Provision for Inservice Placement:Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan.

Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included:Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements;Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); andOversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual’s progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.In addition to the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) candidates must also meet the following specialized experience:You may qualify based on your experience as described below:GS-13 Specialized Experience: You must 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.

Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Progressive Development and Management of Initiatives, Programs, and Revenue Opportunities, Develop, Track and Share Strategic Plans, Reports and Presentations, Demographic and Market Analysis, Quantitative Analyses, and Joint Planning.

Examination of production standards; past, present, and programmed workloads; nonproductive time; and deviations from standards to determine validated staffing requirements for healthcare delivery systems; planning and organizing approved project plans within a framework of priorities, funding, overall project objectives (e.g., cost reduction, improved effectiveness and efficiency, better workload distribution, or implementation of new work methods), estimating costs, coordinating with staff and line management personnel, and conducting all phases of the capital investment projects; refining or creating more specific guidelines such as implementing regulations or methods for the measurement and improvement of effectiveness and productivity in the administration of capital investment programs..You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:Administration and ManagementAnalytical ReasoningCapital Planning and Investment AssessmentProject ManagementTechnology ApplicationExperience 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: Work is generally performed in an office setting with significant time involved on computer systems.

Some travel is required and will be principally local in nature; however, more extended travel is possible and may be required on short notice.

Work requires short deadline projects so work hours may be extra long as the project requires.

Minimal lifting is required.

Standing to make presentations before groups isrequired.For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at . Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level.A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment.

You can verify your education here: .

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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