Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must currently be a Nurse Administrator 1;
2. Must be active and reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Nurse Administrator 1;
3. Eligible for provisional * appointment.
Minimum qualifications for current New York State Employees:
Two years of permanent competitive 55-b/55-b service as follows:
A. Nurse 2, Nurse 2 (Psychiatric), Nurse 2 (Psychiatric – Spanish Language), Nurse 2 (Psychiatric – Chinese Language), Nurse 2 (Manual Communications), Community Mental Health Nurse, Community Mental Health Nurse (Spanish Language), Infection Control Nurse, or Senior Utilization Review Nurse.
B. Two years in any Grade 16 or higher position that requires a license and current New York State registration as a Registered Nurse.
NOTE: *Provisional appointments will only be considered if there are insufficient in-Title and /or Civil Service List candidates.
Duties Description Clinical Supervision of the nursing staff:
• Provides oversight, guidance and training to ensure tasks and standards are met.
• Orientation/mentoring of new CMHNs and RNs.
• Completes evaluations in a timely manner.
• Provides corrective and positive feedback to subordinate staff.
• Demonstrates the ability to advocate for individuals’ health care needs.
• Interacts with primary, medical specialists, various clinical staff, as necessary.
• Sit in interviews of RNs/LPNs as requested.
• Provides guidance and training to newly hired CMHNs/RNs/LPNs.
Ensures adequate nursing staffing:
• Maintains full responsibility for the allocation of resources by creating well-balanced schedules.
• Conducts regular rounds to at least two homes a week to ensure coordination and delivery of nursing care.
Coordinates DDSO-wide Hospital Liaison Function:
• Supervises CMHNs and RNs who complete hospital visits
• Addresses concerns relating to an individual’s care and discharge planning activities for hospitalizations.
Provides technical assistance within the DDSO and voluntary agencies:
• Provides assistance in areas such as recording audit, individual health and safety, infection control and medication administration.
Completes nursing audits at the IRAs/ICF/Day Program:
• Completes record reviews and works closely with NPC to review findings and develop a plan of corrective action.
• Identifies problems and/or opportunities for personal and/or nursing department improvement (s) and contributes to the development of an action plan.
Completes assignments designated by the Nursing Program Coordinator:
• Assists with development, revision and implementation of nursing, medication, DDSO policies and procedures, Plans of Nursing Services, POCAs, etc.
• Completes special assignments designated by the NPC.
• Keeps NPC informed of issues/concerns.
• Notifies NPC of weekly schedules and changes as they occur, using established formats.
Completes other tasks to promote professional development and contribute to the agency:
• Participates in various committees e.g. Medication Error committee, IRC, Traineeship Council, Health and Safety, etc.
• Represents nursing department at workshops, work groups, etc., when requested.
• Attends and Assists in Nursing Discipline meetings.
• Attends/completes on-line mandated DDSO trainings, as well as available discipline specific training.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.