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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/13/21

Applications Due09/28/21

Vacancy ID91141

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 3 - 46657

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 33%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address Metropolitan Area Regional Office/ Long Term Care Nursing Home Surveillance Program

90 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications "Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as a Health Systems Specialist 3, G-23 OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title at or above a G-21 and deemed eligible for transfer to Health Systems Specialist 3, G-23 under Section 70.1 of the NYS Civil Service Law. 70.1 source titles include Hospital Nursing Services Consultant, Community Nursing Services Consultant HHS, Senior Nutrition Services Consultant, Principal Sanitarian, Health Program Administrator 1, Standards Compliance Analyst 2, Regional Medical Care Administrator, Medical Assistance Specialist 2.

Provisional Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with one year permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as Community Nursing Services Consultant (Home Health Services), Fire and Safety Representative, Health Care Surveyor 2 (Nursing), Health Systems Specialist 1, Health Systems Specialist 1 (Emergency Medical Care), Health Systems Specialist 1 (Funeral Directing), Health Systems Specialist 2 (Physical Therapy), Health Systems Specialist 2 (Nutrition), Health Systems Specialist 2 (Social Work), Hospital Nursing Services Consultant, Regional Medical Care Administrator, Senior Nutrition Services Consultant, or Senior Sanitarian."

Preferred Qualifications:

"Knowledge of Nursing Home surveillance process and State and Federal Laws and
Regulations; strong leadership skills in management of professional staff and committee and team participation; supervisory experience; ability to motivate staff and correct performance issues; quality assurance and performance improvement experience; staff training/staff development experience; excellent investigative skills, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, computer, written and organizational skills; ability to function independently, prioritize and address multiple tasks and responsibilities; Surveyor Minimum Qualification Test (SMQT) certified. "

Duties Description Provide direct supervision to multidisciplinary team members assigned – duties to include completing annual performance evaluation and probation reports, approving travel and timesheet submissions, and assisting with onboarding. Provide onsite field supervision and training to multidisciplinary teams during surveys conducted throughout the region (5 boroughs of NYC). Assist with providing training to new and existing staff as needed in conjunction with the Regional Nurse Trainer. Participate as a Team Coordinator on surveys. Monitor the flow of survey and complaint packages, summaries, Statement of Deficiencies (SOD) submissions, Plan of Correction reviews, and Post-Survey revisits and assigning work as needed to ensure deadlines are met. Ensure completed work is submitted and communicate with support staff so all survey kits can be closed. Conduct QA activities such as SOD review and editing, survey package audits, and survey documentation audits. Provide feedback and guidance to multidisciplinary team members regarding changes and improvements needed to maintain and improve the quality of program output. Provide updates on QA activities to Program Manager quarterly and as needed. Provide program coverage off-hours on a rotating basis.

Additional Comments Contingent-Permanent or Provisional, full-time, competitive appointment. Travel is required, including travel to some areas not served by public transportation. This position involves travel which may include locations not served by public transportation. Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to take and pass the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, when it is given, and be immediately appointable from the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. Candidates must pass SMQT within first year of employment, as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to conduct surveys.

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Name Human Resources Management Group - JB/46657/HSS3

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, JB/46657/HSS3, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code JB/46657/HSS3 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until September 28, 2021

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