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Member Services Representative -Temporary

position type: full-time salary range: To Be Determined Based on Experience- Hourly department: Member Services Section, Fiscal Services Division county: Humboldt County location: Arcata
open date: November 1st 2018 closing date: Open Until Filled notes: In accordance with PL 93-638 American Indian Preference shall be given. All are welcome to apply. attachment: Please download this PDF

Job Description

This position shall be responsible for the registration process and for assisting United Indian Health Services (UIHS) clients with eligibility and application into various health benefit programs. This position will also be responsible for initiating, tracking, processing and reporting the status of all benefit applications.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Educational degrees must be from a US Department of Education accredited school

Level I: High School diploma, GED or equivalent. 1 year of clerical office or related experience that indicates the ability to learn the skills necessary to perform the duties of the position. Be willing to assist clients with enrollment or application into multiple programs including but not limited to: Presumptive Eligibility, Family Pact, CHDP and/or Angel fund assistance. Track and follow up all enrollment applications processed. Begin the process to become a certified application counselor. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Customer service experience preferred.

Level II: Must meet or exceed all level I criteria and have 1-3 years’ experience working with health benefit plans, enrollment processes or other related areas. Knowledge of available health benefit plans and have the ability to perform the duties of the position. Ability to enroll clients in multiple programs: Covered CA (Affordable Care Act), Medi-Cal, Presumptive Eligibility, Medicare Part D, Family Pact, CHDP, Angel Fund, pharmacy assistance programs, or any other health benefit program. Must be certified and maintain certification to assist clients with enrollment and re-enrollment activities for all health benefit programs (i.e. certified application counselor). Experience in a health care setting preferred.

Level III: Must meet or exceed all level I & II criteria and have 3 or more years of related experience and/or training working with health benefit plans and/or enrollment processes and have the ability to perform all the duties of the position.. Able to assist with training level I staff on all available health benefit programs and documentation requirements. Assist with documenting standard operating procedures as necessary. Experience in a health care setting preferred.

COMPUTER OPERATIONS • Intermediate personal computer skills, including electronic mail, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc. LANUGUAGE SKILLS: • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY: • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: • Must possess a valid drivers’ license. • Must be able to be insured under the agency’s vehicle policy. • Levels II and III must be certified and maintain certification to assist clients with enrollment and re-enrollment activities for all health benefit programs (i.e. certified application counselor).

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Demonstrate ability to work with people in collaborate manner, including a variety of agencies. • Must be able to work with American Indian people and be sensitive to their culture. • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources. • Must be able to type a minimum of 45 WPM. • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve the Mission, Vision and Guiding principles of UIHS. • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.

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