Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Care Analyst

Hybrid

Recruitment #220804-4380AR-001

Introduction

Are you ready to make a difference in our State? 
Interested in joining the outstanding team at the Office of Health Strategy? 
Read more below and apply today!

ABOUT US
The State of ConnecticutOffice of Health Strategy (OHS) seeks to implement comprehensive, data driven strategies that promote equal access to high quality health care, control healthcare costs and ensure better health for the people of Connecticut. The OHS develops health policy that improves health outcomes and limits health care cost growth across all sectors, whether private or public, including hospitals, physicians and clinical services and prescription drugs. Creation of this office brings together critical data sets and health information exchange efforts and allows for collaboration with many stakeholders, including state agency partners. Working with comprehensive data and experts from inside and outside government, OHS will develop and support state-led multi-payer healthcare payment and service delivery reforms. 

THE POSITION
We are currently recruiting for a Health Care Analyst to work in the Health Systems Planning unit. The position is full-time, first shift, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The position number is 133933. 

This position is accountable for administering the Certificate of Need (CON) regulatory program tasked with improving the quality, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the state. The primary focus for the selected candidate will be analyzing and evaluating CON applications and compliance filings. This position may also be required to develop healthcare plans, participate in regulatory workgroups, meet with healthcare administrators and to represent OHS at public hearings. 

Within the Office of Health Strategy, the Health Systems Planning Unit assists in the Certificate of Need (CON) regulatory program tasked with helping to improve access to high-quality health services, minimizing unnecessary duplication of health care services, facilitating healthcare market stability and containing the cost of healthcare. The primary focus for the selected candidate will be analyzing and evaluating CON applications/proposals utilizing social, financial and/or public data and reviewing CON compliance filings to determine completeness and to resolve any deficiencies through direct correspondence, as well as extracting and analyzing data to respond to data requests and to create publications. The selected candidate will also be required to participate in meetings, conference calls, public hearings and other related duties as needed. Telework is currently 100% and Flex schedules are available.

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.

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements of COVID-19 Vaccination. 

TO APPLY
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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 
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  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jensine Tran at jensine.tran@ct.gov
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Reviews materials to determine compliance with requirements contained in Connecticut General Statutes and agency regulations; reviews and evaluates financial, utilization and management records of health care facilities and/or providers toward various ends; prepares financial, narrative and statistical reports; reviews findings and conclusions with audit staff and members of senior staff; performs special research projects as assigned; performs related duties as required.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Reviews various health care facility and/or physician Certificate of Need applications; analyzes impact of proposals on other health care providers in Connecticut and makes recommendations; writes related documents and assists employees of higher grade in writing decisions; assists in preparing documentation for administrative hearings; researches and analyzes data in preparation of various health care industry reports; performs related duties as required.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: Analyzes and evaluates budget, expenditure, utilization, reimbursement rate setting and/or revenue issues within social services programs, including Medicaid; participates in public hearings and assists in conferring with representatives of facilities and outside experts; interacts, under guidance, with Office of the Attorney General in litigation including preparation of complete court records; may review Certificate of Need applications for nursing facility, residential care homes and ICF/MR development; performs related duties as required.
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES: Analyzes and evaluates budget, expenditure, utilization, rate setting and/or revenue issues within behavioral health; analyzes General Assistance authorizations and expenditures, rate setting scenarios and new methodologies; performs related duties as required.
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER: Analyzes financial and utilization data from vendor and state records concerning state employees and retirees health care plans; answers inquiries from employees and retirees on issues of coverage and design pertaining to state health care plans; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) 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 may 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

  • Experience reviewing, analyzing, and drafting documents and/or publications
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing, and extracting statistical, financial and utilization data and information
  • Experience in healthcare facility administration, health program administration, health insurance administration, health planning or other closely related field
  • Experience with interpreting federal and state laws, statutes, and regulations
  • Experience with written and oral presentations and delivering information in various formats to a variety of audiences
  • Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, public health, economics, statistics, or other closely related fields

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.