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Accounting Technician - Indian Health Service -Red Lake


Accounting Technician

Indian Health Service

2 vacancies in the following location:

Red Lake, MN

Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 5/20/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

Closes Friday 6/3/2016

Salary Range

$36,025.00 to $52,043.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade


Promotion Potential


Supervisory Status


Who May Apply

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles; PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel

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Job Overview


Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Human Services, Indian Health Services, Bemidji Area, Red Lake Service Unit, Administrative Services, Red Lake, Minnesota.

The purpose of this position is to perform accounts receivable support functions for the patient account system, through the posting of payments and adjustments to accounts receivable in the Patient Accounts Section, Finance Section.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Responsible for posting of all contractual/adjustments related to and in conjunction with posting of payment in accordance with hospital policy and procedures.Reviews and examines various bill types, of patient care to third party payers and performs third party collection to an automated accounts receivable program.Maintains accounts by reviewing documents to verify accounting data as necessary, entering date into the system.Maintains the automated accounts receivable ledger associated with third party payer claims.Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliation and recapitulation of third party billing to assure that collection, billed date, and the computerized and manual reports are in balance.Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional Travel Travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.

Relocation Authorized


Job Requirements

Key Requirements

Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check. Selectee will be subject to a background investigation. Selectee will be subject to a trial period. More than one selection may be made from this announcement. U.S. Citizenship is required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:

Experience and Education Requirements

The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard.

GS-06: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.

GS-07: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level.

Specialized Experience--Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.

Examples of Specialized Experience:


Searches and retrieves individual insurance remittances on outpatient services and inpatient hospitalization involving batching payment, posting to patient accounts and make adjustment to A/R accounts. Ability to alternate duties within posting and finance. Experience with patient medical record to determine type of payment, diagnoses indicators and any other posting indicators regarding reimbursement of payment. Understanding adjustments and how they apply to claims. Experience in RPMS billing and export process. Knowledge of the revenue cycle and the importance of applying payments and adjustments to patient accounts.


Knowledge of accounting procedures involving maintenance of ledgers for obligations, collections and commitments registers, interpreting computer printouts, spreadsheets, logs, and other documents involving system data. Knowledge of accounts receivable concept and meaning, knowing the importance of maintaining positive cash flow for the hospital and having the experience and ability to work independently. Ability to understand and interpret underpayments, overpayments and unidentified cash received by the hospital according to hospital policy and procedures. Knowledge of the Unified Financial Management System and other oracle systems.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, June 03, 2016

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