Advanced Medical Support Assistant

The incumbent works as an Advanced Medical Support Assistant (MSA) for the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System.
The Advanced MSA works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model.
The Advanced MSA coordinates with the patient care team to review the clinic utilization by using various reports (e.
, Clinic Utilization Statistical Summary), ensure that the clinic setup is closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinic, and make any necessary adjustments.
The Advanced MSA develops/maintains effective and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary team, VA medical centers, and other agencies (e.
, assist with communications during the inpatient to outpatient discharge; communicate with non-VA medical facilities; facilitate/process secure messaging with the patient and team; notify patients of normal lab results; develop and manage a tracking system for follow up care such as consults, tests, etc.
Other assignments at this level include, but are not limited to:
participating in team huddles and team meetings to manage and plan patient care; setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure (e.
, X-ray, lab work); managing electronic wait list to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings, performing administrative follow up actions; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients (those who receive their care at multiple VAs or those who have care in the community) and bringing to the attention of the provider.
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 40 hours per weekRecruitment/relocation incentive has not been authorizedRelocation expenses have not been authorizedThis position is covered by the bargaining unit

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