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Health Services Consultant 2 Non-Permanent 50 DOH4189

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The Opportunity
The Department of Health's mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington State. The Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics (DCHS) works to accomplish the agency's mission by identifying, controlling, and preventing disease and providing reliable public health information. The Center for Health Statistics (CHS) collects health data and provides statistical analysis to identify and monitor disease and other health threats in the population and provides vital records service to support the issuance of vital records used for proving identity, age and relationships to others. This Health Services Consultant 2
will work in the Hospital Patient Data Systems Section for CHS to provide complete, accurate, timely Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS) data to assist in the mission of DOH. Learn more about CHS .

This is a part-time (50%) non-permanent Health Services Consultant 2 (HSC 2) position. This non-permanent appointment is expected to last up to 12 months. About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website , DOH Infographic , and see what it's like to Work@Health !

DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several Employer of Choice initiatives, including:

We are committed to diversity and inclusion
. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
We have an engaging Wellness@Health program
which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
We support a healthy work/life balance
by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace
by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
We have an Infant at Work Program
that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
What will you be doing? - Duties include:
Assure timely and accurate submission of data by hospitals by running and monitoring standard reports on a daily basis using current reporting systems or future vendor systems.
Produce and distribute error reports to the hospital after their files have been processed.
Work with hospitals to review data problems and to correct errors to keep the percent of records with an error of less than 1% of total discharges for any given year.
Review and compare CHARS data to birth and other data sources when needed for QA and ensure clean data for linkage purposes.
Advise staff, health care providers, and the public concerning the enforcement of and compliance with CHARS rules and Federal regulations; provide technical assistance and consultation regarding policies and procedures.
Provide customer assistance in registering hospitals and vendors to have security clearance to the CHARS Applications using the SAW interface or future interfaces.
Create communication with internal and external stakeholders including hosting webinars to introduce new reporting procedures to hospital and hospital vendor staff.
What we're looking for
The ideal candidate will be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

Required Qualifications
Associate's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, finance, or a closely related field; AND
one (1) or more years of experience working with healthcare administrative data.
Three (3) or more years of experience working with healthcare administrative data.
Demonstrated experience in the following:

Using Healthcare coding such as ICD-10, HCPCS, CPT or NUBC standards.
Creating monitoring checklists and reports for program staff.
Using MS Excel or other spreadsheet software.
Using MS Word or other word processing software.
Using MS Outlook or other email/calendar software.
Working under short deadlines and providing complete, accurate and concise work products on time.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications
Demonstrated experience in the following:

Working directly with healthcare data at the state level.
Working directly with medical insurance coding.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to do the following:
Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a work day, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
Work 20 hours per week between the core business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a scheduled lunch break.
Occasionally travel in-state, alone or with another person, which may include overnight stays, as required, while performing the duties of this position.
Interact and work with customers, some of whom may be frustrated or distressed; in a positive, friendly and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.
Participate as part of the DOH emergency response team during an actual health emergency and training events.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.

The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Cher Williams at (see application details), (see application details) or TDD Relay at 1-(see application details) or 7-1-1.

Application Process
Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click Apply to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

A letter of interest
, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position
A current resume
Three (3) or more professional references
, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected. These type of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor.
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Supplemental Information
Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.

This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office.
More than Just a Paycheck!
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs. Read about our benefits:
The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information.
Insurance Benefits
Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website . Retirement and Deferred Compensation
State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems ' web site. Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options. Vacation (Annual Leave)
You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165 .

Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays:
New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday Third Monday in January Presidents' Day Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day First Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after Christmas Day December 25 Personal Holiday Employee's selection each calendar year
*Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice. Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information. Social Security
All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system. Sick Leave
Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130 . Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.
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