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1051 Riverside Drive
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for the title;
have one year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
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
Open to the Public
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:
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;
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;
3. A current national certificate in infection control issued by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take and pass the next available Civil Service exam used to fill this position. Candidates appointed provisionally must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are disqualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.
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.
You must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. If you receive an appointment, your continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
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 education programs for patients and staff. 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 ($58,501), an Increased Hiring Salary ($3,651), a Downstate Adjustment ($3,026) and a Geographic Pay Differential ($12,871). The posted job rate reflects the sum of the statutory job rate for PS&T Grade 19 ($74,301), a Downstate Adjustment ($3,026) and a Geographic Pay Differential ($12,871).
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1051 Riverside Drive
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