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Healthcare Reimbursement Assistant

Opening Date: March 13, 2023
Closing Date: March 27, 2023
Job Title: Healthcare Reimbursement Assistant
Salary/Wage: $19.85
Tribal Level: 110 (up to 115)
Location: Siletz, Oregon
Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt
Job Posting Number: 202308


New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

This trainee position is to develop an entry-level applicant into a Healthcare Reimbursement Technician. When the trainee completes the required training in medical terminology, demonstrates the ability to interpret IHS/PRC regulations, policies, and operating procedures to determine eligibility using the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) public health law.


High School diploma or GED and one year of experience in either accounts payable/receivable bookkeeping or medical billing. This position works closely with the Healthcare Reimbursement Technician I and II in all aspects of the position duties.  This position advances to a Healthcare Reimbursement Technician After two –years’ experience and demonstrated competency and successfully completing a medical terminology class.  Knowledge of: Office procedures and a willingness to complete a medical terminology course, preferred. Word processing and/or ADP principles, preferred. The rules and regulations for Purchased/Referred Care, preferred. Able to: Type, file, and use a calculator. Good communication and organizational skills. Work and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people and health agencies.


Receive applications for PRC assistance. Collect data and verify eligibility.  Maintain accurate, up-to-date PRC cuff account records and commitments. Assemble and mail PRC orientation packets and maintain individual patient files.  Maintain pre-authorization logbook. Distribute medical/dental authorizations, and type denial letters. Maintain PRC general files.  Audit claims for payment to ensure appropriateness of charges. Identify alternate resources and make referrals as appropriate.  Maintain billing and payment records. Communicate with clients and providers on payment application procedures and processing steps. Generate statistical data and samplings. Maintain rapport with vendors. Implement PRC funding priority guides, and independently approve payment of authorizations within such guides. Assist clients in alternative resource application procedures. Maintain adequate supplies and services required for the operation of the PRC program.

After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:

Employment Application (PDF)
Apply Online

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.