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SIS Assessor in Philadelphia at KEPRO

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

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Since 1985, KEPRO has helped more than 20 million members lead healthier lives through clinical expertise, integrity and compassion. KEPRO was founded by physicians and clinical expertise is at the core of our organization. We are a leading quality improvement and care management organization. We offer innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the unnecessary use of health care resources and optimize the quality of care for public and commercial clients. KEPRO’s tailored programs maximize members’ quality of life, and realize greater cost savings for members and clients alike. KEPRO is on a journey to transform medical management and to develop customized solutions tailored to our client’s specific business requirements, while improving the quality of life for patients, reducing costs, and achieving return on investments for our clients. Our approach to medical management is holistic and compassionate and is coordinated around a patient’s entire healthcare experience. 
Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) AssessorContractor
Summary Description:The Pennsylvania Assessor is responsible for administering the Supports Intensity ScaleTM (SISTM) needs assessment to individuals enrolled in the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (“P/FDS”) waivers, individuals receiving Autism services, individuals receiving services from private ICFs and state centers, and those individuals identified to be enrolled in these programs.  This process will also include scheduling activities, travel, non-traditional working hours, collecting data, and accurately entering needs assessment data at the contractually required frequency and timeframes.  The SISTM is used to ensure the necessary supports and services are consistently and appropriately delivered to individuals.  The Assessor communicates with service providers/potential respondents, reviews available records, consults with family or other collateral sources, and interviews the individual and associated respondents to complete the needs assessment. The Assessor must be trained and certified by American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (“AAIDD”) to administer the SISTM assessment tool.  The Assessor will complete the needs assessments within required timeframes and enter the data into the SISTM information system within required timeframes.  
  • Administer the SISTM assessment to participants in the Consolidated and P/FDS waivers, individuals receiving Autism services, individuals receiving services in private ICF’s and state centers, and those individuals identified to enter the programs within required timeframes.  Assessments must be fully executed on time.  
  • Enter data with 100% accuracy of the assessment. If an assessment is identified as needing corrections, remediate the issue by making the necessary corrections, and entering the corrected assessment. 
  • Respond to emergency/immediate needs request for an assessment to be administered to participants enrolled or individuals identified to be enrolled in the PA ID system on time. 
  • Complete SISTM assessments of persons within a community setting which accommodates the schedule and location preference of the participant and family.  
  • Assessments must be completed within a 75 mile radius of the Assessor’s home or office but may include additional travel when need arises.
  • Complete and remain proficient in all required trainings by AAIDD as evidenced by maintaining a passing Interviewer Reliability and Qualifications Review (IRQR) score; this includes  SIS-A Interviewer Training, Guided Practice training and interviews, and passing the IRQR as well as participating in continuing education on SIS.
  • Monitor, coordinate, and facilitate scheduling activities in support of administrative staff within the KEPRO designated system.
  • Participate in management meetings, clinical meetings, and staff trainings as needed. Attend all KEPRO corporate trainings and staff meetings as directed
  • Complete required training curriculums defined by Department of Human Services (DHS) including, but not limited to, an overview of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Everyday Lives, Individual Support Plans, Person Centered training and an overview of Pennsylvania’s Medicaid waivers.
  • Obtain criminal background clearance from the Pennsylvania State Police and child abuse clearance per the Child Protective Services Law (CPL) [23 Pa. C.S. Chapter 63] and obtain written results from the Pennsylvania State Police and Office of Children, Youth and Families’ DHS-ChildLine and Abuse Registry.
  • Maintain SIS-A Interviewer recognition by conducting a minimum average of two (2) interviews per month, with a lapse of no more than 3 months between interviews. 

The list of accountabilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties that management may deem necessary from time to time. Qualifications:
  • Education (general level if required) or specific courses
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field (such as psychology, sociology, or social work) or equivalent with five years recent experience working directly in the field of developmental services
  • Knowledge of the Person/Family Directed Support (“P/FDS”) and Consolidated waivers.
  • Knowledge of SISTM assessments.
  • SISTM assessment experience and proficiency highly desirable
  • Knowledge of current trends, research and appropriate interventions in the field of supporting individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities surrounding medical, psychosocial, behavioral issues.
  • Knowledge of NCQA/URAC standards strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the organization of medical records, medical terminology, and disease process required.
  • Strong clinical/social assessment and critical thinking skills required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to address, resolve and process problems impeding the service needs. 
  • Proactively identify and resolves delays and obstacles.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.  
  • Flexibility and strong organizational skills needed.  
  • Must be proficient in MS Office, Internet/Web Navigation
  • Must have high-speed (no dial-up) internet at home.
  • Must be willing to travel and have active, unrestricted license, reliable transportation and active auto insurance.
  • Must have an OSHA complaint home workspace committed to confidentiality of PHI.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with ID or other similar experience; 
  • Understand how to interview/communicate with participants with ID and Autism; and have experience or other similar experience administering standardized assessments 
  • Basic computer skills (copy/cut, paste, maneuvering screens and typing) necessary.

Mental and Physical RequirementsThe 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 will be made as required by law in an attempt to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods of time; key and/or control objects; interact extensively with internal and external customers; occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds; and occasionally travel within the state.

Only those candidates identified for an interview will be contacted. No Phone Calls Please.  Visit our website at for more information on the KEPRO Family of Companies.EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
KEPRO is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.


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