Health Systems Specialist 2 (Social Work) - 46516 - #19528722

State of New York


Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Albany, NY
Contract type: Full time
State of New York

Minimum Qualifications Current NYS Department of Health employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service as a Health Systems Specialist 2 (SW) OR a current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service as a Health Systems Specialist 2 (SW), G-20 OR eligible for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law (NYS employee with one year of permanent service as G-18 or higher and meeting the open competitive minimum qualification listed below).


Open Competitive Qualifications for 70.4 Transfer Eligibles – Current licensure as either a Licensed Master Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the New York State Education Department and one year of post-master's clinical experience in a licensed and/or certified health facility or program* OR utilizing clinical knowledge in the review or oversight of clinical services for quality assurance or reimbursement purposes.



  • Examples of qualifying health facilities and programs include hospitals, nursing homes, adult homes, ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, psychiatric centers, developmental centers, diagnostic and treatment centers, home health care agencies, assisted living facilities, alcoholism and substance abuse treatment facilities, and community-based agencies that serve the developmentally disabled. Experience as a private practitioner or in a physician's office is NOT considered qualifying.


Preferred Qualifications: Current clinical care knowledge, long-term care experience, good writing and oral communication skills are a plus.


Duties Description Conduct and/or facilitate on-site surveys independently or as part of an interdisciplinary survey team by observing and evaluating patient/resident care against established standards and for evaluating nursing homes' compliance with Federal, State and Department regulations and policies; Serve as the social work services expert for other survey staff; Meet with clinical staff in nursing facilities concerning the quality of existing programs; Participate in the investigation of incidents or complaints regarding nutritional services/programs in nursing homes; Participate in medical reviews and other audit mechanisms to determine the adequacy and suitability of services in meeting the needs and problems of the elderly; Participate in other program-related activities as needed.


Additional Comments Permanent, full-time. This position involves travel which may include locations not served by public transportation. Current registration as a Social Worker (SW) with the NYS Education Department must be maintained for continued employment in title.

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