Apply By: Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 464 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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CLAIMS ASSESSOR

Organization:
Ministry of Health
Division:
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Division/Claims Services Branch
City:
North York
Job Term:
1 Permanent, 1 Temporary (up to 12 months)
Job Code:
09OAD - Office Administration 09
Salary:
$25.63 - $29.88 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
163804
Do you have an interest in providing timely, accurate and cost effective delivery of claim services to health care providers and the public in support of the Ministry of Health's health care delivery strategies? If so, bring your knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and your ability to authenticate, adjudicate and facilitate payment of claims for health care benefits to our team!

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• Use your research skills to assess claims and analyze payment irregularities within strict deadlines.
• Respond to inquiries.
• Initiate payments, adjustments or recoveries.
• Provide service to medical providers and the public.
• Deal with confidential and sensitive medical and personal information.

How do I qualify?

KNOWLEDGE:

• Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy to read and understand operative and emergency reports.
• Proven ability to understand, interpret and apply policies, work within guidelines, procedures and legislation to process claims and protect information and determine its disclosure.

RESEARCH/ANALYTICAL SKILLS:

• Ability to evaluate and adjudicate stakeholder claims.
• Ability to determine appropriate payment.
• Proven ability to apply discretion and judgement to confirm eligibility for programs, determine when to escalate contentious issues/claims and adjudicate payment as applicable.

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS:

• Ability to organize and manage own workload, process a high volume of claims and inquiries within strict timeframes.

TACT, DIPLOMACY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

• Demonstrated ability to provide detailed and understandable explanations (oral and written) on work processes and claims payments to internal and external clients.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact with clients and team members and to understand and respond appropriately to issues, dealing with conflict situations and/or with sensitive medical/financial information.
•Demonstrated experience working cooperatively in a team to meet deadlines and organization goals and assisting in the training of new and existing employees.

MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SKILLS:

• Ability to calculate fees, recognize billing irregularities and reconcile payments and adjustments.
• Working knowledge of personal computers, mainframe applications, software (e-mail, word processing, internet, databases) and keyboarding skills to input/access/retrieve information and create correspondence and reports.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent, 5700 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 5700 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
3.7
Category:
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Note:
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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