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Office of Mental Health

Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health, Family Health, Pediatrics and Psychiatry)

Duties:

As a Nurse Practitioner, you would provide primary health care services working in collaboration with a licensed physician or physicians. You would assess the physical and psychosocial status of clients by means of interview, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. In accordance with a written practice agreement and written practice protocols that include specialty areas and are agreed upon in advance by you and the physician of record, your work may include the diagnosis of illness and physical conditions and the performance of therapeutic and corrective measures. You may also perform employee health examinations in accordance with the practice agreement and practice protocols.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for this position you must have a New York State License to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse; and certification by the New York State Education Department in a specialty**

**Specialty area must coincide with the scope of practice performed by an incumbent; this denotes the appropriate parenthetic.

To Apply:

Apply for Nurse Practitioner VacanciesLeaving OMH site

Note: Applications are continuously accepted for this title irrespective of whether a current vacancy exists.
Please forward a New York State Examination Application (NYS-APP) PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site to:

Office of Mental Health
Central Recruitment Unit/ Exams
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229

Notes:

  1. If you fail to maintain your license and/or registration once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from the position.

  2. In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.

  3. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.

  4. Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. You must pay the required evaluation fee.

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review:

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.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Center for Human Resources Management.