Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Health Care Analyst

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220728-4381AR-001

Introduction



ABOUT US
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

The Healthcare Finance Unit coordinates the Department’s rate-setting and claims analysis (e.g., General Assistance Behavioral Health Program) functions, and provides financial analysis and reporting requested by internal and external customers.

THE POSITION
The DMHAS, Office of the Commissioner (OOC), seeks an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Associate Health Care Analyst within our Fiscal Services Division located at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position, with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The position number is 23647.
Discover the opportunity to: 
  • Review and evaluate health care related financial and utilization data for accuracy and completeness;
  • Resolve any deficiencies and update databases;
  • Conduct complex financial and utilization analyses and produce actionable healthcare data analytics, written reports, narratives, and publications to inform and evaluate health care policies and objectives;
  • Measure financial conditions and provide data for decision and policy making;
  • Interpret and analyze complex financial and statistical data; and
  • Answer inquiries and assist in processing financial analysis requests from auditors. 
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
  • We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees.
  • We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth.
  • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.
Learn more about making an impaCT by serving the state of Connecticut.
            

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.

TO APPLY
  • Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications, as listed on the job opening, will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
AFTER YOU APPLY
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
CONNECT WITH US
  • Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
  • Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson via email Doreen.Clemson@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 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.

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

Our preferred candidate will possess the following: 

  • Experience in the principles and practices of financial analysis and organization, administration, finance, budgeting, auditing and accounting in the healthcare industry.
  • Experience in extracting, reviewing, interpreting and analyzing complex financial, statistical, and technical data and information from databases and other sources, and preparing related written reports and narratives.
  • Experience with interpreting federal and state laws, statutes and regulations. 
  • Experience in healthcare facility administration, health program administration, health insurance administration, health planning or other closely related field. 
  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance or other closely related field or public health with college courses in accounting or finance.

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.