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SIS Assessor

Company: Vaya Health
Location: Burlington
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

LOCATION: Person County, NC, Alamance County, NC, and Caswell County, NC
SALARY: Depending on qualifications & experience of candidate. This position is non-exempt and is eligible for overtime compensation.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) Assesor is responsible for scheduling and administering the SIS, to include facilitating the SIS interview process, recording the scores, entering the scores into an online data base and accessing a summary report from SIS Online. This position is also responsible for interacting with American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and/or any certification process required by the state for obtaining and maintaining certification and qualifications to maintain assessment standardsNote: This position requires access to and use of confidential healthcare information or protected health information (PHI) as described in laws addressing patient confidentiality, including, but not limited to, the federal HIPAA law, the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Patient Records law, 42 CFR Part 2, and various state laws. As such, the individual filling this position shall be required to be trained regarding such laws and shall be required to observe those laws in his/her capacity as an employee of Vaya Health. The individual filling this position shall also sign a confidentiality statement as an employee of Vaya Health.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:SIS Assessment/Evaluation and Collaboration* Schedule and ensure appropriate administration of the SIS evaluation and that evaluations are done in a timely manner* Carry out SIS activities as required including uploading the scores into SIS Online in a timely manner, ensuring the report is available in the electronic health record and that a copy is given to the assigned Care Manager prior to the member's care plan meeting* Schedule emergent slot SIS assessments, work with the management of Registry of Unmet Needs to ensure those top members have current SIS assessment, ensure the Slot list is current, etc.* Interface with members, Legally Responsible Persons, providers and other stakeholders to determine satisfaction with SIS Assessment activities and to disseminate educational material and presentations * Ensure responsiveness to feedback/questions/concerns from individuals, families, providers and stakeholders related to the SIS Assessment* Interact and maintain communication with NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services; NC Division of Health Benefits and American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites in regards to Resource Allocation and SIS Implementation* SIS-A or SIS-C Trainer will follow all the requirements needed to obtain and/or retain their training status. As needed the Trainers will train future assessors, participate in Community of Practice meetings as determined by the state and AAIDD, and provide continuing education on as needed basis for current assessors* SIS-A or SIS-C Trainer they will be required to attend all required IRQR re-evaluation and Community of Practice meetings scheduled by the state. The trainers will be required to meet the criteria set by NC to keep their training status
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:A Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Psychology, Social Work or closely related Human Services area and 2 years of post-degree professional experience working with the IDD population. Must qualify as a QP for Developmental Disabilities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:This position must have the ability to establish appropriate and respectful relationships/partnerships with organizational personnel. Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team approach. Ability to assume a helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of providers, consumers or families served. Works within the established ethical guidelines developed for the profession.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITIES:* Have thorough knowledge of the SIS assessment instrument, the knowledge of the SIS Online database, basic knowledge of NC Innovations Waiver and Care Management to work in conjunction with Intellectual/developmental disability Care Management staff* Ability to express ideas clearly/concisely* Ability to drive and sit for extended periods of time (including in rural areas)* Represent Vaya in a professional manner* An ability to initiate and build relationships with people in an open, friendly, and accepting manner* Strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills* Ability to multitask and prioritize to manage caseload* Ability to understand the strategic direction and goals of the department and support appropriate processes to facilitate achievement of business objectives* Well-developed capabilities in problem solving, negotiation, conflict resolution, and crafting efficient processes* A result and success-oriented mentality, conveying a sense of urgency and driving issues to closure* Comfort with adapting and adjusting to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change* Proficiency Microsoft Office and Vaya systems, to include Excel, data analysis, and secondary research* Demonstrated knowledge of the assessment and treatment of developmental disabilities, without co-occurring mental illness* Have highly effective communication * Knowledge in Vaya Medicaid B and NC Innovations Waiver, and accreditations and apply this knowledge in problem-solving and responding to questions/inquiries* Have a dynamic, proactive approach to assessment, screening, monitoring and coordination of care, to ensure quality supports and consistent adherence to waiver requirements* This is a mobile position with work done in a variety of locations spending a considerable amount of time in the field
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS:Preferred Certification: Trained and certified by American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Successful completion of training and certification by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (or the certification and training process the state mandates) within 6 months from date of hire.
LOCATION REQUIREMENT:In accordance with the BH and I/DD Tailored Plan requirements mandated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, certain Vaya Health positions are required to be filled by individuals who reside in North Carolina, meaning someone who establishes a legal domicile in North Carolina and pays income tax in North Carolina, or resides within 40 miles of the North Carolina border. New hires from outside of North Carolina will have 60 days from the date of hire to meet this requirement, if applicable to the position.This position is required to reside in North Carolina or within 40 miles of the North Carolina Boarder.
APPLY: Vaya Health accepts online applications in our Career Center, please visit http://www.vayahealth.com/careers-overview/ Ind.001
Vaya Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Vaya Health, Burlington , SIS Assessor, Other , Burlington, North Carolina

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