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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/04/19

Applications Due02/20/19

Vacancy ID63919

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleChief of Medical Services - Pending DOB Approval

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade668

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $144478 to $144478 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATIOINS:
• Chief of Medical Services, SG M-8


Possession of a license and current registration to practice medicine in New York State and six years of experience in the practice of medicine, two years of which must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity.

• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern.
• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.
All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.

The Medical Director of Sunmount DDSO is responsible for the management and direction of the facility’s medical care and treatment programs. The incumbent is an integral part of the facility’s senior staff, who directs and coordinates all the medical functions for our community and campus based programs, throughout the catchment area. Duties include, but are not limited to the following activities:

Ensures quality medical treatment by professional staff.
• Supervises staff in all aspects of assessments, diagnosis, outcome interpretation and planning of medical care.
• Ensures by supervision and assistance that the documentation and actions of medical staff demonstrate quality and timeliness and reflect the concept of the state regulated processes.
• Responsible for the development, implantation and administration of medical services.
• Directs the entire treatment programs under his/her area of expertise, working with the professional staff in the planning, coordinating and implementing of these programs.

Supervises and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the professional medical staff.
• Fosters staff efforts to deliver high quality medical care.
• Assigns appropriate goals and medical standards for the facility.
• Ensures the specific treatment and care for each consumer is communicated to appropriate staff.
• Oversees the management of complex consumer situations and ensures that documentation and reporting are prompt and according to policy.
• Responds to potential and actual psychiatric or medical emergencies.
• Provides leadership and direction, discussing consumer medical and/or psychiatric needs with the appropriate medical staff.
• Discusses status and treatment of consumers with parents and relatives.
• Interviews prospective staff for positions to be filled in the facility.

Acts as liaison between Professional Medical staff and other Agency staff.
• Collaborates with other professionals to maintain and improve practice standards.
• Ensures that medical staff maintains credentials in accordance with Agency standards.
• Coordinates medical services with heads of other clinical disciplines.

Participates in or chairs Committees and/or meetings as assigned.
• Attends and participates in the department unit meetings.
• Participates in the medical policy committee developing procedures based on regulations.
• Works with and advises community leaders, organizations and agencies to develop community mental retardation and developmental disability services.

Provides the medical component to investigations in assigned areas.
• Assists with investigations when requested by the assigned investigator.
• Assists in all death and medical related investigations.
• Investigates all complaints regarding consumer medical care that are received by Sunmount DDSO.
• incidents/services.

• Expected to perform Medical on Call Duties (MOC)
• Assists with the recruitment of Medical Professionals.
• Other duties as needed.

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by February 20, 2019 to:

2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161

Please reference the above EOA # 19-19 in all correspondence.
Please note:
• 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.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• 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 at (518) 473-9689 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

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

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 19-19 in all correspondence.

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