Nurse 2 Psychiatric - Russell E. Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center

TITLE: Nurse 2 Psychiatric, G-16 (Nurse 1, G-14)


$54,903 to $69,882 (Nurse 2 Psy)* $49,202 to $62,806 (Nurse 1)* *Plus $4,363 increased hiring rate Nurse 2 Psy *Plus $5,641increased hiring rate for Nurse 1Shift: Nights Hours: Shift and pass days will be discussed at interview *12-hour shift schedule is currently in the review/approval process and is subject to 8-hour shift revision based on approvals. Additional Pay Factors (if any): Location Pay: 3,026 Inconvenience Pay: 575 Geographic Pay: $18,000 Shift Differential: (evening) N/A (night) 4,50

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Contingent/PermanentPS&T

LOCATION: Russell E. Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) are Tobacco Free Facilities.

MIMINUM QUALIFICATIONS: Nurse 2 Psychiatric – License and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in NYS ~AND ~ One year of post-licensure registered clinical experience including six months post-licensure specialized nursing experience with individuals, at least 50% of whom have been diagnosed with mental illness, alcoholism, or chemical dependency ~ OR ~ eighteen months of post-licensure registered nurse general clinical experience ~ OR ~ eligible to transfer. Nurse 1 – License and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in NYS. (* After successfully completing 1-year of full-time service as a Nurse 1, incumbent will be advanced to Nurse 2 Psychiatric without further examination.) NOTE: Candidates must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain licensure, certification and Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.

Mandatory overtime (MOT) is a requirement of this position. Chosen candidate(s) will be added to the mandatory overtime roster, which is utilized on a rotating basis. The MOT is applied during times of emergency, when all other staffing options have been exhausted (volunteers, hourly staff, contracted staff). Our Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) operate 24/7/365 programing. Therefore, MOT IS an essential function of this position and is critical to maintaining adequate staffing at all times in order to ensure the health and safety of clients within the facility.

DUTIES: Under the direct supervision of a Nurse Administrator Psychiatric or a Nurse 3 Psychiatric, incumbents serve as members of a multidisciplinary team performing a variety of nursing and client care activities designed to ensure that clients receive all necessary care in accordance with the nursing care plan, established protocols, and standards of health care. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides direct nursing care to clients, including comprehensive admission assessments, dispensing medication, providing physician-ordered medical treatment, and collection of specimens for laboratory analysis or culture.

  • May make medical appointments for clients.

  • Provides health education to clients, monitors client behavior and participates in treatment planning.

  • Assesses the needs of clients, which can include an assessment of care received, services available, and work environments to identify potential obstacles to success.

  • Handles crisis intervention with clients (psychological, physiological and behavioral).

  • Maintains accurate and detailed reports and records electronically and/or physically as appropriate.

  • May provide clinical supervision to licensed, paraprofessional, and direct care personnel (i.e. Addictions Counselors) involved in the care and treatment of clients and may assist in aspects of administrative supervision, such as developing/setting performance standards; may serve as shift supervisor on the evening or night shifts.

  • May assist in training new nursing orientees (full-time and hourly).

  • May interact with pharmacy vendor/driver.

  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment; monitors clients and ensures building security.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS: 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) that 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: SUBMIT RESUME/LETTER OF INTEREST BY: 6/24/2022 Elizabeth Madej, Human Resources Specialist 1 NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports Bureau of Human Resources Management 1450 Western Avenue, 4th Floor Albany, NY 12203 Phone: (518) 457-2963 Fax: (518) 457-4880 Email:

In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original copy of documentation proving citizenship and/or legal right to work within 3 days of effective date of employment. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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