Compliance & Quality Assurance Analyst

Recruitment #22-123010-02

Introduction

WHY JOIN US AT SOLANO COUNTY?

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:
• Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
• Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
• Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
• Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
• Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
• Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
• Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

WHY WE EXIST 

The mission of the Solano County Health & Social Services Department is to Promote Healthy, Safe and Stable Lives.

Vision: A Healthy, Safe and Stable Community

Core Values
• Diversity: We respect and value cross –culturalism creating an environment that is inclusive for all.
• Respect: We treat people with care and courtesy.
• Integrity: We do what we say will.
• Fairness: We are consistent and unbiased in decisions.
• Transparency: We communicate the how and why.
• Equity: We ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities.
• Responsiveness: We react quickly and positively.

To learn more about the Department of Health & Social Services , please visit: 

https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hss/default.asp 

THE POSITION

The Department of Health & Social Services is recruiting for a Compliance and Quality Assurance Analyst (Journey level) to support the goals of the department and objectives of an effective compliance and quality assurance program, including the promotion of positive and ethical principles and conduct. Under supervision, this position will review, monitor and evaluate areas of risk within the Health & Social Services Department, with a goal of regulatory compliance and continuous quality improvement. This position will research laws and regulations, evaluate program activities, participate in root-cause analysis, problem resolution and other corrective action and recommend policy and program changes. This position will be responsible for enforcement of Federal/State privacy regulations and investigate privacy breaches and security incidents.

 

CORE COMPENTENCIES:

  • Exhibits professional acumen and effectiveness
  • Develops and promotes productive relationships and rapport with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates Emotional Intellgience (EI)
  • Proficient in interpreting local, state, and federal compliance and privacy laws and regulations as well as hands-on implementation and experience with statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experienced in performing complex compliance investigations and developing investigative reports.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and organizational awareness
  • Competent and skilled to perform compliance work with minimum guidance.
  • Experienced in performing risk assessments and development and implementation of compliance workplans.

Must have a good understanding of federal and state laws and regulations applicable to the conduct of compliance and quality assurance reviews such as:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)
  • Public Health activities
  • Federal and state privacy laws as applicable to health and social services programs
  • CMS Medicare and Medi-Cal Conditions of Participation
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
  • 21st Century Cures Act
  • 42 CFR Part 2
  • Behavioral Health programs

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Administration, Public Administration, Social Work, or a closely related field.

AND

Experience: Two years of full-time paid experience in a public or non-profit social services or public health agency performing work in one or more of the following areas:  regulatory compliance, quality assurance, legal analysis, health law and/or administration, health or social services information management, and/or regulatory investigations of health care.

To review the complete Journey level class specification (job description), please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=18477

LICENSING, CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS (Entry and Journey level)

  • Applicants are required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C.
  • Employees are required to obtain a Healthcare Compliance Certificate from the Health Care Compliance Certification Board within one year of appointment.

Notes:

  • Possession of one of the following valid licenses issued by the State of California may be considered during the rating and/or selection process:  Physician; Licensed Psychologist; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor; or Registered Nurse.
  • All licenses, certificates and registrations must be kept current while employed in this class.

BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,671.27 per month for 2022. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.  

The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holiday(s) per year.     

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year. 

Employees in this class are also eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a  regular position, please visit: 

 http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16487 

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Leave for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=21216 

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities 

SELECTION PROCESS

11/21/2022 – Deadline to submit application and required documents for next application review. 

12/12/2022 – Deadline to submit application and required documents for next application review. 

Applications will be reviewed biweekly thereafter.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  Be sure to include the recruitment title (Compliance & Quality Assurance Analyst) and the recruitment number (22-123010-02) in your email or fax, and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  Be sure to include the recruitment title (Compliance & Quality Assurance Analyst) and the recruitment number (21-123010-02) in your email or fax.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE


 

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state 'no experience in this area' instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


1.

How many years of experience do you have performing compliance responsibilities in a health care or health insurance setting?

 No Experience
 Less than two years’ experience
 Two to four years’ experience
 More than four years' experience
2.

Do you have experience conducting audits of any of the following within a health care or health insurance setting:

Medi-Cal Program Audit
Medical Chart Audits
Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Program Audits
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Audits
No experience conducting these types of audits.
3.

How many years of experience do you have analyzing data and writing reports that examines patterns and trends within a health care or health insurance setting regarding quality, safety, privacy and security events?

 No Experience
 Less than two years’ experience
 Two to four years’ experience
 More than four years' experience
4.

Do you have experience performing duties in which you identified and investigated provider and provider fraud, waste, and abuse in a health care or health insurance setting?

 No Experience
 Less than two years’ experience
 Two to four years’ experience
 More than four years' experience
5.

Do you have experience performing duties in which you identified and investigated privacy breaches, security incidents, or violations of policy in a health care or health insurance setting?

 No Experience
 Less than two years’ experience
 Two to four years’ experience
 More than four years' experience
6.

Check all certifications which you hold:

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP)
Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)
Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)
Certified in Health care Privacy and Security (CHPS)

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

  • Background Checks: The County may conduct a background check and a reference check on candidates prior to appointment to a position within this class. 
  • Independent Travel:  Employees in this class are required to travel independently, for example, to perform work at other work sites, to attend meetings with other County employees, to attend meetings with community organizations, etc.
  • Hours of Work:  Employees in this class may be required to work weekends, holidays, irregular hours, on-call, and after normal business hours.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the review deadline date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

SOLANO COUNTY

OUR COMMUNITY

Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction. 

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

County Population (2018): 439,793

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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