The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is seeking candidates for our Chief of Medical Services position. The position may be filled in either Albany or New York City. As part of the OASAS Office of Health, Wellness and Medical Direction, the incumbent will provide leadership, oversight, and administrative guidance to state and private operated addictions treatment providers within New York State. The Chief of Medical Services, under the direct supervision of the OASAS Commissioner, will serve as a member of the executive-level management team and participate in the decision-making process regarding agency policies as they pertain to the entire provider system, public and private. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall administration and coordination of medical services and leadership for OASAS. The incumbent will provide supervision and overall administration of the medical services offered at the twelve (12) OASAS-operated Addiction Treatment Centers; have organizational responsibilities and standing membership on the OASAS Medical Advisory Board; develop ongoing expertise in the emerging field of Addiction Medicine including the development of best practices, training protocols and an establishment of a liaison function with the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM); develop and present workshops and training programs on Addiction Medicine; develop technical assistance material for OASAS providers and their clients; consult 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 protocols developed by applicants for OASAS licensure are consistent with established practice and are offered technical assistance as needed; and membership on the OASAS Patient Death Review Panel. Travel within and outside of New York State is required; to be discussed at interview.
Possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State;
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 Medical Specialties, an addiction certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), or hold a subspecialty board certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Osteopathic Association;
Must have or obtain a federal DATA 2000 waiver (buprenorphine-certified) within six months of employment.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary $258,780 to $278,780. New York State offers a generous benefits. Total compensation package value with fringe benefits is $424,114 to $456,892.
Internal Number: 16001
About New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
The New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with nearly 1,600 prevention, treatment and recovery programs. OASAS chemical dependence treatment programs assist about 100,000 people a day and approximately 240,000 individuals every year. OASAS plans, develops and regulates the state’s system of chemical dependence and gambling treatment agencies. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers, which provide inpatient rehabilitation services to 8,000 persons per year. Each Addiction Treatment Center has a multi-disciplinary team of staff that focus on medical care, psychiatric care as well as specialized and individualized treatment planning which addresses the various physical, psychological, emotional and social symptoms of addiction.