Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Health System Specialist (Credentialing/Privileging) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Philadelphia, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (17 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1818346

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

**This position is located in the Chief of Staff office and serves as a Health System Specialist a (Credentialing/Privileging)


Current permanent VA/VHA employees

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


You will serve in a developmental assignment to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the full range of duties described below:

Assists leadership in developing goals to accomplish the mission of the credentialing and privileging program;

Provides annual assessment of the program's effectiveness;

Provides ongoing review of regulatory requirements/laws and ensures compliance;

Serves as subject matter in the field of credentialing and clinical privileging;

Assists in drafting credentialing policies and medical staff bylaws;

Receives and reviews daily reports detecting problem areas, performs investigations, and takes appropriate action to correct problems;

Ensures accurate data is entered and maintained in computer program;

Ensures current information is present on providers relative to state licensure, education, adverse actions, etc;

Manages provider applications (initial and renewals) for credentialing and privileging within the facility;

Provides guidance and training to hospital staff on credentialing and privileging;

Manages all actions and correspondence in connection with credentialing and privileging;

Coordinates data from a variety of sources and organizes computerized data sets;

Develops routine and special reports as requested by senior leadership;

Composes correspondence requiring Director signature for privileging actions;

Prepares statistical reports demonstrating trends pertinent to credentialing process;

Establishes and maintains a variety of files and records pertaining to credentialing and privileging process.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Position Description Title/PD#: *06237-A*

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Time-in-grade requirement must be met by close of announcement.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

Specialized Experience:

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-05) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes:

Experience in the healthcare field performing progressively responsible analytical, administrative, clinical management or supervisory duties. 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; knowledge of administrative practices and procedures common to health care delivery systems; knowledge of various regulatory and credentialing groups; knowledge of various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and procurement; skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to study the efficiency and effectiveness of health program operations; and skill using automated programs to create databases, spreadsheets and graphics.


One full year of graduate level education


Superior academic achievement


A combination of specialized experience and education.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.


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: 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.

Physical Requirements:The work is mostly sedentary; however, walking and stair climbing, bending, stooping and carrying light weight documents, folders and manuals are required. Hearing and distinct speech are essential due to the extensive use of the telephone as a means of communication to give instruction and receive information. Must possess manual dexterity to enter computer information. Mental concentration to meet critical deadlines is essential.

Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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 USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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.

Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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.

Salary Range: $42,788.00 to $68,035.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0671-07/07

Promotion Potential: 09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Current permanent VA/VHA employees

Control Number: 452590600

Job Announcement Number: PHL-16-1818346-JAH