Head Nurse / Nurse Supervisor
Civil Service Job: Yes
Head Nurse $23.84 (PT/Sub), Nurse Supervisor $25.47 (PT/Sub)
Information on the Head Nurse / Nurse Supervisor position
VACANCIES: The eligible lists established as a result of these examinations will be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Department of Nursing Homes.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED CONTINUOUSLY AND EXAMINATIONS ARE HELD PERIODICALLY AS APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.
(HEAD NURSE)--The work involves directing nursing service activities including the preparation of nursing care plans in a patient care unit of the County Department of Nursing Homes. The work is performed under the supervision of a Nurse Supervisor. Supervision is exercised over the work of registered nurses, practical nurses, nurse aides, volunteers, and clerical employees.
(NURSE SUPERVISOR)--The work involves directing nursing service activities in two or more patient care units in a facility of the County Department of Nursing Homes. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Nursing Services. Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate nursing personnel.
FEE REQUIRED: The State Civil Service Law requires our office to collect a processing fee from each applicant. The amount of the fee is fifteen dollars ($15) per applicant for Each examination applied for, payable at the time of filing of the application form, by check (personal or certified) or money order, payable to the “Cattaraugus County Treasurer”. Cash Will Not Be Accepted. Applicants whose personal checks are returned for insufficient funds will not be considered as candidates. Applicants must record the Examination Number(s) and Title(s) on their checks. Refunds of fees will not be issued to applicants who are disqualified for not meeting the minimum qualifications for admittance to the examination or who do not appear for testing on the scheduled test date. Therefore, Do Not Apply for an examination if you are not sure that you meet the minimum qualifications. Application Fees shall be waived for candidates that are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household or are receiving public assistance and may be downloaded from our website here.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (HEAD NURSE)
Possession of a current license to practice as a registered professional nurse issued by the State of New York.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (NURSE SUPERVISOR)
Possession of a current license to practice as a registered professional nurse issued by the State of New York and one year of nursing experience.
Note: Experience as referenced above refers to full time, paid experience. Paid experience gained on a part-time basis will be pro-rated to determine eligibility. Therefore candidates must be specific when reporting number of hours worked.
SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION
The only subject of examination will be an evaluation of your training and experience. You are, therefore, asked to include in your application a summary of all-pertinent training and experience in sufficient detail so that your background may be evaluated against the duties of the position.
In your summary of training include all college course work, formal in-service training, and seminars you have attended. You must specify either the number of credits received or the number of contact hours and dates of attendance. Also include a copy of your professional license or documentation indicating eligibility for licensure. Specify the date that your license was first issued.
In your summary of experience you must specify the dates of your employment, the number of hours worked per week, your title, and the main duties for each. Be specific; vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor. Candidates who submit incomplete applications or documentation may be disqualified.
ELIGIBLE LISTS: Candidates who are successful in this examination and who meet the qualifications will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or on which they took the examination. The names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for (1) one year.
THIS EXAMINATION IS ANNOUNCED AND WILL BE RATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 23-2 OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW YORK STATE CIVIL SERVICE LAW, RULES AND REGULATIONS DEALING WITH THE RATING OF EXAMINATIONS WILL APPLY TO THIS EXAMINATION.
Veterans: Disabled and non-disabled war veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veterans’ credits. Candidates who wish to claim veterans’ credits on an examination should request an application and information sheet from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Commission. Veterans’ application forms will also be available upon request at the examination center. The completed forms must be received before the eligible list for the examination is established in order to utilize additional credits.
Effective January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted veteran’s credit in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional credit. No credit may be granted after the establishment of the list. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide appropriate documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war, as defined in Section 85 of Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran’s credits.
Enacted for all eligible lists established after 1/1/2014 War-time Veterans who had previously used non-disabled veterans credits for appointment or promotion and are subsequently certified by the Veteran’s Administration as disabled veterans may be again be eligible for additional exam credits.
In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.
APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and may be obtained from the Civil Service Commission web page, click here for a direct link.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY -- AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Reissued: January 2014
Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer