Registered Nurse (Health Department)


October 24, 2022


(This is a competitive class position.) 


Dr. Carol Smith, Commissioner of Health
239 Golden Hill Lane, Kingston, New York 12401 


Registered Nurse(Health Department) / Provisional / Full-Time/ Benefited


GH Office Building


$37.65 / hour (Grade N17)


November 15, 2022
(When such a vacancy is announced, employees who wish to be considered shall be allowed to file appropriate notice within ten (10) working days following the announcement of the vacancy.)                                                   

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  An employee in this class provides professional nursing care and instruction to clients of the Ulster County Health Department.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a Supervising Public Health Nurse or other designated supervisory personnel.  Assignments are received in the form of patient care plans from Public Health Nurses; or on occasion, in the form of referrals from physicians, family members, hospitals, the patient or other community agencies.  Within each assignment, leeway is allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in technical details.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of Home Health Aide or students.  Does related work as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND  PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the current principles, practices and techniques of public health nursing; working knowledge of community resources available to patients and of the administrative organization of community facilities; skill in the application of current nursing procedures and techniques of patient care; ability to coordinate nursing care for individuals, families and groups; ability to train and supervise auxiliary personnel; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and function effectively as a member of a treatment team; ability to accept and utilize professional guidance and to follow oral and written directions; ability to prepare reports and correspondence; ability to keep clear and accurate records; ability to perform duties in accordance with the ANA Code for professional nurses; ability to communicate effectively; sound professional judgment; accuracy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: :  Possession of a license, and current registration, issued by the State of New York to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.