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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/13/21

Applications Due08/28/21

Vacancy ID89998

AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleMedical Specialist 3

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade38

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $248000 to $248000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 1450 Western Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12203

Minimum Qualifications • Possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State plus;
• Six years of experience in the practice of medicine, two years of which must be in an administrative or supervisory capacity;
• Appointees must be eligible for and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs, and must maintain eligibility after appointment;
• Appropriate certification by an American Medical Specialty Board and one year of post-certification experience in that specialty can be substituted for four years of general experience;
• Must have, or acquire within one year of appointment, a subspecialty board certification in addiction psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), or in addiction medicine from the American Board of Prevention Medicine (ABPM), or in addiction medicine from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); and
• Must have or obtain a federal DATA 2000 waiver (buprenorphine-certified) within six months of employment.

Duties Description The Medical Specialist 3 will act as the Associate Chief of Addiction Medicine in the Office of the Chief of Medical Services, serving as a direct liaison with program staff to oversee all aspects of medical care within the OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) and OASAS certified providers. This position will be dedicated to the medical oversight of OASAS ATCs and OASAS certified providers. The direction provided by the Associate Chief of Addiction Medicine impacts the twelve ATCs operated by OASAS and over 900 treatment programs operated by OASAS certified providers. In relation to the OASAS ATCs, the incumbent provides administrative oversight and clinical supervision to medical staff, develops medical policies and protocols, and establishes medical standards of care. In relation to the broader addictions treatment community, the incumbent assists the Chief of Medical Services in policy, systems change, and quality improvement initiatives, develops medical assessment and care protocols, and guides best practices and training projects. Travel is required.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Supervision and overall administration of the medical services offered at the twelve (12) OASAS-operated Addictions Treatment Centers. This includes: the administrative oversight and clinical supervision of medical staff; the development of medical policies and protocols, and the establishment of medical standards of care for the ATC system.
• Develops technical assistance material for OASAS providers and their clients, focusing on the impact of Addiction Medicine on special populations (women, adolescents, elderly, the immunocompromised, etc.) and the implementation of Addiction Medicine within the OASAS-licensed levels of care.
• Consultation with the Bureau of Professional Development on standardized training programs for clinicians on the incorporation of addiction medicine. Act as the liaison between the Bureau of Professional Development and the Professional Development sections of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to ensure that OASAS training programs are consistent with Federal direction.
• Review medical standards of care established by applicants for OASAS licensure, including medical care protocols. Ensure that the protocols developed by applicants for OASAS licensure are consistent with established practice and that providers are offered technical assistance as needed.
• Assist the Chief of Medical Services in engaging and liaising with other New York State agencies, managed care plans, provider trade organizations, etc. on training/technical assistance and quality improvement initiatives.
• Possesses and maintains the most current knowledge and skills in the field of Addiction Medicine and is familiar with current issues such as hepatitis and HIV, other infectious diseases, medically supervised withdrawal, and medication for addiction treatment.
• Maintains medical knowledge as it relates to special populations served, such as women, adolescents, elderly, and the immunocompromised.

Additional Comments Excellent Health Insurance Benefits Including Vision and Dental, NYS Employees Retirement System (Pension), Optional Deferred Compensation, Continuing Education Benefits, Generous Paid Leave Benefits, Compensation for 12 State holidays per year.

Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) that includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Position to be filled in Albany or NYC.

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

Name Erica Behan, Director Human Resources

Telephone (518) 457-2963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address


Street NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports

1450 Western Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit copies of your CV, all degrees, licensures/certifications, and DEA certificationto the address above.

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