Title: RESEARCH ANALYST II -GENERAL- Salary: $4,619.00 - $5,784.00 Posted: 10/03/2013
IMPORTANT: Please review the RA II Supplemental Questionnaire (scroll down to view the questions) and submit your answers to the RA II Supplemental Questionnaire with your State application. Thank you.
The Safety Net Financing Division (SNFD) is seeking candidates for one Research Analyst II position in the Hospital Uninsured Care Demonstration and Subacute Section. If interested, please submit a State Application (STD 678) and resume to Alva Kennedy. Please be sure to sign your State Application. Applications without a signature will not be accepted. Recruitment is open to all qualified applicants. Hiring will be conducted within the SROA guidelines. Please indicate the basis of your eligibility (i.e., SROA, surplus, reemployment, and reinstatement, transfer, or list eligibility) in the explanation box of the state application. Applications for this position will be screened, and only the most qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview.
Job Summary: The Research Analyst II position works independently, providing advice, program development tools, and data analysis. The RA II, under general direction, develops and utilizes various research methodologies in areas where precedents are lacking or a sparse body of knowledge or experience in the area exists. Further, the RA II performs duties related to the Bridge to Reform (BTR) Waiver, the previous 1115 waiver, and other healthcare financing systems. This position must be able to perform complex calculations, including calculations in Microsoft Excel, and must be able to think critically, analyze information, develop solutions, and present recommendations to management.
Percent of Time Essential Functions
35% The RA II performs research as needed in the area of hospital financing and reimbursement. The position develops and documents payment calculation models. The RA II consults and coordinates with program staff, control agency staff, federal government staff and other involved stakeholders. The RA II collaborates with management and staff to provide direction related to the development and implementation of hospital payment methodologies. The RA II trains staff on the more complex payment calculations, and other 1115 waiver components. The RA II also develops policy changes.
25% Independently or as part of a multi-stakeholder team, the RA II assists in the development of databases for tracking of systems development for waiver control and implementation. The position develops implementation and analysis reports, and prepares tables of payments and other waiver related statistics. The position drafts or amends the Special Terms and Conditions of the 1115 waiver as needed.
25% The RA II serves as the subject matter expert and primary contact and liaison for communication with federal and state control agencies, including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Central and Regional Offices, the California Health and Human Services Agency, the Department of Finance, and the State Controllers Office. The position maintains the cooperation and confidence of all levels of management, works with members of the executive staff and fosters collaboration with stakeholders, including public and private hospitals, clinics and their advocates.
10% The RA II prepares files and online reports for the web. The RA II reviews legislation for the impact to the SNFD and operationalizes the impact of any new legislation that will impact the current 1115 waiver and the Safety Net Care Pool. The position drafts and presents proposed legislation and regulations. The RA II assists actuaries in testifying at public hearings, legislative meetings and judicial proceedings as necessary.
Percent of Time Marginal Functions
5% The RA II attends meetings, conference calls, etc. related to expert subject areas, and performs other duties as required.
RA II Supplemental Questionnaire
1. Please describe any analytical and problem solving experience you have.
2. Please describe any Microsoft Excel experience you have.
3. Why are you interested in this position, and what do you feel you could bring to it?
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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