Occ. Code 5290450





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





Positions in this title series are responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of the health services delivery mechanisms within the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS).  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.


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.




ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES: responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of the Departments health services delivery mechanisms through the supervision of the Correctional Regional Health Services Administrators.




Correctional Regional Health Services Administrators (RHSA) develop, implement, and monitor a physician and hospital network for inmate patients within a given region.




Supervise and monitor the activities of the Correctional RHSAs to which they are assigned.



Direct resource assessment and development of new programs.


Obtain approval for new programs and direct their implementation.


Develop, in conjunction with DOCS clinical directors, an audit process.


Direct implementation of the audit program.



Maintain liaison with community-based hospitals with which DOCS has contracts for inpatient care.




Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as a Correctional Regional Health Services Administrator, a Supervisor Correctional Health Services Program Planning and Administration, a Supervisor Correctional Health Services Utilization Management, a Supervisor Communicable and Infectious Disease Control or as a Contract Management Specialist 2.


Open Competitive:  a Masters Degree in public health administration, hospital administration, public health, health care management, health care administration, health sciences administration, or a field closely related to hospital administration or management; and four years of progressively responsible management/administrative experience, of which one or more years must have been either as a project leader, regional administrator, or assistant director of a multi-unit health care organization, with at least 40 units, which provides services to confined or committed individuals, or in a major health care organization providing specialty health care support/training to multiple health care sites on a regional or Statewide basis.



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.