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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/06/22

Applications Due12/31/22

Vacancy ID113974

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleMedical Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade35

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

Salary RangeFrom $217376 to $217376 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 Saratoga

Street Address Adirondack Clinic


City Corinth


Zip Code12822

Minimum Qualifications 1. Permanent service as a Medical Specialist 1.


2. Eligible to 70.1 or 52.6 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Medical Specialist 1, by the Department of Civil Service.


2. Possession of a license and current registration to practice medicine in New York State AND successful completion of a residency training program in your specialty approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
*Limited Permit Option: If you are licensed in another state or by written examination in Canada, AND meet the other requirements for Medical Specialist 1, 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.

The Medical Specialist 1 provides primary medical care, working in collaboration with other physician(s) and nurse practitioners or midlevel providers for adults with developmental disabilities and co-occurring conditions (ie: mental health). Services are provided primarily through the Adirondack Clinic.
Duties would include, but not be limited to review of medical histories, perform physical examinations and manage the medical care of individuals with developmental disabilities. Maintain documentation in an electronic health record and provide limited telehealth per individual’s request/need. Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to integrate care with specialty providers and other clinicians. Participate in “On-Call” telephone coverage for off hours with team. (Currently divided with 5 other providers)
• Work collaboratively with Nursing, physical/occupational/speech therapists and nutrition services to develop individualized therapy plans as necessary.
• Review discharge plans from hospitalizations to resume care in residences. Educate staff on hospital discharge plans.
• Prescribe medications and other treatments to treat medical issues.
• Maintain medical records in the EHR system and provide justification for billed services.
• Discuss patient condition, treatment, and prognosis with family members and caregivers and answers their questions.
• Work with multidisciplinary treatment teams to help maintain optimal physical functioning for individuals.
• Coordinate and supervise the treatment and care for a caseload of indviduals.
• Develop and implement training programs for staff.
• Participate in Meetings and training as appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments • 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. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

• 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

• 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.

• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and should fax a current resume to the Capital District DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Please be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume:

Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536

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

Name Capital District DDSO Human Resources Office

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address


Street Capital District DDSO

500 Balltown Road - Building 1

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA #22-1607 on all correspondence.

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