Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Health Care Analyst

Recruitment #220120-4381AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS), has a mission that we, along with our partners, provide person-centered programs and services to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal human services environment? If so, please read on to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!  

We are currently recruiting for a qualified and talented Associate Health Care Analyst in the Money Follows the Person Unit for the Division of Health Services.  This position is located at our Central Office at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT.  This position is full-time, first shift, 40 hours per week with a work schedule of Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.   The individual who is selected will be part of the team developing home and community based value based payment systems and analytical work related to return on investment.

You will discover the opportunity to:  

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
  • Thrive in an exciting environment;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about the work we do;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  

What’s in it for You – Leading Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  • Ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut;
  • A healthy work life balance to all employees.  

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

The Department of Social Services participates in E-Verify.  

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.   

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.   

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings and last 2 attendance records and non-state employees may be required to provide 2 current letters of professional reference.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker at Julie.Barker@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Health, Social Services or the Office of the State Comptroller, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the analysis of financial, utilization and management records of health care facilities and/or providers or health insurance providers.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs the most complex duties in the review of materials to determine compliance with requirements contained in Connecticut General Statutes and agency regulations; assists in development of procedures, documentation references and computer programming and data base management to provide efficient and effective use of staff resources; reviews and evaluates financial, utilization and management records of health care facilities and/or providers toward various ends; prepares complex financial, narrative and statistical reports; reviews findings and conclusions with senior staff; conducts research and analysis as needed for special projects; provides staff training and assistance; performs related duties as required

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: Analyzes complex provider enrollment applications and required supporting documentation which includes, but not limited to: financial reports to demonstrate solvency, budget, line of credit, entity incorporation papers, certificates of insurance, business and strategic plans, Board of Directors or Advisory Board composition and their biographical summaries and clinical credentials, mission statement, organizational charts, letters of references, background check information and provider's policies and procedures; arranges for the Qualified Provider Committee to review acceptable provider application and credentials and to interview applicants recommended as a qualified provider; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES: Analyzes and evaluates complex budget, expenditure, utilization, rate setting and/or revenue issues within behavioral health programs; prepares reports of findings for decision and policy making purposes; may prepare cost-based rate proposals for provider services; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Reviews various complex health care facility and/or provider Certificate of Need applications; analyzes impact of proposals on other health care providers in Connecticut; prepares necessary related written documents and assists employees of higher grade by drafting decisions; reviews revenue, expense, uncompensated care and utilization data to measure the financial condition of hospitals and to provide data for decision and policy making; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: Analyzes and evaluates complex budget, expenditure, utilization, reimbursement rate setting and/or revenue issues within social services programs, including Medicaid; participates in public hearings and assists senior staff in conferring with representatives of facilities and outside experts with respect to issues; interacts, under guidance, with Office of the Attorney General in any agency litigation including preparation of complete court records and substantive writing of technical issues for inclusion in legal brief; may review complex Certificate of Need applications for nursing facility, residential care homes and ICF/ID development; performs related duties as required.

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER: Analyzes complex health care financial and utilization data for state employees and retirees; analyzes and evaluates health insurance plans; answers inquiries and assists in processing appeals on health care benefit issues for state employees and retirees; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of financial management including organization, administration, management, finance, budgeting, auditing and accounting; knowledge of health care industry; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in interpretation and analysis of complex financial, statistical and technical data; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in financial management with some experience in health care management.

Note: Financial management is defined as professional accounting or auditing work with responsibility for the review and recommendation of financial policies and procedures of a business organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in accounting, finance or other closely related field or public health with some college courses in accounting or finance may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. Professional experience in health care facility administration, health program administration, health insurance administration, health planning or other health care related fields may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis to a maximum of one (1) year.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:

  • Experience in Medicaid home and community-based services.
  • Experience working in a cross-functional team.
  • Experience with application of critical thinking skills.
  • Experience analyzing a budget.
  • Experience with conflict resolution.
  • Experience developing value-based payment methodology.
  • Experience with data warehouse queries and analysis of data.
  • Experience with analytical software.
  • Experience with writing analytical reports.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.