Department of Vermont Health Access Quality and Program Specialist

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State of Vermont - Department of Vermont Health Access
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

Provide professional level knowledge and skills related to risk and quality management activities at the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA). DVHA’s Quality Improvement Unit (QIU) is looking for a Quality & Program Specialist committed to creating a culture of continuous quality improvement.

Have the work/life balance you need with a Monday-Friday schedule and a supportive hybrid work environment. Eleven paid state holidays, in addition to a robust benefits package.

The Quality Improvement Unit takes a pro-active approach to regulatory preparedness and strives to create a culture of continuous quality improvement within Vermont’s Medicaid Program. We conduct risk assessments, coordinate compliance audits, use data to make decisions about our performance, and help staff improve results when indicated to ensure our approach is successful.

The Quality & Program Specialist Position may have the following responsibilities:
· Analysis of complex federal standards and evaluating current work against them.
· Maintaining scorecards and contributing to DVHA’s performance accountability platform.
· Monitoring alternative payment model (APM) financial and quality reporting requirements.
· Supporting the annual performance measure and survey production cycle.
· Coordinating improvement projects as assigned.
· Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
· Managing and/or supporting workgroups.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and be comfortable communicating clearly both orally and in writing.

Moderate to advanced skills in Word and Excel and experience with continuous quality improvement concepts are preferred.

Mission:
The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)’s mission is to improve Vermonters’ health and well-being by providing access to high-quality, cost-effective health care. We have identified three priorities that support our mission: Advancing value-based payments, modernizing information technology infrastructure, and operational performance improvement. Our department commits to executing our responsibilities and priorities while adhering to three core values: Transparency, Integrity and Service.

Our State:
Vermont is a “small but mighty” state. We are ranked as one of the top 10 states to raise a family in 2022. We are nationwide leaders for progressive social and educational policies. We are in Northern New England, 1.5 hours from Montreal and 3.5 hours from Boston. We have beautiful Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, and year-round outdoor activities.

Telework:
The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

As part of our values of transparency, integrity, and service, we are committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as part of our person-centered culture. We actively celebrate our colleagues' and future colleagues' different abilities, racial identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported here.

Wage or Salary
Hourly Rate: $28.58