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CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES
OF THE FLATHEAD NATION
PO BOX 278
PABLO MT 59855
PERSONNEL OFFICE FAX: (406) 675-2711
WEBSITE ADDRESS: cskt.org
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TITLE: Veterans Healthcare Advocate
LOCATION: Tribal Health Department
SALARY: $14.06 to $16.33
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Position is not a Testing Designated Position within the definition of the CSKT Drug Free Workplace Policy effective January 1, 1998. The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) month probationary period.
The Veterans HealthCare Advocate is a technical position within the Healthcare Resources Division. The primary goal of this outreach position is to increase local awareness of Veteran related issues and develop strategies for increasing their participation in existing VA benefit programs for eligible Veterans.
Duties of the position include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
_ Assist Veterans in completing forms to update patient registration for the Indian Health Services and THD.
_ Assist Veterans in completing forms to update and apply for eligibility for VA benefit programs.
_ Photocopy documents required of the eligibility applications.
_ Maintain a database of applicants that assistance is provided to (phoning, photocopying, seeking applications, transportation coordination, etc.).
_ Posting a schedule of office hours and locations for outreach.
_ Providing a weekly report to the supervisor identifying accomplishments and items pending.
_ Other duties as assigned by the supervisor include assisting THD beneficiaries with completing and submitting application forms and documents for other applicable resources including Medicaid, Medicare and Private Insurance
_ While assisting others with Medicaid, Medicare and Private Insurance, incumbent will photocopy forms, required documents, and take the necessary steps to facilitate a completed application.
_ Care coordination for all veterans to include home health care, Mt. State Veterans Home placement, and home modifications for disabled veterans, DME approval, surgery approval, and other services that require prior authorization or alternate application process.
_ Assist with patient travel when requested by supervisor. This can be an unpredictable and urgent need. Therefore the employee needs to understand the process and work quickly when this service is requested.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (AS REFLECTED ON THE TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION):
5 years’ experience in Insurance (i.e. Sales, Claims Adjuster or Agent) -OR- a 4 year degree in Business or Social Work.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (AS DETERMINED BY THE INTERVIEW):
FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION DURING THE SCREENING PROCESS
SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO: Evelyn Charlo, Personnel Office, PO Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, Telephone (406) 675-2700 Ext. 1029.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Shonda Bolen, Tribal Health Department – (406) 675-2700 Ext. 5032