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Minimum Qualifications Reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for this title OR current NYS Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as a Health Program Administrator 2, G-25 OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title at or above G-23 and deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or Section 52.6 of the NYS Civil Service Law.
Preferred Qualifications: Excellent organization, time management, interpersonal communication, and leadership skills. Proven analytical skills and proficiency in the Microsoft Office product suite, especially Word, Excel, and SharePoint. A strong personal investment in assisting staff to grow professionally, and a keen eye for ongoing quality improvement and the necessary skills and experience to effectuate quality improvement. Demonstrated experience performing long term care surveillance activities, including generating and/or reviewing inspection reports.
Duties Description The incumbent will lead the Bureau of Quality and Surveillance which consists of lower level Health Program Administrators and Health Systems Specialists and their day-to-day assignments, and in that capacity will provide direction and guidance in the oversight of adult care facilities; identify, develop, and implement education and training opportunities for internal and external stakeholders; develop regulatory updates and analyze legislative proposals to support the growth of the adult care facility industry with coinciding quality, accountability, and data metrics; identify methods to improve efficiency and transparency through leveraged technological resources; review and analyze available data to produce required reports and ensure proper notices to partner agencies, and inform policy decisions; review for quality assurance produced survey materials to ensure consistency, regulatory compliance; achieve and ensure Bureau staff achieve federal surveyor certification within one year of start; and participate in emergency preparedness activities to ensure adequate response to facility emergencies impacting the long term care continuum. In this capacity, the incumbent will develop and maintain performance review of all Bureau staff; through quality assurance review of staff assignments and survey-related documents, and through regular communication with the Division leads, identify and if needed develop and deliver necessary training to support the needs of Bureau and Division staff and external stakeholders; by applying regulatory knowledge, management skills, and experience as a federally qualified surveyor (achieved within 1 year of start), review available data to inform necessary regulatory and/or policy amendments and draft same as appropriate; apply data to ensure proper notice to sibling agencies where appropriate regarding cojoined jurisdiction; review legislative proposals and work with Division leads to provide an assessment of each proposal to reflect the benefits and challenges of each proposal with an eye toward growth of the industry and the coinciding parallels of quality and accountability; apply regulatory knowledge, professional writing and data analysis skills, and leadership qualities to review staff assignments and survey-developed materials. This will be performed day-to-day and through the quality assurance committee for which the incumbent will serve as co-chair. In this capacity, the incumbent will utilize this function to inform most other functions, including but not limited to education and training and analysis. Through regular quality assurance review, analyze various policies and procedures for enhancement through leveraged technology, and work with the applicable technology resource to develop the enhancements needed to improve quality and performance. Lastly, the incumbent will participate in annual training exercises for health emergency preparedness, review and analyze facility-prepared disaster and emergency preparedness plans, and respond as needed to emergencies, and perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Comments The successful candidate must achieve federal Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test certification within one year of start. This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19
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Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference SM/HPA2/3541 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HPA2/3541, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.