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Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current New York State employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a qualified title and eligible for transfer to Consultant Nurse HNSA under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR eligible for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law (NYS employee with one year of permanent service at G-22 or higher and meeting the open competitive minimum qualifications listed below).
**Provisional Candidates: Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications: licensed and currently registered as a nurse in New York State; AND four years of public health, community health, or other nursing experience in an appropriate facility setting. Two years of this experience must have been providing direct patient care and two years of this experience must have been in nursing supervision, or working in the capacity of a nurse administrator. Full description of qualifying experience here: https://www.cs.ny.gov/announarchive/announcements/27-888.cfm
Knowledge of Nursing Home Surveillance process and State and Federal Laws and Regulations; strong leadership skills in management of professional staff and committee and team participation; supervisory experience; ability to motivate staff and correct performance issues; quality assurance and performance improvement experience; staff training/staff development experience; excellent investigative skills, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, computer, written and organizational skills; ability to function independently, prioritize and address multiple tasks and responsibilities; scheduling expertise; Surveyor Minimum Qualification Test (SMQT) certified. Ten years of professional nursing experience in qualifying settings, with increasing supervisory responsibility.
Duties Description The Consultant Nurse (Hospital Nursing Services Administration) (CNHNSA) will: function independently, in collaboration with fellow Survey Manager(s), and under the direction of the Area Office Director, to provide oversight of complaint survey activities and staff, in coordination with recertification survey staff and activities, to manage Federal and State mandated workload for Nursing Home and Adult Day Health Care Program; demonstrate leadership in coordinating performance improvement activities and participation in quality assurance meetings to achieve Statewide standards and consistency; identify training needs and coordinate in-service education for clinical and support staff to continually improve knowledge and performance; supervise, guide and act as a resource to survey teams in the performance of surveillance activities to determine compliance with Federal, New York State and Local Health and Life Safety Code regulatory requirements; clarify survey protocols for program staff and providers.
The CNHNSA will also: review investigative reports, statements of deficient practice, facility plans of correction and post-survey information against Federal guidelines and Statewide standards for consistency and quality assurance; recommend and/or implement enforcement actions that result from investigations of complaint allegations and (re)certification surveys; analyze Informal Dispute Resolution documents submitted by facilities against information in survey reports and make recommendations for resolving disputes; assist in review of facility emergency plans for adequacy and compliance and respond when appropriate; implement plans to respond to high priority events that may include labor strikes, facility closures, natural disasters, pandemics, terrorist attacks, etc.; Supervisory duties include: to monitor and evaluate staff performance; develop and monitor survey schedules; determine and prioritize staff work assignments; track and/or approve staff leave, travel, time and attendance.
Additional Comments Permanent or **provisional, full-time appointment. Travel, including overnights, to areas that may not be served by public transportation is required. **Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to take and pass a qualifying Civil Service exam, when it is given, and be immediately appointable from the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.
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Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume to Human Resources Management Group, JB/CN/46972, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to email@example.com, with Reference Code JB/CN/46972 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until August 13, 2018.