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Occ. Code 5511540






New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard






The one position in this class is classified at the Department of Health and directs the development and implementation of Traumatic Brain Injury programs and resources for patients and their families.  




            TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM SPECIALIST:  full performance level; serves the needs of patients with Traumatic Brain Injury, overseeing the establishment of specialized regional integrated rehabilitation service systems and networks in all regions of the State.




Public Health Program Nurses are professional nurses that work to promote and improve health and prevent disease for population groups and communities.  Incumbents of these positions integrate the principle of epidemiology with the nursing process to make decisions about disease control intervention in communities; interview and assess patients as a part of disease control interventions; evaluate and help assure access, quality, and cost-effective services by assessing the needs of a population and developing and implementing interventions intended to optimize health; and work to improve the health of communities through health education and promotion and by providing oversight and evaluation of existing public health and preventive health programs.




TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM SPECIALIST:  under the direction of a Community Health Program Manager, Health Program Administrator, or similar position of program administrator at the Department of Health the incumbent supervises the design, development and implementation of a comprehensive Statewide Traumatic Brain Injury Program; ensures Traumatic Brain Injury programs are cost effective and provide community based services; oversees the development of new regional resources funded through Traumatic Brain Injury programs; develops and administers the Request For Proposal process for new Traumatic Brain Injury regional resource programs and centers; develops a network of Statewide Traumatic Brain Injury contacts; evaluates Traumatic Brain Injury contracts and services; maintains automated files for Traumatic Brain Injury contracts, services and contacts;  coordinates Statewide education and outreach efforts on Traumatic Brain Injury to schools, community organizations and federal and State agencies; develops and implements regional consortiums and task forces for Traumatic Brain Injury.




Open Competitive:  licensure as a registered Professional Nurse (R.N.) and six years of public health, community health, discharge planning or other nursing experience.  At least two years of the qualifying experience must have been in a program exclusively serving clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries and their families.  At least two years of the qualifying experience must be in a program serving predominantly clients with Traumatic Brain Injury.


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.