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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/08/18

Applications Due02/08/19

Vacancy ID57868

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleNurse Practitioner

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade24

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $97187 to $117448 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Any permanent Nurse Practitioner
Selection Criteria: Review of personal history file
Ability to remain emotionally neutral to assaults and attempted assaults
Ability to work effectively within the treatment team
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to serve as a role model
Ability to act independently
Ability to accurately observe and document conditions relating to individuals
welfare and security
Reliability as evidenced by a review of Time and Attendance Records

In a clinical setting, the incumbent will provide diagnostic and therapeutic medical care and services under the
direct supervision of a licensed physician. Typical duties will include:
• Caring for the acute and chronic medical conditions of adults with developmental disabilities - many of
whom have behavioral problems and psychiatric illness in a residential setting
• Works with Psychiatrist to review his consultations of patients with treatment team. Provides psychiatric
medication data for the behavior Support Plan (BSP) in a timely manner to be reviewed by the Behavior
Management Committee (BMC)
• Provides counseling and education to individuals, and works with family members as needed.
• Works with psychologists on informed consent determinations
• Participates on the Emergency Response Team
• Participates in Medical On-Call to provide 24/7 access to clinicians for the campus and for the
community to a lesser extent
• Participation in committee work as needed
• Knowledge of BLS with AED resuscitation
• Ordering appropriate treatment regimens and maintaining monthly orders using the e-prescribing system
and working with the contracted long term care pharmacy
• Performing annual medical assessments and physical exams on assigned individuals including the
ordering and interpretation of routine, diagnostic tests as required
• Maintain medical records in an established format (problem-oriented) with progress notes accurately
reflecting current medical issues and treatments
• Updating the supervising physician/Medical Director on acute problems or unresolved chronic issues
affecting the health and well-being of the individuals served
• Initiate any outside consultations with sub-specialists as needed and work with these consultants to
obtain needed tests and procedures; assist in the preparation of court documents when obtaining
consent for invasive treatments
• Instruct unit personnel and individuals (where applicable) on specific treatment procedures. This will not
include answering any questions about specific diagnoses or proposed treatments
• Participating in multidisciplinary team meetings as required – This involves presentation of patient cases
and discussion of on-call.
• Maintaining a leadership role in applying the Sunmount policies that apply to medical issues, particularly
the blood borne pathogen and infection control policies. This will include assisting the infection
control/compliance officer in training and enforcing all aspects of the blood borne pathogen policy.

Additional Comments Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted
by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional
participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on
maintaining eligibility.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

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

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 18-105 in all correspondence.

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