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Eligibility Specialist II

Company: State of South Carolina
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

THIS IS A RE-ANNOUNCEMENT: PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY. This position is located in Localized Eligibility Processing (LEP), Allendale County. The Non-MAGI Eligibility Specialist II determines/re-determines Medicaid eligibility according to Medicaid policies and procedures. This position collects and evaluates documentation from applicants to determine individual and family eligibility for the program. Eligibility Specialists complete all assigned eligibility determinations, reviews, and changes in an accurate and timely manner. Uses various information sources, electronic tools, and systems provided by the Department to collect, assemble, evaluate, and act upon information provided by applicant/beneficiaries and third parties to make timely eligibility determinations, reviews, and changes of circumstance. Follows policies and procedures for the collection and analysis of applications and documentation and collects additional information for beneficiaries as necessary with the least burden to the applicant/beneficiary as possible. Performs follow-up activities in an efficient and effective manner, using the communication method most appropriate for obtaining outstanding information in a timely manner. Documents all notes and steps clearly and completely for review and hand-off to other specialists. Demonstrates proficiency in utilizing all processes, policies, procedures, and system updates to ensure that all eligibility determinations, reviews, and changes are completed accurately with satisfactory documentation. Makes accurate determinations of eligibility based on the rules and standards detailed by the Department and defined in written performance standards. Resolves discrepancies in case determinations or documentation a timely manner. Follows appropriate escalation processes as outlined in eligibility process documentation. Labels all documentation, records decision and notes clearly and accurately in the appropriate systems of record. Maintains a professional demeanor and communication style, ensuring that communication and interactions with co-workers, supervisors, and beneficiaries is clear, polite, and concise. Participates in customer service and privacy training and ensures that confidential or private information is maintained in accordance with State and Federal law as articulated through departmental policies and training. Attends all mandatory meetings, trainings, and events as directed by supervisory staff and agency leadership. Maintains awareness of and complies with all agency policies, to include privacy, confidentiality, standards of conduct, performance, leave and compensation, vehicle use and travel, and financial controls. Maintains appropriate certification and training to perform emergency management evacuation and shelter duties as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff and agency leadership. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE and TGE positions that includes: Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children. 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year. 15 days sick leave per year. 13 paid holidays. State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs. A high school diploma and relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience. Additional Requirements: Occasional overnight travel. Overtime and/or weekend work with Deputy approval. Sitting or standing for long periods of time. Lifting requirements: 20 lbs. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application for qualification purposes. All applicants must apply online. All correspondence from the Office of Human Resources will be through electronic mail. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Keywords: State of South Carolina, Columbia , Eligibility Specialist II, Other , West Columbia, South Carolina

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