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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/07/18

Applications Due07/06/18

Vacancy ID54022

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade661

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $79184 to $100091 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be employed by New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.

Transfer Opportunity:
Candidates must be permanent in the Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR candidates must be eligible to transfer via Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title within one M grade (or two salary grades) of the M-1 (Grade 25) level.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator, M-1, position. Under the general direction of the Mental Health Program Manager 1 (Chief Executive Nursing Officer), the Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator will be responsible for driving the implementation of Evidenced Based and Best Nursing Practices throughout OMH system of care and serving as statewide lead on all activities related to the recruitment of nurses for OMH State Operated facilities and programs. The incumbent will participate in ongoing collaborations with Nursing Programs at Colleges and Universities to develop and implement affiliation agreements for clinical placements, and the recruitment of nurses.
Duties Description
Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Works closely with Facility Nursing Leadership, State Operations, Budget, Central Office and Facility Human Resources (HR) staff to identify nursing staffing needs to meet required coverage based upon approved staffing plans for nurses
• Collaborates closely with HR, Nursing Leadership and Deputy Director of Administration of each facility on the development and implementation of strategies tailored to address the recruitment and retention of nurses
• Collaborates with Nursing Programs and colleagues in academia on the development of clinical affiliation agreements to increase the placement of nurses and nurse practitioners at OMH facilities
• Participates in nursing job fairs at colleges and universities and follow up on leads obtained at fairs
• Collaborates with each Facility Nursing Leadership to implement the OMH Nursing Exit Interview Tool to gather data on reasons for nurse turnover during first year of employment
• Compiles information and completes analysis of data gathered from the completion of Nursing Exit Interview Tools that identifies reasons why nurses are leaving and the specific conditions at each facility that is contributing to the turnover of nurses
• Monitors and tracks specific data related to the recruitment and retention of nurses; rates of nurse turnover, vacancy, retention and attrition. Use outcome from various recruitment efforts to inform the selection of tailored strategies to drive retention and recruitment efforts
• Shares analysis and forecast retention and attrition trends for individual facilities
• Collaborates closely with the Administrator of the Nures Development Program (NDP) and HWRI programs to drive uptake on all available tuition reimbursement resources allocated by OMH and Federal grants to grow our own nurses and increase the number of nurses with BSN degree
• Promotes ongoing educational opportunities for nurses to increase the number of OMH nurses with Board Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Infection Prevention
• Develop, provide, and/or arrange for in-service education and training for Psychiatric Center nursing staff on best practices and interventions to better prepare long term individuals for placement in skilled nursing facilities.
• Demonstrates and teaches proper techniques for nursing procedures that require greater skill or knowledge, such as social learning or psychiatric rehabilitation technologies; applying dressings for patients with necrotic areas or artificial body openings; and treating those with terminal cancer
• Serves as a teacher and resource person to lower level professional nursing staff in their use of specialized equipment, such as suction machines, respiratory equipment, and nasogastric tubes
• May serve on Central Office or hospital-wide committees concerned with patient care issues, i.e., Governing Body, Statewide Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, performance improvement (e.g., continuous quality improvement, total quality management, etc.)
• Serves as Central Office Nursing Services lead on workgroups with the CNOs or designee in developing clinical protocols, nursing policies and procedures.
• Collaborates with Quality Management(QM), Pharmacy, and Nursing Service in assessing and implementing appropriate interventions for decreasing medications events and variances
• Collaborates with QM to drive implementation and uptake on the use of Lean Methodology to improve efficiencies in the Nursing Services Departments at OMH facilities and in the Office of Coordinated Nursing Services.
• Facilitate trainings, track and drive individual facilities use of the Lippincott program for the completion of nursing competencies
• Perform consultation, demonstration and on-the-spot education of more effective psychiatric and medical nursing interventions to all levels of direct care staff to improve the quality of patient care
• Participate in committee meetings and other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, collaborative problem solving skills, strong knowledge of Evidenced Based Nursing Practices and the use of innovation strategies to drive recruitment and retention of nurses.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Deborah Pariseau


Fax 518-486-3897



Street New York State Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #54022 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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