Medical Assistance Specialist 2
Open to DOH and NYS employees only.
|Agency||New York State Department of Health|
|Title||Medical Assistance Specialist 2|
|Salary Grade||Grade 23|
|Negotiating Unit||PEF / 05|
|Location||NYS Department of Health- Office of Health Insurance Programs, Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration, Albany, New York|
|Minimum Qualifications||Candidates must be a current NYS County Department of Social Services employee with permanent competitive status and be eligible for transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates must have seven (7) years or more service in a position where the work involves responsibility for determining enrollment of persons in public health insurance programs, based on pertinent eligibility laws, rules and regulations; making recommendations on administering public health insurance programs; reviewing, signing and/or authorizing eligibility determinations. Additional responsibilities should include communicating program changes to subordinates and ensuring the changes are incorporated in a timely manner. Responsibilities must have included an expanded scope, complexity, level of responsibility and higher degree of accountability.|
|Preferred Qualifications||The preferred candidate will have knowledge of the eligibility requirements for New York's Medicaid, CHPlus, and FHPlus programs; strong written and verbal communications; interpersonal and organization skills; experience prioritizing goals, implementing programs, and allocating resources; expertise in public health insurance programs-especially with eligibility and coverage policy issues; ability to research and analyze information; ability to function independently and as part of a team; and ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.|
|Responsibilities||The Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP), Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration is looking to fill a position that will focus on assuming some of the functions currently performed by the Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) for the Medicaid program. This position will help ensure that the process of determining Medicaid, Family Health Plus (FHPlus) and Child Health Plus (CHPlus) eligibility is efficiently and effectively transitioned from the LDSS and the participating CHPlus health plans to a centralized processing unit. The Department has begun planning for the centralization of the eligibility and enrollment function and this position will be used to support the next phase of assuming the responsibilities of the LDSS. Within the Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration, the incumbent will provide support in the transition of administration of the Medicaid program from the LDSS to the NYS Health Department. This includes, but is not limited to, functions related to the development, implementation and oversight of Medicaid eligibility policy. Specific duties and responsibilities include: assisting in the development of policy; recommending modification to procedures and reporting systems for implementing Medicaid programs and programmatic changes; assisting in developing operational procedures related to centralizing certain Medicaid activities; providing technical assistance to improve or correct operations; assisting in the development of automated systems; reviewing and evaluating State and federal initiatives in the Medicaid area to determine the impact of these initiatives on existing programs and potential initiatives; and working collaboratively with DOH program areas and LDSS staff to discuss, recommend, and implement administrative changes to improve operations and solve problems.|
|Conditions of Employment||Permanent appointment; full-time.|
|Application Procedure||Submit resume to Human Resources Management Group, MAS2/LDSS/RD , Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Please use a subject line of MAS2/LDSS/RD .|
|Submit resumes by||Until positons are filled.|
An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
|Issued||October 25, 2013|