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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/04/19

Applications Due01/06/20

Vacancy ID63023

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleNurse 3, Psychiatric, Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center, P19073

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $70726 to $87577 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation To Be Determined

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center

1010 East and West Road

City Buffalo


Zip Code14224

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had permanent competitive service as a Nurse 3 (Psychiatric) or Nurse 3 Psychiatric (all parenthetics) and be eligible for transfer; OR in a comparable title and eligible for Section 70.1 or 70.4 transfer.

Open Competitive/Continuous Recruitment Opportunity:

Nurse 3 Psychiatric is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed will receive a temporary appointment. To apply as an open competitive candidate, please complete the New York State Application ( ) and submit it with your other application materials.

Candidates appointed temporary must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are found not qualified, or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.

To qualify for this position, you MUST meet the following requirements:

You must be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State and have a bachelor's degree in nursing OR present a notarized letter from the registrar as proof of status as a matriculated senior in a baccalaureate nursing program (you must obtain your degree within one year of the date of appointment or action will be taken to remove you from the position), AND have two years of full-time post-RN licensure clinical nursing experience with individuals, at least 50% of whom have been diagnosed with mental illness, alcoholism, or chemical dependency; OR a master's degree or doctorate in nursing and one year of full-time post-RN licensure clinical nursing experience.

Duties Description As a Nurse 3 (Psychiatric), you would provide direct nursing care to patients with the most severe or complicated psychiatric, chemical dependency, and/or medical problems and act as a consultant, teacher and resource person to lower level nurses and other direct care staff. You are expected to operate with a considerable degree of independence and use professional judgment in solving all but the most difficult nursing care problems.


1. If you fail to maintain your license and/or registration once
you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from
the position.

2. 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.

3. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled
Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a
National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the
National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES);
and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to
allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and
Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill
through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from
your employment.

Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Additional Comments:

Posted Salary Range includes a Geographic Differential ($8,000) added to the statutory hiring rate ($70,726).

Additional compensation may apply based on shift assignment.

This position is for an evening shift.

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

Name Human Resources


Fax 716-816-2554

Email Address


Street Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center

400 Forest Avenue

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14213


Notes on Applying“Please indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the NYS-Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax, or email the Human Resources email address noted above.

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