THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
2A Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Nurse 1 Substitute, NS (PEF)
Hours for this position will vary: first shift from 7:00am to 3:00pm, second shift from 3:00pm to 11:00pm, or third shift from 11:00pm to 7:00am.
The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Nurse 1 (Substitute) position in the New York State School for the Blind. The NYSSB provides educational and residential services to students who are blind and have additional disabilities. Under the direction of the Nurse Administrator 1, duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide health care to students in the absence of regular staff;
- Perform clinical rounds;
- Record and administer medications promptly;
- Assess health program for service delivery;
- Observe and record symptoms of illness accurately and objectively;
- Treat problems from standing orders;
- Maintain specific health records and reports on each student; and
- Communicate appropriately with students, direct care staff, parents and other health agencies with tact, confidence and in concert with school procedures.
Candidates must have a license AND either a current registration to practice as a Professional Registered Nurse (RN) in New York State OR a limited permit to practice nursing in New York State OR be eligible to enter the examination for such license. Candidates with a limited permit or eligibility to enter the examination must obtain their license within 1 year of appointment. Candidates must have the ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting of children.
This will be a temporary, hourly on-call position. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment. Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense. At the time of hire, Candidates are required to possess a current license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse, a limited permit to practice nursing in New York State, or be eligible to enter the examination for such a license. Continued employment as a Nurse 1 (Substitute) is dependent upon maintaining a license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse. Failure to maintain a license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse will result in removal from employment. Nurse 1 (Substitutes) are notified by phone when services are needed. Every effort is made to give 24-hour prior notice. Hours for this position will vary: first shift from 7:00am to 3:00pm, second shift from 3:00pm to 11:00pm, or third shift from 11:00pm to 7:00am.
Qualified candidates should send a copy of their license, registration, resume, letter of interest, and a completed Civil Service Application for NYS Exams to firstname.lastname@example.org (Email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (BAT-372/00372) of the position in all correspondence and in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. The Civil Service Application for NYS Exams is available at https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf.