Occ. Code 2847510





New York State Department of Civil Service



Classification Standard




Positions in this title series develop, implement, and monitor a physician and hospital network for inmate patients within a given region for the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS).  Incumbents of these positions also have responsibility for the implementation of health services program initiatives and quality assurance, contract administration, and accreditation with respect to health care delivery systems.


These positions are only classified at DOCS.  All incumbents at DOCS assist in the total care and confinement of inmates, sentenced to the custody of the Department and perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.




CORRECTIONAL REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR: full-performance level; develop, implement, and monitor a physician and hospital network for inmate patients within a given region.




Assistant Directors Correctional Health Services are responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of DOCS health services delivery mechanisms.  Incumbents of these positions supervise the activities of the Correctional Regional Health Services Administrators and serve as liaisons between multiple interagency Divisions to maintain an effective planning for the delivery of health care services to the inmate population.




Develop a physician and hospital network appropriate to meet the clinical needs of DOCS inmate population.



Coordinate the participation and inclusion of facility superintendents in all planning and development to ensure that all services are provided in a secure setting and meet appropriate security standards.


Oversee development of a credentialing process, ensuring only licensed, qualified physicians provide treatment services.


Assist in the development and implementation of an orientation for all physicians and hospital providers.


Maintain provider network and act as liaison with physicians and hospitals for all Department issues.


Develop and maintain the agenda for monthly Provider Advisory Committee.




Open Competitive:  A Masters Degree in health care administration/management, public health, nursing, hospital administration/management and three years experience as an administrator involving the delivery of health services; or a Bachelors Degree and five years experience; or a Masters Degree in business administration or public administration and five years experience as an administrator involving the delivery of Health Services.





Date:  3/10


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.