Program Analyst (VERA Coordinator) job

Program Analyst (VERA Coordinator)
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  • Primary responsibility for monitoring and coordinating hospital activities to optimize workload capture, resource utilization, information management, revenue enhancement, and VERA funding.
  • Serves in a consultant role to the hospital leadership providing evaluation, guidance, recommendations, and oversight of activities related to workload capture, resource utilization, information management, revenue enhancement, and VERA funding.
  • Executes responsibilities through analyses, measuring, coordination, planning, administration, development, interpretation, delegation, and good judgment.
  • Conducts studies, analyzes findings, and makes recommendations to management regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of substantive, revenue management program operations.
  • Collects and examines data from the VERA model and the Allocation Resource Center to assess whether the facility is being reimbursed appropriately for caseloads across the VERA patient class hierarchies, including ensuring that patients are appropriately categorized.
  • Develops and implements action plans to ensure that workload capture is appropriate and that patients are categorized into the proper VERA Price Group.
  • Researches and investigates new or improved revenue enhancement practices for application to hospital programs or operations.
  • Prepares project papers, organizes and delivers briefings to managers (including the Executive Leadership Team) to encourage understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations.
  • Conducts studies of organizational performance and recommends changes or improvements in organization, staffing, work methods, and procedures.
  • Coordinates workload, use of resources, information management, revenue enhancement, and VERA funding activities through leadership in councils, committees, and/or workgroups by pulling data and working with key stakeholders to achieve appropriate deliverables.
  • Identifies and develops data required for use in the management and direction of related programs.
  • Coordinates and oversees the training of clinical and non-clinical staff in appropriate clinical documentation to ensure maximum VERA reimbursement.

Work schedule: 8:00 a. m. - 4:30 p. m.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This not a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: Program Analyst (VERA Coordinator)/11165-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/14/2019.
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-09. 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.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
  • 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 for this position includes a wide range of specialized analysis tools and techniques, and skill in applying this knowledge in the independent performance of difficult and complex work assignments. Examples of specialized experience would typically include: Preparing evaluations for a segment or phase of a broader project or study. Using conventional techniques to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and devise alternatives. Preparing draft reports and other substantive guidelines and materials. Recommending alternatives and/or changes in methods, processes, and techniques to improve program and administrative procedures. Performing operational reviews, program evaluations and guidelines pertaining to the effectiveness of line program operations. Making recommendations and conducting studies of employee/organizational efficiency and productivity.
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study at an accredited college or university. OR Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study. OR LL. M., if related. *A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education
  • Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-11 grade level, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the GS-11 grade. *A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on educationYou will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
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 subject position is primarily of an administrative nature working in an office setting. There is periodic walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as instructional material and manuals. Typically performs work in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. The primary duty station shall be the VA Western Colorado Health Care System; however, occasional travel to outlying clinics and affiliated centers will be required.
This job was posted on Thu Jan 24 2019 and expired on Thu Jan 24 2019.
Minimum $32K/yr
$47K/yr Average
Maximum $73K/yr


  • Establish and oversee administrative procedures to meet objectives set by boards of directors or senior management.
  • Direct activities of professional and technical staff members and volunteers.
  • Evaluate the work of staff and volunteers to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
  • Participate in the determination of organizational policies regarding such issues as participant eligibility, program requirements, and program benefits.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports, such as budgets, personnel records, or training manuals.
  • Provide direct service and support to individuals or clients, such as handling a referral for child advocacy issues, conducting a needs evaluation, or resolving complaints.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations in community to meet community needs and to ensure that services are not duplicated.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire or sign up volunteers and staff.
  • Research and analyze member or community needs to determine program directions and goals.
  • Implement and evaluate staff, volunteer, or community training programs.
  • Act as consultants to agency staff and other community programs regarding the interpretation of program-related federal, state, and county regulations and policies.
  • Speak to community groups to explain and interpret agency purposes, programs, and policies.
  • Analyze proposed legislation, regulations, or rule changes to determine how agency services could be impacted.
  • Plan and administer budgets for programs, equipment, and support services.
  • Represent organizations in relations with governmental and media institutions.
  • Direct fundraising activities and the preparation of public relations materials.


  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.


  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Department of Veterans Affairs


Department of Veterans Affairs offers healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics across the country. Driven by the mission to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan”, VA strives to serve and honor America’s veterans by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship. If you would gladly work with a team of committed professionals, you will find a broad spectrum of available positions at VA whether you are looking for an opportunity as an experienced professional or a trainee. A career with VA comes with comprehensive benefits, competitive pay and other perks to help build a balanced life for you and your family.





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