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MEDICAL CARE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE I

FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #17-004394-0016

GRADE

10

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Health

Prevention and Health Promotion Administration

500 N. Calvert Street

Baltimore, MD  21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Center for MADAP (Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program) is the service unit within the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau. The Center's programs provide essential HIV medication, insurance premium assistance and HIV wrap-around services to eligible Marylanders with HIV/AIDS. MADAP provides access to medications for eligible people living with HIV/AIDS. MADAP Plus assists clients by paying their health insurance premiums thus providing access to inpatient and outpatient health care as well as prescription coverage. The MADAP Client Services Eligibility Specialist is responsible for ensuring accessibility to the program through application processing and insurance verification in compliance with state and federal regulations and compliance with MADAP policies and procedures. This position provides primary support to the MADAP and MADAP Plus programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience:  One year of clerical experience applying policies in a medical care, health insurance or federal or State entitlement program.

NOTES:

1.  Additional general clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2.  Thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate should have experience in health insurance and social services and/or community based programs.  Experience in HIV services is a plus.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.