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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/31/24

Applications Due03/06/24

Vacancy ID149697


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 $292000 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 Franklin

Street Address Sunmount DDSOO - Human Resources Office

2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

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. *

* Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply

Duties Description · Will provide operational oversight and clinical guidance in support of day-to-day functions that includes support and consultation for State Operations medical/health services staff and other clinical staff (i.e., Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrist) in State Operations Region 3 (Sunmount DDSOO).
· Serve as part of the ITO Governing Body and the Regional leadership team.
· Travel within Sunmount catchment area as needed. Details to be discussed at the interview.
· Provide expert clinical consultation to state operated programs in conjunction with local Medical Directors, Directors of Nursing, and/or other Subject Matter Experts to enhance and develop innovative clinical services.
· May assist in conducting case conferences and educational sessions to medical/clinical staff to present information on complex cases and treatment strategies.
· May assist with the discharge planning of individuals from various settings (medical/mental health hospitals, correctional facilities), especially in terms of health care needs. May take part in discharge planning meetings as needed to assist in rendering decisions regarding admissions/re-admissions to residential facilities.
· Assist State Operations to achieve optimal outcomes through a focus on appropriate treatment, clinical quality assurance and service utilization.
· Provide guidance in response to investigations and recommendations from the Mortality Review Committee, NYS Justice Center, 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.
· Provide the DDSOO Director and physicians with guidance related to end-of-life decision making and MOLST checklists.
· Ensure a physical assessment of all new admissions within the ITO and community based ICF settings.
· Utilize data to improve access, quality, or treatment outcomes for special populations. Will provide recommendations to regional leadership regarding development of needed systems and placement opportunities.
· Developing and implementing strategies for assessing and improving the quality of and appropriateness of care, review of quality outcomes data, and initiation of performance improvement projects as needed.
· Support the region in evaluating and establishing district policies and procedures that assure delivery of high-quality clinical/medical services, regulatory compliance, and high-quality outcomes for individuals in receipt of services in state operated programs.
· Support the use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) by having an active role in the utilization, review, and analysis of EHR data to identify opportunities for improvement.
· Development and maintenance of technical guidance and training to ensure consistency of operations across the region.
· Function as the Medical discipline lead for staff physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists and other clinical staff who provide clinical/medical services in State Operated program
· Oversees 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 discuss statewide policy and practices and provide training as needed or requested.
· Assist in the oversight of medically related contracts and/or providers (Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dental, etc.)
· Serve as Medical On Call, providing region-wide coverage on a rotational basis.


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 12208


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume as an attached PDF or Word document by 3/6/24. Please reference the EOA #2024-033 in all correspondence.

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