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Title:  Long Term Care Specialist I - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  03/10/2021
Req ID:  12462
Department:  Vermont Health Access
Location: 

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.57

Overview

The Long Term Care (LTC) Specialist I position maintains effective control of an active Medicaid caseload and processes new applications.    Positions in this class are provided in depth training on a broad range of Medicaid programs for Vermonters who are  Aged, Blind and/or Disabled.   These positions will also be trained in LTC/Choices For Care Medicaid including how to conduct a 60 month Look Back Period to determine if there are applicable penalty periods.    Work is performed with considerable oversight of LTC Mentors and Supervisors.  In this environment, incumbent will be responsible for making complex Medicaid eligibility determinations consistent with rules and policy and within prescribed time-frames.  Incumbent will be expected to conduct independent research and analysis prior to meeting with their mentor or supervisor about a case.   All LTC workers are required to take refresher training as appropriate. In addition to determining eligibility for new applications, incumbent also re-determines program eligibility at prescribed time-frames or when changes in client circumstances dictate review.  Workload levels are assigned commensurate with level of experience.  The specialist must complete work in a timely and efficient manner as there are federal timelines standards that the department is held to. Failure to adhere to those standards may result in financial penalties for the department.   May prepare reports, fair hearing requests and fraud referrals.   May testify at Fair Hearings. Performs related duties and other assigned duties as required.

Who May Apply

This position, Long Term Care Specialist I - Temporary (Job Requisition #12462), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Michele.Betit@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed largely in an office setting. Workload usually heavy with constant need for prompt and accurate decisions. May experience frequent interruptions and shifting of priorities. Incumbents must be able to function independently. Private means of transportation should be available for necessary travel to training, mentoring and/or meetings. Applicants may provide a variety of challenges including but not limited to highly emotional conditions: belligerency, inability to communicate, attempts at falsification and total discouragement. May communicate with private attorneys engaged by applicants to help client with Long Term Care application and eligibility process. May consult with DVHA and/or AAG attorneys regarding fair hearings, extraordinary eligibility issues, rules interpretation or to gain assistance in responding to questions from client’s assistors or outside attorneys.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree


OR


Associates degree AND two (2) years or more of experience in a field related to health care administration, insurance, banking, accounting, para-legal services, auditing or federal grants management.  Other related work environments may be considered if they require: reading, comprehension and application of complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures to perform the work.


OR


High School diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more of experience in a field related to health care administration, insurance, banking, accounting, para-legal services, auditingor federal grants management.  Other related work environments may be considered if they require: reading, comprehension and application of complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures to perform the work.

AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier