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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Community Health Nurse

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

(a)  A Bachelors Degree in nursing from an approved program AND one year of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) nursing experience in a hospital, health related facility, community/home health agency or skilled nursing facility; OR

(b) A Bachelor's degree in nursing from a non-approved program supplemented by content that can be equated to the approved program AND one full year of full time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) nursing experience in a hospital, health related facility, community/home health agency or skilled-nursing facility; OR

(c) RN with an Associate’s Degree or a Diploma Degree in Nursing AND two years' experience as a registered nurse in a hospital, health-related or skilled-nursing facility, or community/home health agency.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:

1. All applicants must possess a valid New York State Registered Professional Nurse’s license at the time of application and maintain such license and current registration for the duration of employment.

2. All applicants are required to possess a valid New York State Driver’s License at the time of application and maintain such license for the duration of employment.

3. All applicants must possess CPR certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association) at the time of application and maintain such certification for the duration of employment.  

4. All applicants must demonstrate completion of coursework or training in infection control approved by the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Education Department by providing a valid certificate at the time of application and maintain such certification for the duration of employment.