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Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 2, Rockland Psychiatric Center, P18626

As a Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 2, you would work in an evaluation unit which is responsible for the ongoing assessment of services provided to people with mental and developmental disabilities by New York State facilities and programs. Typical functions performed by an evaluation unit include conducting standardized program reviews such as Medical Care Evaluation Studies; producing management information reports based on the collection and analysis of quantitative data relating to program services; designing and conducting studies to measure program need, process, outcome, impact, cost/benefit, effectiveness, and client satisfaction; and preparing written reports for program management on evaluation results and recommended interventions.
Job Function
As a Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 2, you would work in an evaluation unit which is responsible for the ongoing assessment of services provided to people with mental and developmental disabilities by New York State facilities and programs. Typical functions performed by an evaluation unit include conducting standardized program reviews such as Medical Care Evaluation Studies; producing management information reports based on the collection and analysis of quantitative data relating to program services; designing and conducting studies to measure program need, process, outcome, impact, cost/benefit, effectiveness, and client satisfaction; and preparing written reports for program management on evaluation results and recommended interventions.
Salary Range: From $56604 to $71980 Annually
Minimum Qualification
Open to New York State Employees: Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title; OR Candidates must have one year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law; OR Provisional Opportunity: Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree plus two years of program evaluation experience 1 in a human services setting 2. Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained. 1 Program Evaluation Experience is defined as experience in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of methods to measure program (not individual client) needs, process, outcome, and their relationships in terms of objective criteria of effectiveness and efficiency. Qualifying program evaluation experience is considered to be experience in which your primary responsibility is developing data collection instruments and processes, analysis, and reports for agency-wide initiatives, including: incident review patterns and trends; patient admission and discharge reports; monthly and quarterly data collection for regulatory bodies such as the Joint Commission; employee accident reports; overtime utilization; and staff retention. Such functions would involve the following activities: determining appropriate performance indicators for a program or organization; designing client satisfaction surveys; designing outcome measurement instruments and processes; aggregating and analyzing data and presenting the results of the effort in a report; designing and implementing needs assessments processes; leading or facilitating failure mode and effect analysis; root cause analysis; performance improvement projects; and reviewing organizational performance to determine the level of compliance with the standards of oversight agencies. Non-qualifying program evaluation experience is considered to be experience in which your responsibilities include conducting assessments of individual client needs; using existing data collection instruments designed by others; evaluating goal attainment for individual clients; participating in a group analysis or improvement effort led and facilitated by others; administering psychological tests to an individual client; and program evaluation experience limited to the applicant's program(s) and/or programs that do not provide services to a significant number of individuals. 2 A human services setting is considered to be any organization or institution that provides direct care or support services for individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, nursing or rehabilitation facility, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program. Substitution: A master's degree in business, economics, health care administration, hospital administration, public administration, statistics, quantitative analysis, organization management, or a closely related field can be substituted for one year of experience. A doctoral degree in a field with emphasis on evaluation techniques can be substituted for two years of experience.

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