Title:  Long Term Care Specialist I - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  09/28/2023
Req ID:  46122
Department:  Vermont Health Access

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.02


Make a difference for Vermonters by maintaining an active Medicaid caseload & processing new applications at the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA). The Long Term Care (LTC) unit is seeking Long Term Care Specialist I position. Receive in depth training on a broad range of Medicaid programs for: Aged, Blind and/or Disabled, Long Term Care, and Choices for Care. Have the work/life balance you need with a Monday-Friday schedule and a supportive hybrid work environment. Eleven paid state holidays, in addition to a robust benefits package.
The Long Term Care Specialist position has the following responsibilities:
· Maintains effective control of an active Medicaid caseload and processes new applications.
· 60 month Look Back Period to determine if there are applicable penalty periods.    
· Making complex Medicaid eligibility determinations consistent with rules and policy and within prescribed timeframes.
· Conduct independent research and analysis prior to meeting with their mentor or supervisor about a case.
· Must Take refresher training as appropriate.
· Re-determines program eligibility at prescribed timeframes or when changes in client circumstances dictate review.
· 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.
· Read and understand detailed instructions in order to accurately perform tasks accordingly.

Work is performed with considerable oversight of LTC Mentors and Supervisors. Workload levels are assigned commensurate with level of experience. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and IT skills.

The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)'s mission is to improve Vermonters’ health and well-being by providing access to high-quality, cost-effective health care. We have identified three priorities that support our mission: Advancing value-based payments, modernizing information technology infrastructure, and operational performance improvement. Our department commits to executing our responsibilities and priorities while adhering to three core values: Transparency, Integrity and Service.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
As part of our values of transparency, integrity, and service, we are committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as part of our person-centered culture. We actively celebrate our colleagues’ and future colleagues' different abilities, racial identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported here.


Our State:
Vermont is a “small but mighty” state. We are ranked as one of the top 10 states to raise a family in 2022. We are nationwide leaders for progressive social and educational policies.  We are in Northern New England, 1.5 hours from Montreal and 3.5 hours from Boston. We have beautiful Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, and year-round outdoor activities. 


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.

Who May Apply

This position, Long Term Care Specialist I - Temporary (Job Requisition #46122), 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 melissa.richardson@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


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
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.
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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.