Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.
Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the posted title and be eligible for later transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.
Duties Description The objective of the Division of Quality Improvement (DQI) is to integrate and promote quality improvement practices throughout our system to enhance the quality of supports, services, and outcomes for the people we serve.
The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Unit within DQI provides leadership and support to develop and implement DQI's priority initiatives. These include oversight and review of Care Coordination Organizations, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings requirements, Heightened Scrutiny, Compass, Early Alert and other provider stability initiatives, the Mortality Review process, and other projects to carry out OPWDD's mission. In addition, the CQI leads in the development of the protocols used by the Bureau of Program Certification to review the health and safety of individuals whose services/supports are certified, authorized, and/or funded by OPWDD. The CQI Unit responsibilities also include coordination and development of training for surveyors and provider agencies, project management, and participation in agency-wide workgroups, committees, and other special projects.
This position may require the incumbent to travel throughout New York State and to participate in conducting survey and certification work as needed to accomplish CQI Unit and DQI work assignments such as managing Compass and/or other on-site agency visits.
CQI staff are expected to be flexible and adapt to shifting priorities and assignments as the needs of DQI and OPWDD dictate. The Standards Compliance Analyst 1 may be assigned to:
Develop materials for, schedule, and facilitate staff and/or provider training programs.
Contribute to OPWDD or DQI initiatives, including but not limited to the Mortality Review process, Compass, and Early Alert. The incumbent may serve on, formulate agendas for, and/or facilitate workgroups or committees addressing such initiatives.
Plan, develop, assist, coordinate, and/or facilitate quality management initiatives, strategic plans, and projects to ensure delivery of quality outcomes. The incumbent may develop meeting materials for decision making, summarize key issues and decision points, and/or represent DQI in agency-wide and external meetings.
Analyze information from DQI databases and develop reports and recommendations for a variety of audiences including CMS, OPWDD, and DQI leadership.
Develop, test, and implement new and revised protocols for use by the Bureau of Program Certification and CQI staff
Support efforts to define and enhance quality improvement approaches for the regulation and review of services funded, certified or authorized by OPWDD. This could include involvement in analyzing or developing OPWDD regulations and policies. .
Other duties as assigned by the Standards Compliance Analyst 2, Area Director, and Director of the CQI Unit.
Additional Comments Please note: •Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicatethis 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 entityon any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federallyassisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (orexcluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
44 Holland Avenue
Notes on Applying**POSITION MAY BE FILLED AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: 44 Holland Ave, Albany NY; 703 E Maple, Newark; 5259 Parkside Dr, Canandaigua; 7253 Owasco Rd, Auburn; 25 Beaver Street, NYC - Please indicate the location you are interested in
Submit cover letter and resume by 9/27/21. Please reference the above EOA #2021-72 in all correspondence