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Job Title: Behavioral Health Care Analyst - State Program Administrator Coordinator
Location: St. Paul , MN United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/11/2018
Expire Date: 09/11/2018
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Job Description
Behavioral Health Care Analyst - State Program Administrator Coordinator
The Behavioral Health Care Analyst contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of public behavioral health (i.e., mental health and chemical dependency) services. The incumbent who fills this position will design and perform analyses of behavioral health programs for provider alignment with 1) goals and objectives of the Division, 2) national standards for best practices in behavioral health care delivery, 3) accepted standards for appropriateness of treatment, 4) adherence to the SAMHSA standards for endorsed, evidence based practices and 5) compliance with Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) standards and contract or grant requirements. Programs to be monitored and evaluated include care delivery systems which are complex and interdependent in nature. Analytical designs, combining qualitative and quantitative review, and employing statistical analysis will be required. Statistical analyses of claims data and other client level data will also be required.

In addition, this position helps determine whether existing courses of treatment (at both provider and program levels) are appropriate for the clients receiving services and likely to be successful for facilitating prevention and/or recovery.

This position informs recommendations for limiting or increasing the amount and type of services, changing modality of services delivery, alternate course of treatment, for behavioral health services provided under Minnesota Health Care Programs or state contract and grant funding.
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Three (3) years specialized professional experience working in analyses of large data bases, quality assurance monitoring and experience in evaluation and statistics.

*Applications for this position should highlight experience with data management, analytical techniques, and report writing.

Experience must demonstrate the following:

•Knowledge of mental health programs, services, systems of care, best practices, promising practices, or evidence-based practices;


•Experience in data management, relevant analytical techniques, and report writing for a variety of audiences;


•Experience with statistical software- SPSS or SAS


•General understanding of federal/or state mental health Medicaid funding, rules and regulations (e.g. Minnesota’s home and community based services programs, health and continuing care programs, Medical Assistance, Medicare, MinnesotaCare programs, other state programs, etc.); and


•Strong written and oral communication skills sufficient to communicate clearly and professionally with a variety of individuals/groups in person (e.g., staff members of the department, other state or public agencies and advocates) and in writing (e.g., technical, statistical, rules/policies, narrative, non-narrative documents).


Preferred Qualifications:

•Masters or doctorate degree in public health, psychology, social work, public administration, public policy, nursing, evaluation or a related field;


•Ability to enlist the cooperation of individuals and groups from different disciplines, distinct operations, and with mutually exclusive goals;


•Experience analyzing and interpreting results from statistical analysis for a combination of quantitative and qualitative data; and


•Computer programming skills to produce queries into the DHS data warehouse using various software packages, as well as produce computer-generated reports for use by department managers.

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Contact Information
Contact Name:Yakeata Lubitz
Contact Email:yakeata.lubitz@state.mn.us
Company Description:
How to apply to these openings: 1. For more information go to www.mn.gov/careers or to Self Service if you are a current State of Minnesota employee. 2. On the Job Search page enter the Job Opening ID number(23313) in the Keywords search box and click Search. 3. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting . 4. If interested, click Apply. Note: If you are unable to find the job opening it may no longer be posted or is only available to current State of Minnesota employees. For assistance, contact the Job Information Line at: 651.259.3637
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