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)
The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Nurse 1 (Substitute) position at the New York State School for the Blind (NYSSB). The NYSSB provides educational and residential services to students who are blind and have additional disabilities. Under the direction of the Nurse Administrator 1, major responsibilities of this position will 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 be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State, possess a limited permit to practice nursing in New York State, OR be eligible to enter the examination for such license. 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 Department 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, or possess a limited permit to practice nursing in New York State, or be eligible to enter the examination for such a license. Failure to obtain a license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse within one (1) year of employment will result in removal from employment. After one (1) year of employment, failure to maintain a license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse will result in removal from employment. Every effort is made to give 24-hour prior notice. Hours will vary depending on the shift. First shift hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, second shift hours are Sunday through Thursday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and third shift hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Applicants will be contacted when a vacancy is available. Qualified candidates should send a completed Application for NYS Examinations (https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf), resume, and letter of interest to email@example.com (Email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (Nurse 1 Sub - Batavia) of the position in all correspondence and in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by NYSED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.