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Occ. Code 5555500




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





Positions in this class plan, direct, and supervise the operation and management of the Nursing Department at a correctional facility Regional Medical Center at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).




Under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent of Correctional Health Care Facility, provides administrative supervision to Nurse Administrators and clinical staff; establishes standards for nursing practice; monitors staffing patterns to ensure safe, high level patient care; develops, implements, and monitors risk reduction measures; provides direction for quality assurance to ensure high level patient care practices; and develops and reviews health care programs and policies.




Nurse Administrators provide second level clinical and administrative oversight to subordinate nursing staff.




Establish standards for nursing practice to meet requirements of accrediting agencies.


Provide direct supervision and administrative direction to clinical staff.


·       Establish and implement an organizational plan to accomplish objectives.


·       Coordinate, supervise, and evaluate all activities of nursing personnel in areas of organizational responsibility.


·       Establish professional role expectation based on research findings, health care trends, appropriate legal standards, and professional organizations.


·       Develop and promotes clinical practice/performance in behaviors identified by professional role expectations.


Develop and promote the managerial development of Nurse Administrators within their respective areas.


·       Select, hire, orient, and supervise Nurse Administrators with emphasis on decentralization.


·       Evaluate and provide feedback by performance evaluation, planned meetings, and informal discussions.


Identify the individual and collective needs of nursing staff to optimize professional performance.


Establish and monitor staffing patterns to assure safe, high level patient care.


Determine and justify the need for staffing, material, and environmental resources to deliver high quality patient care for existing and proposed programs.


Develop, implement, and monitor risk reduction measures.


Participate in the organizational Quality Assurance Program to ensure high level patient practices.


·       Provide overall direction for Quality Assurance within nursing areas of clinical responsibility.


·       Monitor problem reporting and resolution based on nursing quality assurance.


·       Collaborate with others in monitoring interdisciplinary patient care practices.


Develop and implement organizational and community programs and policies consistent with accepted standards for health care management and delivery.




Promotion:  Three years of permanent service as a Nurse Administrator 1 AND a bachelors degree or higher in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Community Mental Health, or Health Administration.

Date:  1/18 


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.