Duties Description This Nurse 2 will address training needs within community IRA’s and Day Program sites across Broome DDSOO. Working closely with Nursing Administration they will assist in the development and implementation of an on-the-job training program for Nursing personnel. They will be assigned tasks related to assist in providing routine and as-needed training and support of Nursing Department staff within the DDSOO. Mileage is reimbursed per Office of State Comptroller rules and regulations if/when a vehicle from the fleet is unavailable.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Function in the role of a Nurse 2 as assigned.
• Provide training on various nursing topics such as medical emergencies, non-emergency medical situations, medication administration, and documentation to unlicensed and licensed direct care staff, to ensure that quality nursing services are provided to individuals.
• Assist Nursing Administration in identifying and addressing knowledge deficits and/or documentation vulnerabilities, as it relates to nursing, across the DDSOO; which will include preparing and submitting data reports for administrative review, routinely.
• Provide annual update and as needed training, related to Nursing department tasks/assignments, to employees.
• Provide training and mentoring to Nursing department staff as necessary, such as how to write an effective Plan of Nursing Service, MOLST, the SDMC process etc. This will include on-site shadowing and remote support to nurse case managers.
• Assist in communicating with medical providers, community vendors or agencies, when necessary, to promote quality services.
• Other duties as assigned. Ability to adjust schedule to meet operational needs is essential, as is a willingness to travel to various worksites as assigned.
Specific duties discussed during interview including description of case load and travel involved.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Ensures compliance with the Taconic DDSOO Policy/Procedures and regulatory requirements
• Completion of nursing procedures/tasks and nursing assessments
• Provides nursing care oversight, charts health status, transcribes physicians’ orders accurately, and ensures appropriate medication orders and follow up appointments are communicated within the IRA
• Serves as a member of the inter-disciplinary team
• Provides clinical supervision to LPN’s as well as nursing guidance to the Direct Support staff
NOTE: You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel is a part of the duties involved in this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.
Additional Comments • Please note, the posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 16 ($54,903), along with any special salary treatments in effect for this position in this location, such as a Geographic Differential ($12,000), an Increased Hiring Salary ($5,376). The posted maximum salary (Job Rate) includes the previously mentioned Geographic Differential.
• This position may also be filled at the Nurse 1 level. Candidates hired at the entry-level title (Nurse 1) may be advanced to the full-performance level (Nurse 2) following satisfactory completion of one-year of service. To be eligible for appointment to Nurse 1, candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State, possess a limited permit to practice nursing in New York State, or be eligible to enter the examination for such license AND have a score that is reachable for appointment on the Nurse 1 eligible list. The hiring rate for Nurse 1 in this location is $75,869, which includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 14 ($49,202) along with any special salary treatments in effect for this position in this location, such as a Geographic Differential ($12,000), an Increased Hiring Salary ($4,996).
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NYS offers Incredible Benefits!
Paid Holidays and Leave
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially.
• Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.
• Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.
Health Care Coverage
Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.
Participate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation.
Professional Development and Education and Training
NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit https://goer.ny.gov/training-and-professional-development.
Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit https://oer.ny.gov/public-service-workshops-program-pswp.
• Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.
• Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.
• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support services to address their personal needs.
• Life insurance and Disability insurance.
• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
As of 10/12/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
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