Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State; and two 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: 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
Duties Description The incumbent functions as a member of an interdisciplinary surveillance team that can include other nurses, social workers, registered dietitians, and sanitarians; and performs the following duties: Conduct the survey/investigative process in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner that is consistent with Department policies and procedures, ensuring that survey assignments are completed in an accurate, comprehensive, and efficient manner; Document findings of survey investigations in a clear, well organized, objective, and relevant manner to support surveillance/enforcement actions, ensuring that reports are well written, focused on substantive elements of an issue, and are factually supported; Review and make recommendations regarding physician’s orders, pharmacy communications and medical care provided to long-term care residents; Monitor correction of deficiencies and identify areas of substandard performance within area of medical care and make recommendations for follow-up action; Act as liaison with the supervisor/program manager regarding problems encountered in the surveillance/ investigative process; Demonstrate professional competence and responsibility in the performance of duties by conducting surveys/investigations in a tactful and professional manner, with minimal disruption to facility staff; Demonstrate sound professional knowledge as well as thorough knowledge of applicable regulations, interpreting policies/regulations accurately and clearly; Communicate findings/significant issues clearly, appropriately, and promptly to facility staff and program managers; Demonstrate professional discretion in communicating with facilities and with other surveyors, working independently or in consort with other professional staff; Maintain a current knowledge base within the scope of clinical expertise, Department policy, and state and federal regulations, cooperating and participating in program modifications and assignments; Prepare correspondence in a concise, comprehensive, and appropriate manner in accordance with required timeframes; Review pertinent aspects of an issue and demonstrate an ability to articulate significant issues in a focused manner that encompasses an understanding of regulations, Department policy, and professional knowledge;
Prepare for and participate in enforcement proceedings by providing accurate, reliable, objective, and responsive testimony that supports Department findings by (a) Identifying systems problems, giving scope and examples in a comprehensive, clear, and objective manner, and (b) demonstrating professional knowledge and sound personal judgment in the conduct of survey activities and in the formulation of any resulting deficiency citations that are well developed and expressed in a manner that accurately conveys the noted problems; Report issues that need direct input and may impact on region, Division, and Department policy; Respond to public health emergencies and participate in preparedness related activities, training and exercises as directed and needed.
Additional Comments This position requires travel at times to areas unserved by public transit. This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19
$79,342 - $88,721 annually (Plus $35,000 geographic pay and $3,087 downstate adjustment)
This position requires travel at times to areas unserved by public transit. This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19
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.
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Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference SM/HCS2/46750 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HCS2/46750, 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.