Health System Specialist (Governance Specialist)
Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/24/2023. INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: 1. 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 Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. OR 2. Education: Undergraduate or 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. (TRANSCRIPT MUST BE PROVIDED.) NOTE: CANDIDATES USING EDUCATION TO MEET THE INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT MUST SUBMIT AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF CONFERRED DEGREE BY THE ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Special Provision for In-service Placement: Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program that included a formal individualized training plan that was conducted in an operating health care system. 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); and Oversight 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, applicants must have the specialized experience as described below: GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as: Interpreting and applying regulatory and oversight standards (TJC, OIG, etc.). Reviewing new/updated applicable VA/VHA guidance/directives and distributing applicable information to facility entities as needed. Writing and interpreting directives, policies, standard operating procedures, committee charters, and other governance related items. Developing, planning, coordinating, and directing administrative technical functions, particularly with regard to governance-related issues and agency issue briefs. Establishing both long-term and short-term governance-related plans, policies, and procedures, assuring that administrative and clinical programs are integrated in order to provide high quality patient care with optimal resource utilization. Possessing significant experience with Microsoft products to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, & SharePoint. ***The preferred candidate would possess process improvement experience and lean belt certification.*** OR EDUCATION: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. (TRANSCRIPT MUST BE PROVIDED.) OR COMBINATION: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond undergraduate education. (TRANSCRIPT MUST BE PROVIDED.) ***PLEASE 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. Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e., the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed under SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (Qualifications section). Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title, and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Analysis and Problem Solving Communications Compliance Inspection Organizational Awareness 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
This position is located in the Quality, Safety, and Value Service that reports to the Office of the Health System Director at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS). The primary purpose of the Health System Specialist (Governance Specialist) is to provide programmatic management and administrative oversight of all TVHS governance structure activities to include TVHS policies and committees ensuring compliance with higher level agency and regulatory oversight standards throughout TVHS.