Health Information Technician Job Description 2021

Health Information Technician Job Description 2021

Health Information Technician Job Description 2021

Open & closing dates06/25/2021 to 07/09/2021
Pay scale & gradeGS 5 – 6
Appointment typePermanent
Salary$35,265 to $51,103 per year
Work scheduleFull-time
LocationLame Deer, MT 
Job Details


This position is located at the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit/Indian Health Service, Lame Deer, MT & can be assigned to the Urgent Care Department and/or Outpatient Department & will report to the Director of Nursing or designee.
This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-21-BI-11070416-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be

  • Conducts intake procedures; obtains general medical information, including allergies and drug sensitivities; and takes and records vital signs (TPR: temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height, weight).
  • Assess/Triage patients as prescribed by hospital or clinic policy (i.e.,Government Performance and Results Act [GPRA]). Performs a full range of activities pertinent to the containment and prevention of hospital-acquired infections.
  • Administers oral medication, performs subcutaneous and intramuscular injections for single dose/unit dose and performs blood glucose testing.
  • Completes medical charting thru Electronic Health Record and requests medical charts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including, but not limited to: EKG, ear lavage, wound care, collect lab samples, when required, and assisting with procedures as needed.

This position will support the Federal Government’s response efforts to COVID-19.

Required Documents

Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.

Required as applicable for the purposes of specific eligibility and appointment claim(s), and position requirements:

  • Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans preference the rules regarding Veterans preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
  • Veterans Preference: If claiming Veteran’s Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point Veterans Preference, submit a SF-15 Application ( along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veterans Preference visit:
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below:
  • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF-50 or if Reinstatement eligible include your Career SF-50.
  • Noncompetitive eligibles: submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy.
  • Transcripts, Degrees, Licensure, Certifications: Copies of Transcripts (Official or Unofficial), Degrees, Licenses, and/or Certifications are not required at the time of application. Applicants must list their education history including the type of degree(s) and major of study, and completion or anticipated completion (month and year) on their resume. If a position requires a certain number of credit hours in specific course work for qualification purposes, applicants must submit a transcript (official/unofficial) or provide documentation/list the relevant courses on their resume. Applicants for positions not requiring a certain number of credit hours but a degree may submit a copy of their official/unofficial transcripts or a list of courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades (needed for SAA) but they are not required. However, official transcripts are required after tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer. Applicants should list their license/certifications on their resume, along with the expiration date, if applicable.


Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.


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.

GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position OR your resume must demonstrate at least 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:
determining patient assessment, distinguishing between normal and abnormal findings, venipuncture, collecting lab specimens, and administering intervention as prescribed by the provider.

GS-6: Your resume must demonstrate at least 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: venipuncture, collecting lab specimens, performing basic wound/skin care measures, and administering oral medication

Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above): Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: Selective factors are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE FOLLOWING SELECTIVE FACTORS ARE INELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION: A current and active Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) of the American Medical Technologist (AMT) or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

  1. Click ‘Apply’ to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  2. Follow the prompts to upload your resume and/or supporting documents.
  3. Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly. .
  4. Complete the assessment questions.
  5. Verify all required documentation is included in your application package.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Kaycee Neal, [email protected], and/or 4062477217.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Agency contact information
Email[email protected]
AddressNorthern Cheyenne Service Unit
PO Box 70
100 Cheyenne Ave
Lame Deer, MT 59043

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