Minimum Qualifications License and current NYS registration as a Professional Nurse and five years of post-licensure health care, public health, community health, or other nursing experience in an appropriate facility setting as defined below. Three years of this experience must have been providing direct patient care in a licensed health care facility, and two years of this experience must have been in nursing supervision, or working in the capacity of a nurse administrator as defined below.
1. Qualifying experience includes nursing experience in the following health care or medical settings: facility or entity licensed and regulated by a state government entity; facility for the mentally disabled as defined by New York State Mental Hygiene Law; health care facility under the jurisdiction of the federal government (e.g., VA/military hospitals); or an agency involved in the regulation or accreditation of health care facilities or agencies (e.g. state departments of health, HCFA, JCAHO). A medical facility for the purpose of this examination includes general or governmental hospitals and hospital clinics; nursing homes; diagnostic and treatment centers; licensed ambulatory surgery centers; assisted living facilities, adult care residential facilities, rehabilitation facilities, including intermediate care facilities for developmentally disabled; hospice agencies and units; home health care agencies; end-stage renal disease clinics; health maintenance organizations; and psychiatric hospitals.
2. Experience in nursing supervision as defined as responsibility for the oversight and supervision of nursing staff and responsibility as a Unit Nurse Manager or for facility or agency-wide services or programs (examples include Quality Assurance, Risk Management, Infection Control) or for integrating the activities of individual staff into a team initiative to evaluate, assess and assure adherence to appropriate standards and policies (oversight of one or more interdisciplinary teams is required) or for their designees (individual experience as a reviewer will not be deemed qualifying). In all of the above, experience must include ensuring appropriate staffing patterns; establishing work schedules; providing guidance, direction, training and preparing performance evaluations for subordinate staff.
3. Experience in nursing administration is defined as responsibility for establishing policies and procedures in a setting defined in 1 above.
4. Experience in a physician’s office, or a correctional facility, or as a school nurse is not qualifying.
Duties Description Participate in a range of activities, which might include conducting complaint investigations or on-site surveys of health care settings and providers to determine compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations. May serve as part of a survey team and may be responsible for the facilitation of team operations. These positions require fieldwork.
Additional Comments Maintaining licensure and registration is a condition of continued employment. In addition to passing the NYS examination for this title, to retain certain positions, candidates must also be certified through an appropriate federal testing process.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingThe NYS Department of Health has an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions and will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligible are needed. For more information and to download an NYS-Application form please visit: https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc-cr/decentralized/20-969.cfm