Office of Professional Discipline- Investigations
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.
55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and candidates with 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a current 55b/c eligibility letter and the following minimum qualifications:
• Must have a New York State license and registration to practice pharmacy AND two years of post-licensure experience as a pharmacist.
Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of the Professions (OP) is seeking candidates for a Pharmacy Consultant position in the Office of Professional Discipline (OPD). Reporting to the Director, Division of Investigations, M-4, the incumbent of this position will be responsible for performing inspections, investigations and audits of pharmacies throughout New York State, with specific attention to sterile compounding, to ensure that services provided meet professional standards of practice, appropriateness, quality and comply with State, federal, and local statutes and regulations. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Conduct and facilitate on-site surveys independently or as part of a team by observing and evaluating pharmacy establishment against established standards; interviewing staff and reviewing records; investigating incidents and complaints; and investigating and gathering information on facility operations;
• Evaluate pharmacy establishments utilizing applicable laws and regulations;
• Make recommendations regarding licensure or certification; surveillance, review, investigation and audit findings; recommend corrective measures; and sanctions or enforcement actions;
• Draft and review Statements or Notices of Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, investigative reports, and survey information against statewide standards for consistency and quality assurance;
• Provide staff support and gather data needed to recommend enforcement or sanctions regarding facility and provider licensing decisions;
• Clarify survey protocols and evaluate facility applications for the provision of services;
• Serve as a specialist and/or clinical expert based upon licensure as a pharmacist. Provide training and oversight to team members or unit staff regarding pharmacy laws and rules;
• Provide pharmaceutical expertise to program area staff members, including pharmacological research and consultation on projects relating to drugs, pharmacy and public health concerns;
• Develop State policy and clinical and programmatic guidelines for pharmacy surveillance;
• Make recommendations on enforcement and sanction actions against regulated or approved providers;
• Provide pharmaceutical expert testimony in administrative hearings;
• Develop, review, recommend, and implement statewide investigative and regulatory policies and procedures related to pharmacy inspections, taking into account State, federal and local laws regulations, and program operations;
• Coordinate enforcement activities regarding health facility violations resulting from surveys, medical reviews, audits, and/or investigations;
• Participate in the on-site evaluation of pharmacies as part of an audit team;
• Review compliance investigation reports and facility plans of correction to ensure that deficiencies are appropriately documented and meet federal and State requirements;
• Monitor regional inspection schedules, inspection processes, and outcomes to ensure that inspections are completed in a timely manner;
• Monitor and evaluate regional inspection data to insure statewide and regional consistency in the application and enforcement of laws, regulations, and other requirements,
• Work cooperatively with central and regional office managers to identify staff development needs, develop training curriculum, and administer training programs, and
• Serve as liaison between appropriate State and federal agencies with regard to pharmacy inspections.
Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent permanent. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of current license and registration and work experience will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. Candidates are required to possess a New York State license and registration to practice pharmacy at the time of hire. Continued employment as a Pharmacy Consultant is dependent upon maintaining a New York State license and registration to practice pharmacy. Failure to maintain a New York State license and registration to practice pharmacy will result in removal from employment. This position will require 50% Statewide travel.
This position leads to a maximum salary of $114,444 based on annual performance advances.
In addition to the listed base salary, this position also receives a $11,000 geographic pay differential.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 12, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1682/64509) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.
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Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.
Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.
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Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 12, 2023 to email@example.com (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1682/64509) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.