Health Care Access Maryland
Benefits Specialist (Certified Application Counselor) (Healthcare)
The Benefits Specialist (Certified Application Counselor) identifies, educates, supports, and acts as an advocate for inmates across the state within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services by assisting them with the screening and enrollment process in Medicaid.
The primary responsibilities of this position are:
Education, Experience, Certifications and Licensures:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and respond to customers and employees. The employee frequently is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
SAFETY & HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES
HCAM is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, secure and healthy work environment for all employees, clients served, volunteers and visitors. As part of this commitment, HCAM has developed safety, security and occupational health policies, practices, and standards.
With this understanding, all employees are required to: Adhere to all local, state and federal safety and environmental codes, ordinances, standards and laws; adhere to all HCAM and local safety plans, policies, practices and standards; be aware of and follow all safety rules of your work site; report any unsafe conditions or accidents to your supervisor; practice standard precautions (formerly universal precautions) at all times, and; participate in mandatory or available safety training.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to both indoor and outdoor conditions. The employee will be subject to noise.
HCAM is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our commitment to support our employees and the Marylanders we serve.
HCAM's DEI Vision Statement: “To be regarded as a leader in equitable access to health care through policy and practices, and a workplace whose culture promotes diversity, values its team, and fosters inclusion.”