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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/27/23

Applications Due12/11/23

Vacancy ID144774

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 3 - 82694

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade22

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $87828 to $98252 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Suffolk

Street Address Office of Aging and Long-Term Care /Nursing Home and IICF Surveillance

Carelton Ave

City Central Islip


Zip Code11722

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service as a Health Care Surveyor 3, G22, or Community Nursing Services Consultant Home Health Services, G22 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a title G20 or higher and meeting the Non-competitive minimum qualifications listed below.
Non-competitive: possession of a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in NYS; and three years of post-licensure, specialized professional administrative or professional clinical experience. Substitution: a bachelor's degree in nursing may substitute for one year of post licensure clinical nursing experience; and a master's degree in nursing may substitute for two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing direct care in a health care setting. Must have strong interpersonal, problem solving, decision-making and time management skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the ideal Candidate must have excellent writing and editing skills and be able to effectively interpret laws and regulations governing skilled nursing facilities in New York State. High level of competence in using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite including but not limited to Office 365, Word and Excel. Working knowledge of Adobe, electronic transfer of data and electronic filing.

Duties Description As a Health Care Surveyor 3 (Nursing), you would be responsible for the surveillance and regulation of health care providers to ensure that care provided meets standards of practice and complies with State and Federal statutes and regulations. You may be involved in activities such as: serving as a member of a recertification, focused infection control survey or investigative team; investigating patient complaints and other complaints concerning facilities, individuals and health care professionals including conducting interviews of patients, family members and health care professionals; reviewing medical records for quality assurance purposes; reviewing quality assurance and discharge planning efforts. In the event of a health care emergency (e.g., a strike or disaster), you may be assigned to monitor patient care. In addition, you would be expected to write clear and concise reports using agency software; be prepared to testify regarding your findings; utilize computer systems to evaluate medical data. Extensive travel and work during off hours and weekends is be required. Supervision of surveillance team members, time sheet review and facilitation and team leading during surveys and complaint investigation. Review of complaint summaries and Statement of Deficiencies.

Additional Comments The incumbent must pass the Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Certification Test (SMQT) within 1 year of appointment.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Stephen Mooney

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference SM/HCS3/82694 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HCS3/82694, 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.

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