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Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity – Candidates must have permanent status as an Infection Control Nurse, Grade 19, and be eligible for later transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. In order to be eligible for 70.1 transfer, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the SG-19 level AND must possess license and current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State.
Provisional Opportunity -
In the event that there is no valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following qualifications may be provisionally appointed:
Open to Current State Employees:
You must be a qualified employee of New York State AND have two years of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Health Care Surveyor 1 (Nursing), Health Services Nurse, or in a professional nursing title allocated to Grade 16 or higher
You must have a license and current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State AND have two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience AND meet one of the following requirements:
Either 1. a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing, nursing administration, the biological sciences, public health, epidemiology, public administration in a health care area, health care administration, or hospital services administration;
Or 2. two additional years of nursing experience in which 50% of your time was spent in the administration, development, or implementation of an infection control program;
Or 3. a current national certificate in infection control issued by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., 5.55 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202; (414) 918-9796 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be found at http://www.cbic.org/.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Please note: Continued employment as an Infection Control Nurse is dependent upon maintenance of permanent licensure and registration. Loss of nursing licensure and/or current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State will result in action to remove you from the position.
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 employment.
If appointed, you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide 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 lose the ability to bill through Medicare or Medicaid, you may be terminated from employment.
Duties Description As an Infection Control Nurse, you would have responsibility for an infection control and prevention program, ensuring its adherence to established infection control standards and policies, and developing an infection control risk assessment and plan, in addition to education programs for patients and staff. You would report on the effectiveness of the program by gathering, analyzing, and presenting infection data, facts, and trends to stakeholders. You would serve in a liaison capacity between all departments and Infection Control Committees or hospital departments responsible for infection control and prevention services.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements
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 may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
The posted hiring rate reflects the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 19 ($63,323) and a Geographic Pay Differential ($12,000). The posted job rate reflects the sum of the statutory job rate for PS&T Grade 19 ($80,429) and a Geographic Pay Differential ($12,000).
Effective December 10, 2021, OMH hospital employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
400 Forest Avenue
Notes on ApplyingPlease 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 Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address noted above.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.