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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/20/24

Applications Due03/05/24

Vacancy ID151599


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 4 - 87045

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $122342 to $134444 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 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Division of Medical and Dental Directors/Bureau of Medical Review

One Commerce Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12260

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidate: Current NYS Dept. of Health employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service as Health Care Surveyor 4 (Nursing) Grade 25 or current Dept. of Health employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a title grade 23 or higher and eligible for transfer under section 70.1 or section 52.6 under civil service law and able to meet the non-competitive requirements below.

Non-Competitive Candidate: possession of a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State; a bachelor’s degree in nursing; and four years of post-licensure, specialized professional administrative or professional clinical experience. One year of the experience must have been at a supervisory level.

Preferred Qualifications: Medicaid experience including an understanding of the eMedNY system; experience working with medical claims and prior approvals; policy development and implementation; supervisory skills; excellent communication, written, and organizational skills; ability to function independently and manage multiple tasks and priorities.

Duties Description The Health Care Surveyor 4 (HCS4), grade 25, will be assigned to the Bureau of Medical Review Medicaid Prior Approval Unit, which is responsible for the review of prior authorization and prior approval of private duty nursing services, durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, medical supplies, and medical pended claims. This position will provide leadership, training and staff development, performance evaluation, and direct and indirect supervision of nursing staff who are responsible to perform clinical reviews, process prior approval requests, and adjudicate complex medical claims. The HCS4 will support the Bureau through development of medical review policies and procedures, written reports, data analysis, and technical assistance to providers and other staff. The HCS4 will serve as a liaison and medical expert representing the Bureau, act as a medical resource to the Bureau, and assist with other projects and duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Current and continued registration with the NYS Education Department to practice as a Registered Nurse is required for employment.

**Posted salary range includes the statutory hiring rate and job rate for PS&T Grade 25 ($90,806 to $114,444) and an additional Geographic Pay Differential of $20,000.

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.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management Group. EM/HCS4/87045

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Rm 2217 Corning Tower Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference EM/HCS4/87045 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EM/HCS4/87045, 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.

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