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Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a qualified title G-16 or higher and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
Public Candidates for Provisional Opportunity (Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications): A bachelor’s degree in any area AND two years of professional administrative or professional clinical experience in one or more of the following areas:
Either 1. professional administrative experience related to regulatory activities which include medical or programmatic review, audit, and/or regulatory activities observing and evaluating patient or resident care in a health care facility regulated by a governmental agency. Provision of direct care services are not qualifying;
Or 2. oversight or coordination of regulatory compliance and/or quality assurance activities in a health care delivery system;
Or 3. participating in the development or implementation of state or federal regulations that govern the provision of health care;
Or 4. supervision of clinical staff who provide health related services in a health care facility regulated by a governmental agency;
Or 5. evaluating the quality of health care provided to individuals to ensure that professional standards of practice are met and health related services comply with governmental regulations.
A master’s degree in public health, health policy and management, health care administration, hospital administration, health care finance, social work, nutrition, or physical therapy may substitute for one year of experience. You must clearly indicate how you meet the remaining one year of required experience.
**General administrative experience in personnel, budgeting, purchasing, security, or maintenance is NOT qualifying. Experience in a physician’s office, correctional facility, or school setting is NOT qualifying.
***Qualifying health care or medical settings include: facility or entity licensed or regulated by a state government entity; facility for the mentally disabled as defined by New York State Mental Hygiene Law; heath care facility under the jurisdiction of the federal government (e.g., VA/military hospitals); or agency involved in the regulation or accreditation of health care facilities or agencies (e.g., state departments of health, HCFA, JCAHO.)
****A health care delivery system for the purposes of this examination includes general or governmental hospitals and hospital clinics; nursing homes; diagnostic and treatment centers; licensed ambulatory surgery centers; assisted living facilities; adult care residential facilities; rehabilitation facilities, including intermediate care facilities for developmentally disabled; hospice agencies and units; home health care agencies; end stage renal disease clinics; health maintenance organizations; community based home care programs; and psychiatric hospitals.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, computer literacy, strong writing and verbal skills are required. Experience with various databases, providing customer service, including technical assistance and support over the phone and by email preferred, but not required.
The Health Systems Specialist 1 (HSS1) is assigned to the Division of Home and Community Based Services Central Office. The HSS1 is a member of the team responsible for surveillance and operations for home care and hospice. This position will be responsible for a range of activities that will include, but are not limited to, managing ECU and FOIL requests, monitoring bureau mail logs for provider questions and issues regarding reporting initiatives, providing technical assistance as needed, and conducting compliance checks. The duties will also include assisting with recruitment efforts for the Division, tracking, uploading, and managing the Division’s Dear Administrator Letters, documents and notifications on the Health Commerce System, daily communications with regional office staff and providers, assisting with information management within surveillance databases (ASPEN, iQIES) and other duties as assigned.
Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development
Health Care Benefits
Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
NYS Deferred Compensation
Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
And many more.
For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm
To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.