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TENTATIVE

Occ Code 5525950

 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VETERANS HOME NURSING,

GRADE 23

5525950

DIRECTOR, VETERANS HOME NURSING 1, M-1

5525960

DIRECTOR, VETERANS HOME NURSING 2, M-2

5525970

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

            Positions in this class series are senior managers of a nursing program at a New York State Veterans Home, whose role encompasses all facets of management and administration, budgeting and organizational analyses.  Incumbents of these positions develop and adhere to the nursing departments budget, provide quality care to patients while meeting all applicable laws and regulations, oversee the departments day-to-day activities, and collaborate with other facility managers.

 

            Positions in this series are classified only at New York State Veterans Homes operated by the New York State Department of Health (DOH).

 


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VETERANS HOME NURSING: managerial; responsible for specific program areas assigned by the Director, Veterans Home Nursing 1, or Director, Veterans Home Nursing 2;  assist in the planning, organizing, and controlling of a large Nursing Department providing complex nursing service.

 

DIRECTOR, VETERANS HOME NURSING 1:  managerial; direct and manage the Nursing Department of skilled nursing facilities while developing, assessing, implementing, and evaluating all clinical care and services to promote and protect the welfare of residents.

 

DIRECTOR, VETERANS HOME NURSING 2:  managerial; perform facility-wide administrative functions, in addition to directing the nursing department

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

            Nurse Administrators 1 assist and supervise nursing staff in the provision of nursing services and quality therapeutic care to a group of units/wards.

 

            Nurse Administrators 2 typically supervise one or more Nurse Administrators 1 in the administration of a facilitys nursing department.  Positions in this class are the administrators of the nursing program, supervising and assigning the work of lower level nurses, ensuring the carrying out of nursing care standards and proper training and evaluation of nursing care.

           

            Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinators are fund in the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD).  Incumbents of this position act as assistants to Directors of Nursing in providing supervision of nursing staff and the development of nursing policies and standards.

 

            Deputy Administrator, Veterans Home are found in the non-competitive class only at New York State Veterans Homes to function as the assistant director to the facility.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

Associate Director, Veterans Home Nursing

 

Support the Director, Veterans Home Nursing.

 

Assist in the planning, organization, and control of large nursing departments providing complex nursing services.

 

 

Supervise subordinate staff.

 

Director, Veterans Home Nursing 1 & 2

 

May perform all of the same duties and functions as an Associate Director, Veterans Home Nursing.

 

Provide direction to staff.

 

Strategically plan Veterans Homes nursing services.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Associate Director Veterans Home Nursing

 

Open Competitive:  a license and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State and three years post-licensure geriatric nursing experience in a geriatric facility, two years of which must be clinical geriatric experience; and one year of which must be geriatric nursing administrative/management experience.

 

Substitution:  a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Health Care, Health Services Administration, Nursing or Public Administration may be substituted for the one year of the administrative/management experience.

 

Director Veterans Home Nursing 1 & 2

 

Note that the minimum qualifications for both levels are the same. 

 

Open Competitive:  A license and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State and either a Bachelors Degree in Nursing or a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Health Care, Health Services Administration or Public Administration; and four years of post-licensure geriatric nursing experience in a geriatric facility having at least 100 beds, two years of which must be clinical geriatric nursing experience; and two years of which must be geriatric nursing administrative/management experience.

 

Substitution:  A Masters Degree in Nursing may be substituted for one year of the geriatric nursing administrative/management experience.

 

Date:  5/10

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.