MSSNY eNews: May 28, 2021 – Instilling Vaccine Confidence in Our Patients


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Instilling Vaccine Confidence in Our Patients


New York is moving ahead with vaccine distribution and its fight against COVID, but we have not yet won the war.

While more than 60% of adult New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose and more than half have completed their series, there are concerns that the vaccination rate will slow down dramatically. It is more important than ever for patients to turn to us—their trusted physicians—to help them understand that the COVID vaccine is both safe and effective.

This is our opportunity to create vaccine confidence, by answering our patients’ questions and responding to their concerns to make them comfortable getting the vaccine.

I was interviewed recently by USA Today Network/LoHud about the important role of physicians in convincing patients to be vaccinated and explained that the mass vaccination sites and community clinics were a logical first step, but the efforts seemed to miss New Yorkers accustomed to dealing with their doctors. Physicians of this state have a long history of building trust with patients as part of vaccinations and that’s where we really need to be working now, particularly as we lower the age of eligibility.

I have cared for multigenerational families and been there for them throughout life’s challenges—and they trust me.  It’s those long-term relationships that will make a difference.

If we want to really get our hands around this pandemic, we need to get as many people immunized as possible, and the best way to approach it is where there is no wrong door to vaccination.

As I told the USA Today reporter, anywhere a patient enters the health system they should be asked, ‘Have you had your vaccine? Why not? Well, we’ve got it, and we can give it to you.’

Joseph Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP
MSSNY President

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Legislature Passes Bill to Restrict Mid-Year Formulary Changes; MSSNY Continues to Advocate for Other Needed Health Insurer Reform Legislation
This week the Assembly passed legislation (A.4668, People-Stokes) which would significantly limit the ability of health insurers to move medications to higher cost-sharing tiers for their prescription drug formularies during a policy year.   The legislation has been revised from the version that passed both Houses 2 years ago, but vetoed by the Governor, to address concerns that had been raised in the veto message. In particular, the legislation now would prohibit the applicability of a mid-year formulary change to a patient who was on the medication at the beginning of the policy year, or suffers from a condition for which the medication is part of a treatment regimen for that condition.  Other mid-year formulary changes could still occur.  The same-as bill (S.4111, Breslin) passed the Senate earlier this Session.

With only 2 weeks left in the Legislative Session, MSSNY continues to work together with several patient and physician advocacy groups in support of several other pieces of legislation advancing in one or both Houses to address health insurer practices that adversely impact the ability of patients to receive the care and medications they need.   Among these bills include:

  • 1741/S.5299 – would enable third party financial assistance programs to count towards patients’ deductible and out of pocket maximum requirements. Passed Senate and on Assembly floor.
  • 4177/S.2528 – would provide needed due process protections for physicians whose network participation contract has been unilaterally non-renewed by an insurance company. On Assembly and Senate floor.
  • 7129/S.6435-A – would enact a number of reforms to address prior authorization hassles including limiting the ability of a health insurer to require a physician and patient to repeat a previously obtained prior authorization. On Senate floor and Assembly Insurance Committee
  • 6256/S.5055 – would require parity in payment for delivery of care via telehealth as compared to delivery of care in person. On Senate floor and Assembly Insurance Committee.

  (AUSTER, CARY)     

Please Urge Your Legislators to Reject Legislation that Would Drive Huge New Increases in Medical Liability Insurance
As the 2021 Legislative Session enters its final 2 weeks, physicians are urged to contact their legislators to urge them to reject disastrous legislation that would create untenable increases in New York’s already excessive medical liability costs by greatly expanding the types of damages awardable in wrongful death actions.   A letter and/or tweet can be sent from here: Reject Expansion of Recoverable Damages in Wrongful Death Actions. This week the Assembly legislation (A.6770) advanced from the Judiciary Committee to the Codes Committee and last week the Senate legislation (S.74-A) advanced from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the Senate Finance Committee.

One recent actuarial estimate indicated that passage of legislation such as this could require a liability premium increase of nearly 50%, which translates to tens of thousands of dollars in new costs for many physicians who are already paying tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in their insurance costs, which could make it impossible for many physicians to stay in practice.

Under ordinary circumstances, these kinds of increases would be unsustainable and could have hugely negative consequences on patient access to care at community hospitals and physician offices.  However, with so many physician practices only beginning to recover from the huge drop in patient visits and revenue during the height of the pandemic, legislation to impose such premium increases would be unconscionable.

Please urge your legislators to reject this short-sighted proposal as well as highlighting the need for comprehensive medical liability reform instead: Reject Expansion of Recoverable Damages in Wrongful Death Actions                        (AUSTER)                      

Department of Financial Services (DFS) Announces Launch of “Mental Health Matters”. New Initiatives Will Protect Patients with Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder
For Mental Health Awareness month, DFS announced the launch of “Mental Health Matters,” a series of initiatives to ensure that patients who need mental health and substance use disorder services are not discriminated against when seeking coverage under their health insurance policies. These include a new regulation to protect patients from provider directory misinformation and a comprehensive review of insurers for compliance with parity.

As noted in the DFS press release, every year, more than 1 in 5 New Yorkers has symptoms of a mental health or substance use disorder. Several studies have shown that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has worsened mental health and substance use disorders, especially for people of color and low-income New Yorkers. In response, DFS has proposed the following:

  • Regulation to Protect Consumers from Provider Directory Misinformation: DFS will propose a regulation requiring insurers to hold patients harmless when the insurer’s provider directory lists a provider as participating in an insurer’s network when the provider does not in fact participate in the insurer’s network. Access to providers of mental health and substance use disorder services is especially important now when so many New Yorkers are struggling with mental health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Up-Front Review of Cost-Sharing: Before policies are sold to New Yorkers, DFS is requiring insurers to prove that those policies meet parity requirements that protect patients from being unfairly charged higher copayments or coinsurance for mental health and substance use disorder benefits than for medical benefits.
  • Comprehensive Review of Biennial Parity Reports: DFS will initiate a comprehensive review of insurers for parity compliance based on reports from insurers, which are due in July 2021. DFS will also investigate any potential parity violations, including cost-sharing requirements, rates of medical necessity denials and approvals of services, as well as the number and type of mental health and substance use disorder providers who are in network.

New York law requires insurers to cover mental health and substance use disorder treatments. In addition, under Federal and State law, health insurers must cover care for mental health and substance use disorders at the same level as other health conditions. These “parity” requirements ensure that mental health and substance use disorder services are readily accessed by New Yorkers.

Last year, DFS issued comprehensive regulations which requires insurers to establish parity compliance programs. The regulation strengthens insurers’ obligations under State and Federal law to provide comparable coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment. DFS has instructed insurers that they must be in compliance with the regulation by the end of 2021.

MSSNY, working together with the New York State Psychiatric Association and other specialty societies, will monitor the rollout of these important new policies and provide additional details as they are available. Click here: Mental Health Matters to read the DFS press release.                                                          (CARY)

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Legislation to Allow Pharmacists to Provide All Immunizations Advances in the NYS Legislature
Legislation (S.4807A, Stavisky/ A. 6476A, Hyndman) is advancing in the Assembly and Senate which would allow pharmacists to administer immunizations that have been recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It has moved to the Senate floor and this week was reported from the Assembly Higher Education Committee to the Rules Committee.  While we appreciate the increasing role that pharmacists can play in broadening patients’ ability to receive necessary protective vaccines, MSSNY has raised concerns that not only would it greatly expand the number of vaccines that pharmacists would be allowed to administer to adults it would also remove the discretion of the State Legislature in the future to add or subtract vaccinations to the list of those that can be administered by a pharmacist.

In its memo of opposition, MSSNY noted that it does not object to adding individual vaccinations on a case-by-case basis as information becomes available as to the appropriateness of pharmacist delivery, but objects to an across-the-board change. This legislation would increase from 7 to 16 the number of vaccines on the ACIP schedule that a pharmacist could administer, plus whatever vaccines may be added by the federal agency in the future.

Many of these immunizations are given as a series with specific time parameters and calling back a patient; even where contact information is available, is at times difficult. MSSNY recognizes that with the team effort to facilitate COVID-19 immunizations many patients did return to the pharmacy to receive their second Covid vaccination, but according to national and state statistics, there were still significant numbers of patients that did not return for the second immunizations.  Moreover, MSSNY has raised concerns regarding pharmacists’ lack of reporting of these immunizations to the patient’s physicians or to the NYSIIS database.   (CLANCY) 

Please Urge Your Legislators to Oppose Legislation that Rejects Physician-Led Team Care
Legislation (S.3056-A) remains before the full Senate strongly opposed by MSSNY that could jeopardize patient safety and lead to uncoordinated, siloed care by eliminating any statutory requirements for nurse practitioners to maintain collaborative arrangements with a physician practicing in the same specialty. The legislation would also eliminate the requirement for a newly practicing nurse practitioner to maintain a written collaborative agreement with a physician.  MSSNY has joined with a dozen other specialty societies in a letter to Senators raising strong objections to this bill.

Physicians can send a letter urging legislators to oppose this legislation from here: Protect Physician-Led Team Care for Patients.  Please let your legislators know that NPs are absolutely essential component of our healthcare system to ensure patients receive the care they need but maintaining ongoing team-based care in collaboration with a physician is essential for ensuring patients receive the highest quality care. Instead of removing these requirements, the standards for physician-NP collaboration should be strengthened to help better recognize and treat potentially complex cases.

Same-as legislation (A.1535-A) is in the Higher Education Committee.  During the recently concluded State Budget, there was a provision enacted that extended for another year – until June 30, 2022 – the existing law that permits nurse practitioners with more than 3,600 hours of experience to practice without a written collaborative agreement provided they maintain evidence of “collaborative relationships” with a physician in the same specialty practiced by the NP.                                                                 (AUSTER)

NYS Legislature Approves Bills to Expand Medication Assisted Treatment
The Legislature passed multiple bills this week to expand the availability and coverage of medication assisted treatment (MAT) to assist New Yorkers suffering from substance use disorder.  The first bill (S.1795, Bailey/A.533, Rosenthal) would establish programs allowing for the use of MAT for inmates in state and county correctional facilities. Presently, New York State prisons do not currently have extensive MAT programs, despite more than half of the incarcerated population being diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

With a large number of previously incarcerated individuals overdosing upon release from correctional facilities, it is essential that they are provided with treatment to overcome their addictions while in prison and jail.  The second bill (S,649, Harckham/A.2030, Rosenthal) would require the Medicaid program to cover whichever MAT medication is most beneficial to the patient without prior authorization. Similar requirements exist for commercial health insurance plans.

The Medical Society of the State of New York supported both of these measures.           (CLANCY)

Opioid Practice Mandate Measures Moving in the NYS Legislature
Two measures that would require physicians to co-prescribe naloxone and to document consideration of alternative therapies to opioids are advancing in the Legislature.  A.336-A/S.2966-A, which requires co-prescribing of naloxone in certain instances, has passed the NY State Assembly and is now on the Senate floor.  This bill requires physicians and providers, for the first opioid prescription of each year to a patient receiving 90 MME or more, to also co-prescribe an opioid antagonist with the prescription.

Importantly, the bill was recently amended to increase the threshold from 50 MME to 90 MME, so as to be applicable to a far smaller cohort of patients who are more at risk for overdose.    However, MSSNY has raised concerns that this even more limited proposed co-prescribing requirement could cause some patients taking these medications to address their chronic pain to inappropriately feel stigmatized as a “drug addict”.  Moreover, many physicians are already co-prescribing an opioid antagonist to certain patients based upon the physician’s clinical judgment of the risks the patient may face.

Furthermore, with New York’s mandatory e-prescribing law, the co-prescription will automatically go to the pharmacy and essentially remove the choice of the patient to have the co-prescription filled, as would be the case if such prescriptions were still on paper.  Certainly, such a mandate will result in a windfall for those manufacturers of the drug.

S.4640/A.273 has moved to the floor in both houses.   This measure requires that physicians document that they have discussed with patients many different possible alternatives to prescribing an opioid for treating a neuromusculoskeletal condition.  This legislation would require a prescriber before prescribing an opioid medication to consider, discuss with the patient and refer or prescribe alternative services such as chiropractic, massage therapy or behavioral therapy.

MSSNY has raised concerns that this legislation is repetitive of existing laws that require physicians and prescribers to use the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain when assessing patients for opioid use.  These guidelines require, in part, that prescribers discuss benefits and risks and the availability of non-opioid therapies with the patient and ensure that patients are started on the lowest dosage possible. By listing of so many possible alternatives in the legislation, it would potentially create huge new documentation requirements to demonstrate that a physician has considered each of the enumerated suggested alternatives in the legislation to prove compliance with the legislation.  This would create unnecessary additional administrative burdens and further disincentivize physicians from prescribing needed pain control patients to those who truly need them.  MSSNY urges that physicians contact their Senators and Assembly members and urge defeat of these well-intended but overbroad proposals.          (CLANCY)

Dr Lorna Breen Health Provider Act Moves Forward in US Senate

  1. 610, known as the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, has advanced from the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. This measure would fund grants regarding strategies to address provider suicide, burnout, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders, and encourage health care professionals to seek treatment for mental and behavioral health issues. Senator Tim Kaine, sponsor of the legislation, described the goals of the legislation to keep caregivers healthy and address the dramatic impacts of COVID-19 on health care providers. NY Senator Kristen Gillibrand is a co-sponsor of this measure.

As the emergency room director at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Breen spent long hours and dedicated her life to the care of her patients. During the worst of the pandemic during the spring of 2020, Dr. Breen helped oversee the care to an overwhelming number of patients in need.  Hospitals all over the country felt the stress of the pandemic and physicians and other health care professionals were overworked, overwhelmed, and suffering symptoms of burnout.

Few were prepared for the overwhelming impact the virus would bring to those who were providing care to patients in need under the most harrowing of conditions.  With the mounting pressure and stress, Dr. Breen sadly took her own life.  The Medical Society of the State of New York wrote to Senator Gillibrand and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer to express its support for S.610.  The bill is also supported by the American College of Emergency Physicians, The Joint Commission, and the American Osteopathic Association. (CLANCY)

CMS Zeroes Out “Cost” Category for 2020 Medicare MIPS Adjustments
Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the 2020 Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Cost Performance Category will be reweighted to 0% in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This follows over a year of advocacy by the AMA to urging that CMS zero out this MIPS category for several reasons, including concerns that decreases in patient visits and increases in the costs of caring for patients with COVID-19 could unfairly penalize physicians.   (AUSTER) 


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MSSNY Medical Matters Program on Long COVID

Registration now open
Medical Matters: The Lingering Pandemic: Long COVID Symptoms & Treatments
Date: June 16, 2021 @ 7:30am 

A growing number of COVID survivors are experiencing a multitude of ongoing effects for months after initial recovery.  Learn more about Long COVID and how to recognize and treat it by registering for Medical Matters: The Lingering Pandemic: Long COVID Symptoms & Treatments.  This webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 16th at 7:30 am.  William Valenti, MD, chair of MSSNY’s Infectious Diseases Committee, will serve as faculty for this program.  Click here to register for this webinar.

Educational objectives

  • Recognize the symptoms associated with long COVID
  • Identify referral options to treat long COVID
  • Examine CDC guidelines for caring for patients with long COVID symptoms

The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.            (HOFFMAN)

DOH Issues Update Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Transport and Temperature
The New York State Department of Health has issued updated guidance on COVID-19 vaccine transport and an updated vaccine temperature excursion report.  The materials can be found here:

DOH Covid Vaccine Updates – Vaccine Transport

DOH Covid Vaccine Updates – Temperature Excursion

The May 22 Guidance for vaccine administration for those individuals 12 and over can also be found here: May 21, 2021 Vaccine Administration Guidance         (CLANCY)

MSSNY’s Physician Wellness and Resiliency Committee: Peer to Peer Program
If you or someone you know is struggling with everyday life stressors, reach out to the P2P program to be connected with a peer supporter to help!

Email: and request that you be connected with a peer supporter

Phone: 1-844-P2P-PEER (1-844-727-7337) and request that you be connected with a peer supporter

The Medical Society of the State of New York now offers to physicians, residents and medical students a completely confidential and anonymous opportunity to talk with a peer about some of life stressors. MSSNY’s Physician Wellness and Resiliency Committee launched a Peer 2 Peer (P2P) program to assist their colleagues who are need of help in dealing with work and family stressors. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the emotional issues related to this event may also be troubling for our colleagues.

MSSNY has established a confidential helpline phone number (1-844-P2P-PEER) and an email address ( so that physicians may be connected with a peer 24 hours a day/7 days a week. In addition to offering a trained, empathetic ear, peer supporters may provide information on specific resources that can offer further support, provide positive coping skills, or connect physicians to professionals for more focused assistance when needed. MSSNY has nearly 50 trained peer supporters across NYS who are just a phone call away!                   (LAUDER)


Virtual Care Management Involves More than a Traditional Telemedicine Platform
Implementing and managing a virtual care management program requires much more than just a traditional telemedicine platform with videoconferencing. CareClix, MSSNY’s telemedicine member benefit, includes out-of-the-box integration for 200+ devices, covering all major key vital signs. The platform easily integrates with partners’ EHR systems, and the CareClix team that includes practicing physicians and experienced implementation experts.

The user-friendly HIPPA compliant platform enables you to conduct routine virtual visits with your patients in any location! With CareClix you can:

  • Add Value to Your Practice
  • Maximize Billing
  • Eligibility Checks
  • Promote Patient Satisfaction
  • Reduce Cancellations and No-Shows
  • Integrated EHR
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Data Analytics for Risk Stratification
  • Lab Panels Sent to Patient’s Home
  • Group Visits

As a MSSNY member, you receive a significant discount on CareClix. Typically, a CCM program costs hundreds of dollars. CareClix is offering all MSSNY members a flat fee of just $50 a month for the license fee with NO startup costs!

To learn more about CareClix:

To implement telemedicine for your practice visit:

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MSSNY’s Women Physicians Committee Offers Volunteer Virtual Homework Assistance
As the school year winds down and summer catch-up begins, MSSNY has volunteer homework assistants ready to help! If you have school age children (K – 12) who could use a virtual helping hand with schoolwork, let us know.

The MSSNY Women Physicians Committee, recognizing the considerable additional responsibility that has fallen on our physician families with school age children due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has launched a Virtual Volunteer Homework Assistance Program. This is a MSSNY members only program.

Contact and tell us in which subject(s) your child is in need of support. We will match your child with a helper as best we can. You can then make the arrangements that work best for all.

Please remember that our homework assistants are members’ children who have volunteered (i.e., not professionals tutors and not vetted) and that MSSNY is not responsible for scholastic outcomes.

With our thanks,
     Rose Berkun, MD and Maria Basile, MD
   Co-Chairs, MSSNY Women Physicians Committee

New Report Looks at Changes in Physician Employment Status and Practice Size
A recent report by the AMA describes changes in physician employment status and practice size, type, and ownership between 2012 and 2020. The content of the report is based on the AMA’s Physician Practice Benchmark Survey. Although the 2020 data are consistent with earlier trends, the size of the changes since 2018 suggest that the shifts toward larger practices and away from physician-owned (private) practices have accelerated.

  • 2020 was the first year in which less than half (49.1%) of patient care physicians worked in a private practice, a drop of almost 5 percentage points from 2018.
  • 2% of physicians were in practices with at least 50 physicians in 2020, up from 14.7 % in 2018.

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As People’s Habits Change, Some Common Infectious Diseases are Coming Back
STAT (5/27, Branswell) reports as fewer people wear masks and practice social distancing, more people in the US are getting sick with colds and the flu, after a year with few cases of these common infections. Some infectious disease researchers “fear we’re in for a nasty cold-and-flu season or two, pointing to a combination of factors that could make for a rough re-entry to the mixed microbes world.”

Interested in Joining Premier Group Purchasing? Call MSSNY’s Dedicated Rep!
MSSNY has a group purchasing partnership with Premier Group Purchasing to provide lower operating costs and improved access to supplies and products for members who sign on to purchase through Premier negotiated agreements.

Sign up today or contact MSSNY’s dedicated representative, Samantha Garrett, at /212-901-1209.

Click the links below to access specifics on the program:
Continuum of Care Overview: High level overview of the Premier program and the value it provides GPO FAQ: Questions and answers to further introduce Premier and explain the program

Physician Practices information sheet: Provides value proposition of the Premier program, followed by specific suppliers and contracts members will be able to access, broken down by category

What to Expect: Step by step onboarding guide for members.


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Physicians’ search services • allied medical placements • locum tenens • practice valuation • practice brokerage • practice consulting • real estate

For help, information or to place your ad, call Roseann Raia at 516-488-6100 ext. 302 

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Beautifully Renovated Modern Medical Office Sublet in Great Neck
-Separate reception area -Consultation room -1-3 exam rooms -Free Valet Parking -Designated physician parking spot. Contact Dr. Nir Somekh (516) 662-1232.


Albany Medical OfficeProfessional Office Space For Sale – Albany, NY
319 S. Manning Blvd, Suite 308A. Albany NY. Located on the St. Peter’s Hospital Campus. 2000 SF. Bright, 3rd floor location. Office is in move in condition. Waiting room, front reception area for 3 staff, 2 consult rooms, 4 exam rooms, 1 large procedure room, eat in break room, storage room, walk in storage closet. 369K. Contents negotiable. Please contact 518-222-4956 / email




Office Rental 30 Central Park South
Two fully equipped exam, two certified operating, bathrooms and consultation room.  Shared secretarial and waiting rooms.  Elegantly decorated, central a/c, hardwood floors. Next to Park Lane and Plaza hotels. $1250 for four days a month. Available full or part-time. 212.371.0468 /

Ophthalmic Office to Sublet – NYC
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Please contact Scott Weissman MD. 914-772-5581 

.Soho Rental OfficeTwo Offices Available for Rent in Established SoHo Primary Care Practice
Newly constructed loft space. Dedicated private waiting area available.  This space is ideal for individual psychiatry, psychology, social work, physical therapy, or acupuncture services. Potential to work with existing Primary Care Practice as a referral source. Centrally located in the heart of SoHo, close to all subways. Available 7 days/week.

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79th St near Lexington / Park. 750 sq Ft beautiful, street entrance, medical office for sale with a 25 + yr internal medical practice for sale. Office is in move in condition. Physician retiring. Waiting room. Secretarial area for 3. 1 Consult room. 2 exam Rooms 2 Toilets. Please contact: 917-770-8700 / email


NYS Jobs LogoReview Vacancy

Date Posted: 03/23/21 Applications Due: 04/06/21 Vacancy ID: 85272

Position Information 

Agency Health, Department of
Title Health Program Director 2 -TBD
Occupational Category Other Professional Careers
Salary Grade 665
Bargaining Unit M/C – Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)
Salary Range From $122092 to $154253 Annually
Employment Type Full-Time
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class
Travel Percentage 10%



Hours Per Week




From 8:30 AM
To 4:30 PM
Flextime allowed? No
Mandatory overtime? No
Compressed workweek allowed? No
Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany
Street Address CCH; Division of Family Health

Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany
State NY
Zip Code 12237

Job Specifics 

Minimum Qualifications Twelve years of professional level work experience, three of which must have included managerial, decision-making and/or oversight responsibilities for a major health-related program or in the direction of a major administrative function of a large health-related organization. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for four years of the general professional experience.

Twelve or more years of progressively responsible administrative experience in programs that improve perinatal health, child and/or adolescent health, early care, and learning, and/or sexual violence prevention, including four years of managerial, decision-making, and/or program direction. Seven years of this experience would also include fiscal management, policy making and oversight responsibilities, and statewide supervision of professional level staff. The preferred candidate would be familiar with representing departmental interests and serving as a spokesperson and liaison to Executive staff, and have experience working with other state and federal governmental programs. Experience with second-level professional supervision as well as strong oral and written communication skills is also desired. A master’s degree in an appropriate field may substitute an additional one year of the general professional experience, not to exceed a maximum of five years total allowable educational Please refer to full listing

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NYS Jobs Ad LogoReview Vacancy

Date Posted: 04/09/21 Applications Due: 05/10/21 Vacancy ID: 85840

Position Information

Agency Health, Department of
Title Director Public Health – 601
Occupational Category Administrative or General Management
Salary Grade NS
Bargaining Unit M/C – Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)
Salary Range From $149004 to $149004 Annually
Employment Type Full-Time
Appointment Type Temporary
Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class
Travel Percentage 20%



Hours Per Week




From 9 AM
To 5 PM
Flextime allowed? No
Mandatory overtime? No
Compressed workweek allowed? No
Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany
Street Address Office of Public Health

ESP, Corning Tower OR Metropolitan Area Regional Office (MARO) Church Street

City Albany OR New York


State NY
Zip Code 12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree and eleven years* of professional level government or non-profit experience, five of which must have included managerial, decision-making and/or oversight responsibilities for a major public health-related program or in the direction of a major administative function of a large health-related organizaton. Substitution – JD or Master’s degree may substitute for one year of the general experience, a PhD may substitute for two years of the general experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Track record of strong analytical and organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication; ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced and confidential environment under tight deadlines is essential; experience in a managerial role, interacting with state and federal government officials is preferred;
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