The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is seeking candidates for our two Medical Specialist 3 positions, which will function as Associate Chiefs of Medical Services. The positions may be filled at any of our locations throughout New York State (Albany, New York City, West Brentwood, Orangeburg, Middletown, Utica, Ogdensburg, Syracuse, Ovid, Rochester, or Buffalo). One position will be dedicated to the oversight of the 12 OASAS operated Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs), and the other will be dedicated to the oversight of the over 900 OASAS certified treatment 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.
Duties include, but are not limited to: administrative and clinical supervision and oversight of medical staff at the 12 ATCs; development of medical policies and protocols; establishment of medical standards of care at the ATCs; development of technical assistance material for OASAS certified providers including focusing on the impact of Addiction Medicine on special populations and implementation of Addiction Medicine within the OASAS-licensed levels of care; liaison with various entities regarding standardized training programs for clinicians on the incorporation of Addiction Medicine and to ensure consistency with Federal direction; review of medical standards of care established by applicants for OASAS licensure to ensure consistency with established practice and so that providers are offered technical assistance as needed; and engage and liaison with other New York State agencies, managed care plans, provider trade organizations, etc. on training/technical assistance and quality improvement initiatives. The Associate Chiefs of Medical Services must possess and maintain the most current knowledge and skills in the field of Addiction Medicine and be familiar with current issues such as hepatitis and HIV, other infectious diseases, medically supervised withdrawal, and medication-assisted treatment. The must also maintain medical knowledge as it relates to special populations served, such as women, adolescents, elderly, and immunocompromised.
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;*
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;**** and
Must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare program.**
*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;
**Failure to maintain licensure, certification and Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.
***Failure to obtain (if applicable) 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).
****Failure to obtain a federal DATA 2000 waiver within six months of employment will result in the termination 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 is $218,000 to $248,000. New York State offers a generous benefits package.
Internal Number: 1600016004
About New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (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.