Minimum Qualifications Open Competitive:
Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title.
Transfer Opportunity: Have one year of permanent service as a Community Mental Health Nurse and eligible for transfer; or in a comparable title and eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or 70.4 of Civil Service Law.
Community Mental Health Nurse 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. Candidates who are not currently on the eligible list must submit a New York State Application (https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf) to the Department of Civil Service for scoring. (http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc-cr/20-489.cfm).
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.
You must be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State or possess a limited permit to practice nursing in New York State. (If you have a limited permit, you must obtain your New York State license within one year of the date of appointment or action will be taken to remove you from the position.) AND EITHER:
A bachelor's or higher degree in one of the areas listed below1 AND two years of professional clinical nursing experience, including at least one year as described below2
30 college credits in the areas listed below1 IN ADDITION TO an associate's degree in nursing or completion of a three-year nursing program (attach a copy of your college transcript(s) to your NYS APP) AND three years of professional clinical nursing experience, including at least one year as described below2.
SUBSTITUTION: A master's degree in community mental health may be substituted for this experience only.
Duties Description As a Community Mental Health Nurse, you would work within the framework of a treatment team providing nursing services to individuals diagnosed with mental illness. You would visit the individual's home to identify factors in the social, psychological, and physical environment which may contribute to this individual's disability; make recommendations for emergency or continuing care; suggest alternative treatment plans; teach caretakers/family methods of dealing with emergencies; and provide advice on the availability of medical, social, and housing facilities for the individual in the community. You would intervene in crisis situations and administer emergency treatment; engage in treatment modalities such as health teaching, individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, or milieu therapy as appropriate; work with appropriate community agencies as necessary and ensure a coordinated team treatment plan. You might supervise and counsel paraprofessional and professional personnel in community mental health activities and participate in the staff development and teaching program of the facility.
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 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.
Generous benefit package includes:
Paid vacation leave
Paid personal leave
Paid sick leave
Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision care benefits
Membership in the New York State and Local Employees
Retirement System, and
Posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate ($59,671) for PS&T Grade 19, and a Geographic Pay Differential ($7,000). Maximum salary includes the sum of Job Rate ($75,785), and a Geographic Pay Differential ($7,000).
1.If you fail to maintain your nursing license and/or registration
once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you
from the position.
2.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
You must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. Conditional or restricted license are not acceptable.
Shifts will be 8 hour shifts plus 30 minute meal break.
There are 2 position available. One will have 10% travel.
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