STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: COORDINATOR, CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS PROGRAM
Class Code: 2200-18 Date Established: 06-24-83
Occupational Code: 7-4-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To coordinate a program to provide financial assistance to medically indigent individuals with catastrophic illnesses and chronic eye diseases.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Receives and reviews applications for financial assistance from prospective clients and determines what payments will be allowed after other third party sources of payment are exhausted.
· Consults with administrators to develop or revise rules of operation as required by law and regulations.
· Authorizes expenditures of state funds on behalf of eligible clients for payment of services and negotiates with providers and agencies for reasonable settlement of medical debts.
· Compiles and prepare reports, including statistical data and analysis of program needs, accomplishments and service utilization.
· Reviews state and federal legislation and evaluates impact on program activities.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in business administration or a health related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years' experience administering or coordinating a program designed to provide direct services or payments to vendors for services to indigent persons. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
For appointment consideration, Coordinator, Catastrophic Illness Program applicants must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of knowledge, skills and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory job performance by this class specification. The structured interview is developed and administered, according to Division of Personnel guidelines, by representatives of the state agency in which the vacancy exists.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of health care systems. Some knowledge of the procedures of reimbursing third party payers. Some knowledge of program and budget administration. Some knowledge of arithmetic and report writing. Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively. Ability to write or revise work procedures in accordance with accepted form. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with health and state agency officials. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02