Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list for the title
Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the posted title and be eligible for transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades
Duties Description The objective of the Division of Quality Improvement (DQI) is to integrate and promote quality improvement practices throughout our system to enhance the quality of supports, services, and outcomes for the people we serve.
The Continuous Quality Improvement Unit (CQI) within DQI provides leadership and support to develop and implement DQI’s priority initiatives. These include the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Heightened Scrutiny process; oversight of CCO recertification and redesignation process, Compass, Early Alert and provider stability initiatives; the Mortality Review process; and other projects to carry out OPWDD’s mission. In addition, the CQI leads in development of the protocols used by the DQI Bureau of Program Certification to review the health and safety of individuals whose services/supports are certified, authorized, and/or funded by OPWDD. The CQI unit responsibilities also include coordination of training for surveyors and provider agencies; project management; operating workgroups and committees; and special projects, as needed.
This position may require the incumbent to travel throughout New York State and to participate in conducting survey and certification work as needed to accomplish CQI Unit and DQI work assignments such as managing Compass and/or other on-site agency visits.
CQI unit staff are expected to be flexible and adapt to shifting priorities and assignments as the needs of DQI and OPWDD dictate. The Standards Compliance Analyst 2 may be assigned to:
· Participate in and provide oversight to a variety of quality improvement projects. Responsibilities may include assistance with OPWDD's Early Alert Committee and other provider stability processes; Family Care Certification, Mortality Review process; and Compass program as well as involvement in DQI's ongoing provider and staff training activities and special projects. Responsibilities may also include supervision of one or more SCA 1 staff involved in these activities.
· Design, develop, implement, manage, and facilitate workgroups and committees. Specific work tasks may include chairing workgroups, committees, or subcommittees; developing meeting materials; summarizing key issues and decision points; and organizing and coordinating project activities within DQI and with members of other divisions of OPWDD and external stakeholders.
· Initiate DQI's provider and staff training sessions. Specific work tasks may include scheduling and related communication; development of training materials; presentation of training material; facilitation of discussion during training sessions; and/or supervision of SCA 1 staff responsible for same.
· Analyze information from DQI databases and develop reports and recommendations for a variety of audiences including OPWDD leadership
**Telecommuting and office location to be discussed at time of interview. Possible locations include:
500 Balltown Rd, Schenectady OR 44 Holland Avenue, Albany
Additional Comments •The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Quality Improvement is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
•Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
•In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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