#315 Healthcare Program Specialist – Home and Community Based Services (#16163)

Based in Albany, this individual will assist senior staff in the New York State Department of Health, in implementing, designing and evaluating healthcare reform initiatives with primary responsibility for initiatives that integrate vulnerable populations into managed care, such as the transition of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) Waiver Program participants into Managed Long Term Care Plans.  Duties include but not limited to: assist in a broad range of program implementation, planning, reporting, management, and evaluation of program activities.  Development of policies, regulations and procedures; maintain policy and procedures manuals, training materials, requests of proposals, and progress reports (monthly, quarterly and annually).  Provide technical assistance to stakeholders, local social service districts, other state agencies, beneficiaries, providers, and advocacy groups; assist in the timely resolution of operational problems.  Participate in a quality monitoring, which may include reviewing serious reportable incidents; tracking fair hearing actions; and collecting, analyzing and monitoring quality data.  Provide staff support to internal and external work groups including preparation of meeting agendas, briefing materials and summary reports of key decisions, outstanding issues, and options for next steps.  Assist in the transition of Waiver Program participants into the Managed Long Term Care Plans/Settings.


  • Superior organizational, analytical and communication (both written and verbal) skills with the ability to present findings to interested parties with diverse backgrounds.
  • The ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • The ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Proficient in the use of standard office technology and Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • The ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks, projects and rapidly changing priorities.
  • The ability to travel within NYS as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social welfare, psychology, health administration, nursing, public health, or other health care related profession or a closely related field, required.  Master’s degree in public health, or a field that is closely related to public health care, preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in health care, required; will consider a relevant Master’s degree in lieu of one year of experience.
  • Experience with New York’s Medicaid home and community-based service delivery system, preferred.
  • Experience with, or a knowledge of, NYS public health insurance programs (e.g., Medicaid, Managed Care, CHPlus, and FHPlus) and Medicare, preferred.

IPRO offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Interested candidates must note the position # identified in the title line when applying for this position.
Please submit a resume, along with a cover letter (which should include salary requirements or history to):

Attn: Human Resources
1979 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY 11042-1002
Fax: (516) 403-5985

While we are grateful for all interest expressed in employment with IPRO, only qualified candidates being considered will be contacted.

IPRO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.