Occ. Code 8720700
DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF CORRECTIONAL
HEALTH CARE FACILITY, M-3
York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
Superintendents of Correctional Health Care Facility are responsible for the
administration of outpatient primary and specialty health care programs and
management of an inpatient Regional Medical Unit (RMU). Incumbents act as the
chief health care administrator of the facility to which they are assigned;
formulate, organize, and establish a system of primary health care for inmate
patients; coordinate and review all programmatic activities related to inmates
health care within the facility; provide overall direction to facility staff
relating to the primary Health Service Program and Specialty Care Unit; assist
in the preparation of information for the Health Services Program budget; serve
as member of the Superintendents Executive Team; assume management
responsibility in the absence of the facilitys Superintendent, and serve as a
member or chairman of various committees.
positions are classified in the Regional Medical Units (RMU) of the Department
of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).
DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF CORRECTIONAL
HEALTH CARE FACILITY:
non-competitive; management level; responsible for overall administration and
management of a regional medical unit.
Deputy Superintendent for Administrative
Services, Deputy Superintendent for Security Services, Deputy Superintendent
for Program Services, and Deputy Superintendent for Reception and
Classification, also work under the direction of a Superintendent of Correctional
Facility and are responsible for the administration, security, programming, and
classification functions at a correctional facility.
as chief health care administrator of a Regional Medical Unit.
operational policy and related procedures for health care at the facility.
systems for the control and effective utilization of the physical and
financial resources of the facility specific to the Health Services
implements, and administers policies and procedures to ensure
accountability of key administrators for their operational areas.
employs, controls, and discharges employees within the RMU in accordance
with State and personnel policy and practices.
written recommendations to the Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer in
collaborations with facility medical teams.
as the senior administrative person responsible to the Superintendent for all
things health related. Formulates, organizes, and establishes a system of
primary health care for inmates at a correctional facility and regional medical
unit, and, under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical
Officer, oversees delivery of specialty care services for inmates from multiple
the comprehensive health care needs of a correctional facility population
by analyzing acute and chronic inmate health problems, and their
distribution and frequency in the inmate population.
health resources available within a correctional facility and within the
Correctional Services system relative to treating the health care needs of
with coordinated specialty care staff, assists in identifying resources
available in a community, such as hospitals, medical groups, etc.,
relative to providing health care services to inmates, as necessary.
and/or establishes a plan for the delivery of primary health care to
the specialty care physicians who come on site to provide specialty care
clinics and procedures.
and maintains the institutional practice plan, a system to monitor a
clinicians time on the job, and reports possible abuses for disciplinary
as liaison with Coordinated Specialty Care Unit and security staff in
scheduling procedures for outside health service appointments for
non-emergency care, minimizing transportation and security requirements.
and reviews all programmatic activities relating to inmates health care in a
systems that are designed by Central Office staff in the Division of
Health Services, in such areas as equipment maintenance, inventory
control, and medical records.
compliance with Departmental Policies and Procedures and ACA Standards as
they relate to Health Services (e.g., sick call procedures, how medication
is controlled and dispensed, etc.) and appropriate court orders,
implementing corrective measures as necessary.
that reports required by Division of Health Services are submitted in an
accurate and timely fashion.
the development of a program to review the quality and appropriateness of
medical and nursing care rendered to inmates.
as chairman of the Individual Patient Assessment Committee.
the facility and the Department in matters of litigation pertaining to the
facilitys Health Services Program.
in the preparation of information for the Health Services Program budget at the
facility, and manages and controls the Health Services Fiscal Action Plan for
a budget priority for the annual budget preparation relative to a
facilitys primary Health Services Program and specialty care equipment
and ancillary needs.
an annual preliminary budget request for the facilitys Health Services
Unit and submits same to the Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer.
purchases and authorizes expenditures, overtime, etc., relative to health services.
management responsibility of an absent Superintendent.
all Department policy, rules, and regulations relating to all activities
at the facility and provide necessary leadership.
all normal functions of the Superintendent.
as Officer-of-the Day on assigned weekends, holidays, or other designated
on call to receive all emergency or extraordinary messages at any time of
the day or night for the period when acting as a designated
as a member of the facilitys Executive Committee.
meetings with other Deputy Superintendents and management staff to discuss
overall policies relating to health care at the facility.
recommendations to resolve problems in the area of health services.
present activities and operations at the institution in collaboration with
other members of the Executive Committee.
directives of the Executive Committee concerning the health services area.
Tier III disciplinary hearings.
as a chairman or member of various committees within the facility.
with control and investigatory agencies in a wide variety of audits that
can be expected of the facility.
three years of
experience in DOCCS, including one year of experience in a health care
management position allocated to Grade 22 or higher (this includes such titles
as Assistant Director Correctional Health Services or Correctional Regional
Health Services Administrator); or three years of experience in DOCCS in a health-related
position allocated to Grade 20 or higher.
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