Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 03/29/23
Applications Due: 04/10/23
Vacancy ID: 127337

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleMedical Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade38

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

Salary RangeFrom $223510 to $223510 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class 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 Kings

Street Address Thomas Shiftz SOICF

960 Elton Street

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11208

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State (see limited permit option below);
Certification by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in your specialty
Permanent New York State employee currently serving in this title, or in comparable title, and eligible for Section 70.1 transfer.

Limited Permit Option: If you are licensed in another state or by written examination in Canada, AND meet the other requirements for Medical Specialist 2, you are also eligible if you have a current limited permit to practice medicine in New York State. If appointed, you must obtain your license within one year of the date your limited permit was issued. Failure to do so will result in removal from your position.


Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 based on the Center for Medicaid Services regulation


• Obtains, reviews, updates, and records individual information, such as medical histories, test results, diagnoses, prescribed treatments, and individual responses; and clarifies information with individuals as needed.

• Conducts physical examinations; orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic tests and procedures; determines and/or confirms diagnoses; and treats a variety of specialized medical conditions.

• Prescribes and/or administers treatments, medications, therapies, vaccinations, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury; conducts follow-up examinations and monitors individuals’ condition, modifying treatment as needed.

• Collaborates with other health care professionals and disciplines to achieve treatment goals and objectives and ensure continuity of care.

• Explains and discusses procedures, test results, diagnoses, and prescribed treatments with individuals, families, and caregivers, and answers questions.

• Refers individuals to other health care providers based on diagnostic and treatment needs.

• Participates in discharge planning and works collaboratively with other providers and disciplines as needed to facilitate medical follow-up after discharge.

• Maintains medical documentation consistent with agency, State, and federal requirements.

• Supervises individual care activities, and prescribes, orders, and oversees the administration of treatments.

• Consults with and advises other Medical Specialists, physicians, medical providers, and health care disciplines on diagnoses and treatment plans; and reviews and approves treatment recommendations.

• Provides clinical supervision, guidance, and training to other medical professionals, nursing, and direct care staff; and monitors the coordination and implementation of care.

• Reviews individual records to confirm diagnoses, and/or ensure that treatments are appropriate for diagnoses and that records are properly maintained.

• Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, attends meetings, and serves on various committees and workgroups to improve individual services and outcomes.

• May develop, implement, and/or supervise residency training programs and specialized health care and treatment education programs.

• May manage and supervise medical services for an assigned facility, unit, or program; perform the full range of supervisory duties; and develop, implement, and revise clinical policies and procedures.

• Utilize E.H.R to ensure documentary standards and communication with interdisciplinary team.

• Provide clinical support and guidance, as needed to Article 16 clinic related to individuals supported in residences.

• Perform On Call Duties related to coordination of medical care according to schedule.

Additional Comments • 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.


• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program: for more information on PSLF, please visit

**Extended Treatment Unit (OPWDD)
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), in collaboration with the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, are in the process of developing two specialized programs designed specifically to provide intervention and treatment for individuals who are both dually diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental illness/behavioral health needs, and who in are in an active period of psychiatric/behavioral health crisis. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria will receive admission to the King’s County Hospital (KCH) psychiatric inpatient unit (IU) where they will participate in approximately six-weeks of crisis intervention and intensive treatment.
In cases where additional active treatment is warranted, OPWDD will provide further specialized psychiatric and behavioral habilitation services for up to six-months through the Extended Treatment Unit (ETU). The OPWDD ETU provides specialized psychiatric and behavioral habilitative services for up to twelve individuals at any given time. Services at the ETU maintain a focus on continuous assessment, active treatment and discharge planning to assure a successful return to the individual’s home or community-based setting following treatment. The OPWDD ETU staff will be provided with specialized training alongside professional clinicians dedicated to the treatment milieu. In addition, the NY START (Systemic Therapeutic Assessment Resources and Treatment) program (I/DD and behavioral health specialist) will consultant with both the KCH IU and the OPWDD ETU (ICF under 483 regulations).
Active Treatment, Appropriate Behavior and Community inclusion will be the main focus of the ETU individuals. The individualized activities will mostly be in the community except for ADL skill training (meal prep, etc.) as needed. The goal is to get the individuals stabilized acclimated to the community and discharged back to their Home/IRA ASAP no longer than 6 months.

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

Contact Information

Name Brooklyn DDSO HR Office


Fax 718-264-3344

Email Address


Street Brooklyn DDSO Human Resources

750 Vandalia Avenue

City Brooklyn

State NY

Zip Code 11239


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA# 23-09 on all correspondence when submitting your cover letter and resume.