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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due01/05/24

Vacancy ID145429

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleChief of Medical Services

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade668

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $235755 to $277413 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Monroe

Street Address 620 Westfall Rd, Rochester

City Rochester


Zip Code14620

Minimum Qualifications ·Possession of a license and current registration to practice medicine in New York State and six years of post-licensure medical practice experience, two years of which must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity.

*TELECOMMUTING: Some telecommuting is allowed, details to be discussed at the interview. *

Duties Description ·Will provide operational oversight and technical guidance in support of day-to-day functions that includes support and consultation for State Operations Directors, Medical Directors, clinical, medical and health services staff across Regions 1 and 2.
·Serve as part of the ITO Governing Bodies and the Regional leadership teams.
·Caseload coverage to be split between the Valley Ridge CIT and the Finger Lakes LIT.
·Travel across Regions 1 and 2 will be expected. Details to be discussed at interview.
·Will assist with discharge planning of individuals from and to State Operated settings, especially in terms of medical and mental health care needs. May take part in discharge planning meetings as needed to assist in rendering decisions regarding admissions and discharges to State Operated residential facilities.
·Utilize data to improve access, quality, and treatment outcomes for special populations. Will provide recommendations to regional leadership regarding development of needed systems and placement opportunities.
·Assist State Operations to achieve optimal outcomes through a focus on appropriate treatment,
·Provide expert clinical consultation to state-operated programs in conjunction with the local Medical Directors, Directors of Nursing, and /or other Subject Matter Experts.
·May assist in conducting case conferences and educational sessions to medical/clinical staff to present information on complex cases and treatment strategies.
·Provide input and guidance in response to investigations and recommendations from the Mortality Review committee, the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, and the Office of Investigations and Internal Affairs.
·Assist with ensuring regulatory compliance with all laws, rules and regulations governing Intermediate Care Facilities.
·Provide technical assistance in responding to NYS Department of Health surveys and citations.
·Support the use of the Electronic Health Record by having an active role in its utilization, reviewing, and analyzing data to identify opportunities across the Regions.
·Provide technical guidance and training to medical staff that ensures consistency of operations across the state.
·Oversee the management of activities related to the delivery of medical care and clinical services such as cost management, utilization review, quality assurance and medical protocol development.
·Coordinate meetings with medical staff to review statewide policy and practices and provide training as needed or requested.
·Evaluate practices and protocols and recommend changes in procedures to ensure high quality care for the individuals served.
·Provide the DDSOO Directors with guidance related to end-of-life decision making and MOLST Checklists.
·Ensure a physical assessment of all new admissions to ITOs and community based ICF settings.
·Assist in the oversight of medically related contracts and/or providers (Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dental, etc.)
·Serve as Medic on Call, providing region-wide coverage on a rotational basis.

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Additional Comments •The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of State Operations 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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Name Samantha Filkins

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume as an attached PDF or Word document by 1/5/24. Please reference the EOA #2023-485 in all correspondence.

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