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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/01/24

Vacancy ID151937


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 3 (Nursing) - 47093

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $125915 to $136339 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 60%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Westchester

Street Address Center for Long-Term Care Survey & Operations, Division of Nursing Homes

145 Hugenot Street

City New Rochelle


Zip Code10801

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service as a Health Care Surveyor 3, G22, or Community Nursing Services Consultant Home Health Services, G22 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a title G20 or higher and meeting the Non-competitive minimum qualifications listed below.

Non-Competitive: Possession of a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State and three years of post-licensure, specialized professional administrative or professional clinical experience. Substitution: a bachelor’s degree in nursing may substitute for one year of post licensure clinical nursing experience. A master’s degree in nursing may substitute for two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent leadership skills and ability to lead and participate on an interdisciplinary team. Excellent interview, observational, and writing skills, and an ability to translate collected information into legally defensible reports. Experience with the aged and aging population is key, especially in the provision of direct patient care as a human services or clinical professional, and an ability to appreciate how the aging process affects outcomes is paramount to the incumbent's success. Flexibility and dedication are fundamental to the team's ability to address the needs associated with surveillance.

Duties Description The incumbent functions as a member of an interdisciplinary surveillance team that can include other nurses, social workers, registered dietitians, and sanitarians. The incumbent performs at an advanced level and may serve as a team leader. In addition, the incumbent serves as a nursing services expert on surveillance teams, and may lead, coordinate, and oversee the activities of lower-level staff. The incumbent provides leadership and direction in the performance of the following duties: Conduct the survey/investigative process in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner that is consistent with Department policies and procedures, ensuring that survey assignments are completed in an accurate, comprehensive, and efficient manner; Act a team leader of a survey team and provide guidance, training, and direction to lower grade survey staff; Document findings of survey investigations in a clear, well organized, objective, and relevant manner to support surveillance/enforcement actions, ensuring that reports are well written, focused on substantive elements of an issue, and are factually supported; Review and make recommendations regarding physician’s orders, pharmacy communications and medical care provided to long-term care residents; Monitor correction of deficiencies and identify areas of substandard performance within area of medical care and make recommendations for follow-up action; Act as liaison with the supervisor/program manager regarding problems encountered in the surveillance/ investigative process; Demonstrate professional competence and responsibility in the performance of duties by conducting surveys/investigations in a tactful and professional manner, with minimal disruption to facility staff; Demonstrate sound professional knowledge as well as thorough knowledge of applicable regulations, interpreting policies/regulations accurately and clearly; Communicate findings/significant issues clearly, appropriately, and promptly to facility staff and program managers; Demonstrate professional discretion in communicating with facilities and with other surveyors, working independently or in consort with other professional staff; Maintain a current knowledge base within the scope of clinical expertise, Department policy, and state and federal regulations, cooperating and participating in program modifications and assignments; Represent the Area Office and Department in contacts with providers, the public, and other agencies as required and/or directed in conformance with Department policy by responding to requests in a professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and timely manner; Prepare correspondence in a concise, comprehensive, and appropriate manner in accordance with required timeframes; Review pertinent aspects of an issue and demonstrate an ability to articulate significant issues in a focused manner that encompasses an understanding of regulations, Department policy, and professional knowledge; Prepare for and participate in enforcement proceedings by providing accurate, reliable, objective, and responsive testimony that supports Department findings by (a) Identifying systems problems, giving scope and examples in a comprehensive, clear, and objective manner, and (b) demonstrating professional knowledge and sound personal judgment in the conduct of survey activities and in the formulation of any resulting deficiency citations that are well developed and expressed in a manner that accurately conveys the noted problems; Report issues that need direct input and may impact on region, Division, and Department policy; Respond to public health emergencies and participate in preparedness related activities, training and exercises as directed and needed; and other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Federal Surveyor Minimum Quality Test certification is required to be obtained within 12 months of start. This position is largely performed in the field, and requires travel throughout the State to perform necessary onsite inspections as needed, often to areas unserved by public transit. As such, the successful candidate must be flexible and able to travel.This position may require proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Posted salary range includes the statutory hiring rate at step 4 and job rate for PS&T Grade 22 ($87,828 to $98,252). Plus an additional geographic pay differential of $35,000 and a downstate adjustment of $3,087.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Stephen Mooney

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 ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference SM/HCS3/47093 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HCS3/47093, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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