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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152181


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for


Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $101806 to $125444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rockland

Street Address 11 Wilbur Road

Jervis Clinic

City Thiells


Zip Code10984

Minimum Qualifications Possession of a license and current registration to practice pharmacy in New York State.

Duties Description • Practice the profession of pharmacy consistent with the scope of practice as conveyed in State statute.
• Provide professional guidance and answer questions relating to pharmacy policies and procedures as well as other pharmacy issues.
• Provide guidance, and oversight to staff, and intervene and resolve problems as necessary.
• Identify training needs and arrange for provision of training.
• Ensure compliance pertaining to the practice of Pharmacy, and federal, State, local, and agency laws, codes, rules and regulations.
• Recommend updates to DDSOO and Statewide Pharmacy policies and procedures, as required, and forward through the approval process.
• Participate in committees and workgroups as assigned.
• Work collaboratively with the healthcare team and providers on medication safety, reducing adverse drug reactions.
• Conduct, review and monitor medication regimen reviews ensuring safe drug use, the cost-efficient use of resources, and optimum health outcomes. Collaborate with the healthcare team to reduce polypharmacy and the use of antipsychotic medications, whenever possible.
• Facilitate communication and coordination with consultants providing medication regimen reviews to ensure the health and safety of individuals receiving services.
• Collaborate with physicians, nurses, psychologists, treatment team leaders, and other healthcare professionals. Serve as a member of the behavioral rights committee, medication safety committee and other teams that promote the provision of evidence-based treatments and behavioral/mental health services to persons with developmental disabilities.
• Review, select and maintain appropriate Medicare part D plan coverage for individuals residing in State Operated Programs that optimizes prescribed medication regimen with fiscal consideration.
• Assist with prior authorizations, quantity limitations, and treatment exceptions.
• Provide professional guidance to Directors, DDSOO staff and Providers on medication regulations and operational and policy/program considerations to ensure compliance with New York State and federal laws, rules and regulations.
• Provide technical assistance and guidance to DDSOO staff and/or community agencies about pharmacy medication policy and standards. Respond to telephone calls, e-mail and info line inquiries.
• Review and analyze pharmacy expenditures within Region 4. Identify and resolve billing discrepancies for procurement of medications through Office of General Services contract vendors. Facilitate communication with long term care pharmacies for providing and improving distribution services for medication to ensure the health and safety of individuals receiving services.
• Delegate tasks and assignments to subordinate staff. Provide supervision, guidance and oversight to subordinate staff by setting priorities and deadlines. Review, monitor and evaluate staff performance through performance evaluations and mandatory training completion as necessary.
• Collaborate with Revenue Support Field Office and Business Office to help resolve insurance billing issues.

Additional Comments If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
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• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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 DDSO - OPWDD - Region 4

Telephone 845-947-6000 Option 3 Option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street 7 Wilbur Road

Human Resources

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA Posting # 24-029 in all correspondence.

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