Director, Health Service Medical Service

NYS Dept of Civil Service
Cohoes, New York
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 10, 2022
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

Director, Health Service Medical Service is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Employee Health Service (EHS) including ensuring a quality of practice.   Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supervises and directs the EHS Medical and Administrative Staff;

Reviews work performance and output to evaluate overall efforts, provides feedback, develops, and mentors staff, and implements new procedures which ensure efficient utilization of personnel resources.

Provides overall supervision for EHS occupational health programs and participates in the formulation of statewide occupational health policies and strategic planning for EHS and other NYS agencies.

Performs medical examinations to patients and makes diagnoses of illness and medical problems, reviews and interprets laboratory and medical test reports.

Reviews determinations made by physicians, nurse practitioners and psychologists of candidate medical qualifications and disqualifications for agency referral exams, occupational health examinations, and consultant examinations.

Prepares evaluations and/or makes recommendations related to staffing, hiring, policy development, meetings, cost containment, equipment and other matters related to EHS.

Maintains liaison with other State policy making agencies concerned with occupational health matters.

Serves as Medical Review Officer for the LabCorp contract and orders blood work and drug testing.

Serves as the medical provider for the purposes ordering of medication and vaccines for EHS.

Serves as the medical expert when testifying at legal proceedings or Civil Service appeals.

Some light travel may be involved.




Current, valid license to practice medicine in New York State AND two years of full-time post-licensure medical experience in internal medicine, family medicine, preventative medicine, emergency medicine, or surgery.




Post-licensure medical experience in occupational health.


Ability to read and interpret normal and abnormal EKGs.

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