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Reassignment: Current New York State Department of Health employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service as a Program Aide, Grade 13 (formerly known as Administrative Aide, Grade 13, or Agency Program Aide, Grade 13).
Transfer Opportunity: New York State employee with one or more years of permanent or contingent-permanent service in title at Grade 11 or above, and eligible for transfer to Program Aide, Grade 13, under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Provisional Opportunity: Current New York State Department of Health employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a title that is defined as eligible on the last examination announcement. https://www.cs.ny.gov/announarchive/announcements/00-340.cfm.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have experience with Microsoft Office Suite; strong organizational skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; and strong attention to detail.
Under the supervision of a Research Scientist, the Program Aide will support New York State Birth Defects Registry surveillance efforts. Duties will include conducting outreach to hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers related to reporting requirements; preparation of correspondence to birth defects reporters for various outreach efforts; and obtaining and review confidential data to assess eligibility criteria for the New York State Health Commerce System Birth Defects Registry application.
The position will also be responsible for notifying birth defects reporters of outstanding reporting issues or missing information in birth defects reports; processing responses from hospitals; assigning categorical codes to birth defect descriptions; answering questions from birth defects reporters regarding standard birth defects reporting procedures for the Registry; reviewing flagged records to assess data quality issues required corrections; assisting with routine procedures to improve reporting; and preparing and discussing data quality investigation findings with internal staff.
Contingent permanent, full-time, appointment. Transfer candidates, you may be asked for your social security number to verify your transfer eligibility. Occasional travel to areas not served by public transportation (5%) may be required.
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