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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/09/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID147706

NY HELPNo

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleLegal Nurse/Medical Analyst: Support Healthcare Fraud Cases (6307)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $81278 to $81278 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address 28 Liberty Street

City New York

StateNY

Zip Code10005

Minimum Qualifications Required qualifications:
• A current NYS Registered Professional Nurse license;
• A minimum of seven (7) years of clinical experience;
• Knowledge of the current standards and scope of practice for the profession of nursing, as well as knowledge of the general scope and responsibilities of nursing home staff and consultants;
• Strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork, analytical, and writing skills;
• The ability to function as an integral part of an investigative team and work in a group setting; and
• Technology proficiency that preferably includes a knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel, and comfort using videoconferencing software (Teams, WebEx, Zoom).

Preferred experience:
• Nursing administration (e.g., Director of Nursing, Administrator, Risk Manager), including current or past employment within a long-term care facility;
• Conducting investigations related to resident abuse, mistreatment or neglect, as well as quality assurance issues;
• Drug diversion investigations;
• Managed care;
• Prior experience as a legal nurse consultant; and
• Knowledge of NYS and federal rules and regulations related to health care, particularly the Medicaid program.

Duties Description The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to serve as a Medical Analyst for its New York City office. The Medical Analyst supports the Unit by working in partnership with its attorneys, auditors, detectives, data analysts, and legal support analysts to conduct complex, long-term healthcare fraud investigations.

The Medicaid program provides health coverage to millions of New Yorkers, including low-income persons, children, elderly adults, and people with developmental disabilities. MFCU is the nation’s premier law enforcement agency charged with ensuring the financial integrity of New York State’s $100 billion Medicaid program by investigating healthcare providers, such as pharmaceutical companies, doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes, who engage in Medicaid billing schemes that cause harm to Medicaid recipients and the loss of millions of dollars to the State of New York. MFCU also works to protect elderly and disabled New Yorkers by investigating reports of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and other residential health care facilities in the state.

Possessing both civil and criminal enforcement powers, MFCU uses various state laws to bring civil actions and criminal proceedings, including asset forfeiture actions. Many of the Unit’s investigations are conducted in coordination with other federal, state, or local government and prosecutorial agencies, and have resulted in large-scale criminal convictions and the recovery of millions of dollars of taxpayer money.

Several recent matters that highlight MFCU’s important work include the OAG’s report concerning neglect of nursing home residents across New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent filing of four major lawsuits against nursing homes, including Centers Health Care, Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center and Fulton Commons Care Center, Inc.

Additional recent significant cases include the indictment and arraignment of owner of NYC pharmacy for allegedly stealing millions from Medicaid; the sentencing of a Bronx clinic owner for defrauding New York State out of more than $4 Million in false Medicaid claims; and the extradition, arrest, and arraignment of a Medicaid fraud ringleader.

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assisting with screening and evaluating complaints of abuse and neglect for initial follow-up, identifying aberrant diagnoses and treatments, and aiding staff in understanding medical terminology and billing codes;
• Identifying and reviewing medical records and analyzing medical documentation to identify potential fraud, abuse, mistreatment, and neglect, including testifying as to such analysis in grand jury proceedings and trials;
• Assisting detectives in field interviews of medical personnel and experts;
• Aiding attorneys in recruiting and preparing health care witnesses (pharmacists, nurses, aides, administrators, physicians, dentists, etc.) for legal proceedings, including grand jury or trial;
• Supporting attorneys in preparing for legal proceedings and reviewing legal documents for proper medical terminology;
• Monitoring the development and revision of professional standards within nursing and other medical fields of relevance to the Unit’s mission and updating/advising attorneys and others accordingly; and
• Interacting with professional boards and regulatory groups as directed by attorneys in furtherance of the Unit’s mission.

Additional Comments The salary for this position is $78,191 + $3,087 in location pay. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Legal Recruitment Unit

Telephone 212-416-8080

Fax

Email Address recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Office of the Attorney General

Legal Recruitment Unit- 28 Liberty St

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10005

 

Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY:

Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
Reference No. MFCU_NYC_ MA_6307

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address your letter to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate.
• Resume
• Medical Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
- Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
- Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
- Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
- Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

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