Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 08/01/22
Applications Due: 08/15/22
Vacancy ID: 109623

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleCommunity Mental Health Nurse

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade19

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

Salary RangeFrom $64589 to $82036 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Kings

Street Address 750 Vandalia Avenue

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11239

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Eligible List: Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.


Transfer: Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.


Temporary: Community Mental Health Nurse is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not currently on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. Candidates who receive a temporary appointment must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. To qualify, candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State or possess a limited permit to practice nursing in New York State. (You must obtain your New York State license within one year of the date of appointment or action will be taken to remove you from the position.) AND have a bachelor's or higher degree in one of the areas listed below*; AND two years of professional clinical nursing experience, including at least one year as described below **; OR have 30 college credits in the areas listed below* IN ADDITION TO an Associate's degree in nursing or completion of a three-year nursing program AND three years of professional clinical nursing experience, including at least one year as described below **

* Acceptable areas include nursing, health care administration, public administration in a health care area, public health, community mental health, community mental health counseling, psychology, sociology, biology, social work or human services. The 30 credits may include up to two statistics courses. Courses/degrees in physical education, recreation therapy, English, history, math, anthropology, languages, etc. are NOT acceptable.

** One year of experience in providing direct services to individuals diagnosed with mental illness, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, or alcohol or substance abuse in a COMMUNITY SETTING, e.g., a halfway house, visiting nurse, or a community clinic. SUBSTITUTION: A master's degree in community mental health may be substituted for this experience only.


Qualifying experience includes experience in working with individuals with I/DD and ideally have experience in developing nursing and health policy within an agency, analysis of quantitative data resulting in reports and/or visual aids, constructing databases and/or leveraging platforms to design data collection strategies and familiarity with data analysis software.

Duties Description The candidate will work as a nursing supervisor in Brooklyn DDSO and be responsible for 5 IRA (Cluster 2) houses and may function as a residential nurse as needed.
• Ensure nursing case management of 5 IRA homes with a caseload of 30-35 individuals
• Oversee and supervise RNs and LPNs who will provide supervision to the AMAP staff in their role in providing Direct Support Assistants health care per the nurse Act Exemption.
• Ensure all medical follow-up is done timely
Responsible for in-service on nursing plans and other staff development and oversight as required, not limited to: medication administration which are vital activities to regular operations.
• Engage in orientation and mentoring of new RNs and LPNs
• Complete evaluations
• Monitor/Complete nursing audit for the cluster, work closely with NA / NPC and Team to review findings, develop plan of correction

Monitors individual’s medical/health needs and services.
• Interacts with primary, medical specialists, various clinical staff as necessary.
• Advocate for individuals’ health care needs
• Maintains ongoing communication with med liaison/designee
• Provides support to residential staff in maintaining health services for the individuals.
• Utilizes appropriate reporting mechanisms/chain of command in responding to individual and/or staff issues

• Responds to emergency requests as soon as possible (within and outside caseload).
• Completes nursing assessments and related documentation e.g. RN Notes, nursing log book, etc. thoroughly and within established time frames.
• Provides individual-specific nursing interventions.
• Responds to staff questions regarding individual specific medical/nursing issues.
• PONS are current (for caseload) and signed by staff. All PONS are maintained in computer files.
• Provides health related training/consultation to residential staff.
• Annually for everyone in your caseload, completes: review of medical section ISP, medication audit (each home/day program)
Obtain individual’s informed consent for medications, as per BDDSOO Policy.
• Completes required medication error documentation and staff medication error remediation

Maintains professional skills
• Attends Nursing Discipline meetings.
• Attends/completes on-line mandated DDSO training, as well as available discipline specific training.
• Identifies problems and/or opportunities for personal and/or nursing department improvement (s) and contributes to the development of an action plan.
• Completes special projects/assignments

Additional Comments • ADDITIONAL SALARY: $3,026 (Downstate Adjustment) $35,000 (Geographic Pay Differential)

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.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

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

Contact Information

Name Brooklyn DDSO Human Resources

Telephone 7186426310


Email Address


Street 750 Vandalia Avenue

City Brooklyn

State NY

Zip Code 11239


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter and resume. Please reference the EOA #22-53 in all correspondence.