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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Health System Specialist - Compliance and Business Integrity Officer (CBIO) in Canandaigua, New York

Health System Specialist - Compliance and Business Integrity Officer (CBIO)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System - Canandaigua, NY VAMC & Bath, NY VAMC
Overview
  • ##### Open & closing dates

06/13/2019 to 07/04/2019

  • ##### Service

Competitive

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 11

  • ##### Salary

$62,236 to $80,912 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

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Canandaigua, NY 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties
Summary

The CBIO acts as the liaison between the VISN CBIO and the Medical Center executive leadership for communication of issues relating to ethical business practices and associated regulatory obligations. They promote organizational stewardship through the coordination of compliance education initiatives. They also serve as the Program Officer for Integrated Ethics for this facility directing the day-to-day operations of the program.

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Responsibilities

The purpose of the CBIO/IEPO and Ethics Officer position is to provide the Medical Center Director with assurance of facility business practice integrity. This is accomplished through continually monitoring and auditing of business unit compliance with federal regulations and VHA policy. CBI Officer recommendations regarding business practice oversight findings, particularly as related to FWA, are of significance to the Medical Center Director, VISN and VACO, and may serve as the basis for new business policy or procedure. The CBI Officer maintains the effectiveness of both the Compliance and Ethics programs, and to provide leadership, strategic direction and support to help assure that all employees within the Medical Center adhere to all legal, regulatory and policy requirements that apply in the business arena. The objective of this position is to ensure the Medical Center exercises due diligence with respect to business operations and remains compliant with all applicable Federal, State and internal Medical Center regulations and policies. The incumbent's work assignments and projects contribute to sustained improvement of productivity, effectiveness and efficiency in the Medical Center business program operations, related administrative support activities, and supports the development of best practices in the business arena. The assignments and projects affect the plans, goals and effectiveness of the Medical Center missions and programs. Work assignments also contribute to effective organizational stewardship and further fostering public trust in VHA.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributes written policies and procedures that promote commitment to corporate compliance and address specific areas of risk associated with Medical Center business practices and operations.
  • Maintains collaborative working relationships with the Business Office, Health Information Management, Medical Staff, Regional Counsel, Executive Leadership and other key stakeholders in the Medical Center.
  • Maintains awareness of laws and regulations
  • Assists in the development and implementation of regular, effective education and training for all Medical Center employees on issues relating to the VHA CBI Program and job specific function compliance for employees in high risk operational areas.
  • Ensures functional, timely and effective mechanisms for documenting and tracking compliance related trainings.
  • Monitors incidents utilizing the (CIRTS); (TRIM) and other established methods.
  • Documents allegations of improper activities and the enforcement of appropriate disciplinary actions against employees who have violated compliance policies, regulations or Federal health care program requirements.
  • Coordinates the investigation and remediation of identified system problems and the development of policies addressing Federal Healthcare Program Exclusions pursuant to the Balanced Budget Act of 1997
  • Utilizes the VHA CBI Compliance Indicators and other established evaluation and audit techniques to monitor facility compliance and to identify risk areas associated with Medical Center business systems and processes.
  • Conducts facility risk assessments and uses the assessment outcomes as a foundational document for development of the Medical Center compliance program. Participates in external reviews
  • Provides reports to Medical Center Director and VISN CBIO on program implementation, current monitoring efforts, and audit results. Reviews periodic reports with senior management detailing compliance initiatives throughout the year and recommends changes and improvements to the Medical Center CBI program and operational compliance related activities.
  • May Chair and/or Co-Chair the Medical Center CBI Committee and provides ongoing and consistent reports, feedback and outcomes to the VISN CBIO.
  • Ensures that issues of fraud, waste and abuse are reported to the Office of the Inspector General as outlined in 38 CFR 1.201.

NOTE: This position is in an integrated position between Canandaigua, Bath and ROPC , and will require regular travel between the 3 sites. You will be expected to rotate your physical attendance at each site on an equitable basis.

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health System Specialist - Compliance and Business Integrity Officer (CBIO)/PD19816-O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

  • #### Job family (Series)

0671 Health System Specialist

- Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected 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, 07/04/2019.

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-11 position you 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 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.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below: - Specialized Experience: You must have one 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: excellent oral and written communication skills for interaction with, and preparation of reports for senior management and other Medical Center leaders, In-depth knowledge of laws and regulations governing business practices and standards in the health care industry, Ability to provide necessary guidance and recommendations to senior management, Compliance Advisory Committee and Medical Center staff relative to CBI, Knowledge and ability to apply analytic principles, theories and techniques to healthcare management and operational systems with a degree of resourcefulness and ingenuity, Knowledge of Medical Center operations sufficient to identify compliance risks relative to specific service lines, functional units or individual positions.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: - Computer Skills - Critical Thinking - Organizational Stewardship - Technical Competence

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. Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office and may require occasional travel.

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/.

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. - Cover Letter - DD-214/ Statement of Service - Disability Letter (Schedule A) - Disability Letter (VA) - OF-306 - Other (1) - Performance Appraisal - Resume - SF-15 - SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action - Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/04/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10526672.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information
Gretchen Bedard
Phone

607-664-4726

Email

GRETCHEN.BEDARD@va.gov

Address

Canandaigua VA Medical Center 400 Fort Hill Ave Canandaigua, NY 14424 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536553900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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