Risk Management Assistant- ECMCC

Modified: March 9, 2018 3:47pm

invites applications for the position of:

Risk Management Assistant- ECMCC

#63-726 - Open Competitive (open to the public)

Salary: $40,500 - $49,500 Annually
Opening Date: March 9, 2018
Closing Date: April 4, 2018
Application fee: $20.00

Residence Requirements:

THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS EXAMINATION.  There is one anticipated vacancy at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation.

Examples of Duties:

A Risk Management Assistant- ECMCC performs complex administrative support services of a higher-level of responsibility for the Office of the General Counsel at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation;

Assists in the set-up, monitoring and regulatory reporting of medical malpractice claims;

Maintains medical malpractice loss run for submission to auditors and actuaries;

Performs research, collection and submission of in-depth discovery for medical malpractice claims;

Assists with the coordination of witness testimony for corporate litigation;

Tracks, distributes and follows up on subpoenas issued to employees and the Corporation and court papers served to patients;

Issues certificates of self-insurance plan coverage for general and/or professional liability and assists with litigation support;

Prepares annual insurance applications for approval;

Participates in preparing and maintaining records related to indemnity, disbursement accounting, general liability, litigation support, compliance, financial and statistical records, loss prevention initiatives, and Health

Provider Network mandatory reporting;

Coordinates and participates in the completion of facility applications for court or agency authority to provide substituted consent for patient for surgery or major medical treatment;

Monitors legal status paperwork for behavioral health patients to ensure no lapse in legal status;

Processes facility applications and coordinates transportation to court hearings for behavioral health patients regarding the administration of psychotropic medication or other treatment over the patient's objectionor retention of patient for involuntary hospitalization over patient's objection;

Serve as a liaison between the facility, outside legal counsel and Mental Hygiene Legal Services with respect to behavioral health patient legal status matters;

Works with various departments to develop new risk management programs;

Assists in the compilation and development of policies and procedures.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must meet one of the following requirements on or before the date of the written test:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of professional* or paraprofessional** experience as a paralegal or in financial management, business, public or personnel administration or closely related field; or:

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree or sixty (60) semester credit hours and four (4) years of professional* or paraprofessional** experience as a paralegal or in financial management, business, public or personnel administration or closely related field; or:

C) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) years of professional* or paraprofessional** experience as a paralegal or in financial management, business, public or personnel administration or closely related field; or:

D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C).


1. *Professional experience is experience which requires specialized and theoretical knowledge usually acquired through college education or through that experience and other training which provides comparable knowledge. Professional experience in general involves independence of action and personal responsibility for actions.

2. **Paraprofessional experience requires performance of work activities that involve the performance of routine duties in a supportive role to a professional, usually requiring less training and/or experience than normally required for professional status.

3. Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting the experience requirements.

4. Your degree and/or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. A grade of "D" or better is necessary for a course to be credited as successfully completed. If your degree and/or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside of the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to this Department for a list of acceptable companies providing this service; you must pay the required evaluation fee.

Notice to Candidates: Transcripts will now be accepted by the Department of Personnel ONLY at time of application.
All subsequent transcripts must be submitted at time of interview.

Examination date:

May 12, 2018

Applications Must Be Postmarked or Hand Delivered By:

April 4, 2018

The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However,candidates may find information in the publication "How to take a written test" helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm


Subjects of Examination:

Subjects of Examination: A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas:

1. Office management

These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, organizing and controlling the activities of an office and directing those performing office activities so as to achieve predetermined objectives such as accomplishing office work within reasonable limits of time, effort and cost expenditure. Typical activities may include but will not be restricted to: simplifying and improving procedures, increasing office efficiency, improving the office work environment and controlling office supplies.

2. Office record keeping

These questions test your ability to perform common office record keeping tasks. The test consists of two or more "sets" of questions, each set concerning a different problem. Typical record keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several sources; scheduling; maintaining a record system using running balances; or completion of a table summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents. You should bring with you a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone.

3. Preparing written material

These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.

4. Supervision

These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.

5. Understanding and interpreting written material

These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret written material. You will be presented with brief reading passages and will be asked questions about the passages. You should base your answers to the questions only on what is presented in the passages and not on what you may happen to know about the topic.

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES:  It is recommended that candidates use a quiet, hand held, solar or battery powered calculator.  Devices with typewriter keyboards, "Spell Checkers", “Personal Digital Assistants", "Address Books", "Language Translators", "Dictionaries", or any similar devices are prohibited.  You may not bring books or other reference materials.


A $20.00 filing fee is required for this exam. The required fee must accompany your application. Send or bring check or money order made payable to Erie County Personnel Department and write the examination number(s) on your check or money order. Do not send or bring cash, as the County cannot be responsible for cash payment. As no refund will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified.