Occ. Code 8720700
DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF CORRECTIONAL
HEALTH CARE FACILITY, M-3
York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
in this class are responsible for the administration of outpatient primary and
specialty health care programs and management of an inpatient Regional Medical
Unit (RMU). Incumbents of these positions 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 Correctional Services. All incumbents at the Department of Correctional
Services (DOCS) perform various duties and functions that assist in the overall
care and confinement of inmates sentenced to the custody of the Department and
to the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are
DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF CORRECTIONAL
HEALTH CARE FACILITY:
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
implement, and administer policies and procedures to ensure accountability
of key administrators for their operational areas.
employ, control, and discharge 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. Formulate, organize, and establish 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,
oversee 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, assist 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 establish 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 maintain the institutional practice plan, a system to monitor a
clinicians time on the job, and report 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 review 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 manage and control 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 submit same to the Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer.
purchases and authorize 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 Officer-of-the-Day.
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 DOCS, 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 in DOCS 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