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Medical Services Specialist

Title Medical Services Specialist (RN)

The Suffolk County Department of Social services is looking for experienced Registered Nurses to conduct assessments for medically eligible clients receiving Medicaid home care services.  The Medical Service Specialist authorizes, discontinues or denies home care services based on physician’s orders, assessments and New York State regulations.  The job requires a substantial amount of field work and requires an individual to exercise independent initiative and judgment.

This is a full time job, no weekend work (37 1/2 hours per week, reduces to 35 hours after one year) with a comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include membership in the New York State Retirement System, medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, 12 paid holidays and mileage reimbursement.

Location The main office is located in Ronkonkoma.

Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing or other health or human services field. 

2 years experience as a registered professional nurse in home health care and/or the review of home health care services for medical necessity or in the delivery of preventive health care services. 

Registered Nurse’s license issued by NYS.

Suffolk County residency is required for employment.

Responsibilities Performs medical case management functions in accordance with established policies and procedures; Reviews medical reports to determine the nature of medical care requested; Recommends special and complex items of medical care and services in conformity with established departmental policies and procedures; Works closely with hospital discharge planners; Establishes and maintains close contact with physicians and allied professional personnel and informs them of new and revised policies and procedures of the department; Reviews and makes recommendations for revisions of medical policies and procedures as they relate to home care in accordance with the changing needs of overall medical treatment plans.
Special Requirements At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a Registered Nurses license issued by the state of New York. Employees must also possess and maintain a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation requirements of the job.
Exam Announcement/Application Procedure

Continuous Recruitment 
Annual Salary - $68,460 - Grade 23 - Step 6

Click here for more details:
Suffolk County Civil Service Exam Announcement

Press releases, examination announcement summary, examination announcements, expanded subtest descriptions (when available), and job specifications can be obtained from the Suffolk County Civil Service Homepage.

To request an exam application contact:
Suffolk County Department of Civil Service Information Unit, fax number (631) 853-4796.


Page updated 05/29/19


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