Minimum Qualifications 1. Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer.
2. Eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a designated title determined by the New York State Department of Civil Service.
For eligible 70.1 information, visit the Career Mobility Office at: http://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/title-search/titlesearch_action.cfm
The current Nurse 2 Civil Service List for this location and shift will be canvassed
Duties Description The Nurse 2 will provide New Employee Orientation training required for over 400 employees a year, as well as necessary trainings for seasoned staff. The classes instructed by the Nurse 2 include CPR, Maintaining Good Health and nutritional topics. In addition, the Nurse 2 plans, coordinates and conducts the Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP) training necessary for new employees and seasoned staff to administer medications to individuals. The Nurse 2 is also responsible for RN In-service Training for newly hired RNs and LPNs. The Nurse 2 shall conduct additional training sessions and duties as assigned.
This position is shared across the two Districts and 50% travel should be expected.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Instruct Medication Administration classes for all new employees as well as returning employees as needed.
• Provide Maintaining Good Health Training to new employees.
• Provide Medication Remediation for employees.
• Provide training around the Medication Policy & Transcription procedures.
• Provide LPN training for new LPNs.
• Provide RN training for new RNs.
• Utilize Medication Administration Certification Record Keeping Procedure.
• Attain instructor certification for Basic Life Support.
• Support N95 fit testing for new employees.
• Be able to learn and use the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) to update and maintain employees training records.
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 application
• 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 accommodations (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 firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain information and RA forms. Staff on approved vacation, personal leave and/or holiday leave will be considered on duty for bidding purposes.
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentaid.gov/publicservice
• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas, and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.
• As a participating agency in the Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program (HWB), direct care employees may be eligible to earn up to $3000 in bonuses for qualifying service if they meet specific requirements including continuous service during the appropriate vesting periods. For more information on the program, please contact 716-517-2057.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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