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Occ. Code 6303150




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





            Positions in this title series, independently or as a member of team (i.e., a multi-disciplinary survey team, medical review or audit team, investigative team, or Central or Regional Office regulatory program team), perform health surveillance, medical or programmatic review, audit, investigations, and regulatory activities in regards to pharmaceutical surveillance.  Incumbents of these positions develop and administer surveillance and health regulatory programs to ensure services provided meet professional standards of practice, appropriateness, and quality and comply with State, federal, and local statutes and regulations, and the Life Safety Code.


            These positions are located at the Department of Health (DOH) and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).




PHARMACY CONSULTANT:  advanced performance level; Participate in or lead a team of professionals in the surveillance of health care programs or residential programs with health care services, medical review, audit, investigations, and/or regulatory related activities, with specific attention to pharmaceutical issues.




Health Systems Specialists work on teams and/or units involved with statewide surveillance, medical  or programmatic review, audit, investigations, and/or regulatory activities to observe and evaluate patient or resident care; investigate and make recommendations regarding licensure or certification; investigate fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicaid system; monitor corrective measures and levy enforcement actions; and develop, review, recommend, and implement health policies and procedures. 




Participate in surveillance of health care program or residential program with health care services, medical review, audit, investigation, and/or regulatory related activities.



Serve as a specialist and/or clinical expert based upon licensure as a pharmacist.



Develop, review, recommend, and implement statewide health care program surveillance, medical review, audit, investigations, and regulatory policies and procedures.


Plan, develop, and recommend regional or statewide health service delivery system policies and procedures, taking into account State, federal and local laws regulations, and program operations.


Review survey and compliance investigation reports and facility plans of correction to ensure that deficiencies are appropriately documented and meet federal and state requirements.





Open Competitive:  current license and registration to practice pharmacy in New York State and two years of post licensure experience as a pharmacist.

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.