Grow Your Nursing Career at DOCCS

Learn more about the many nursing opportunities at DOCCS.

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A video featuring interviews with medical staff in various roles at DOCCS facilities.

Registered Nurse 1/SG-18

Registered Nurses 1 coordinate and provide direct nursing care to incarcerated individuals, as well as offer clinical supervision and training to Graduate Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and direct care staff.  Incumbents conduct health assessments, prepare and implement nursing care plans, diagnose and treat individuals’ responses to actual, potential, or diagnosed health problems through nursing services, such as case-finding, health teaching and counseling, and the provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being.  Registered Nurses 1 consult on nursing matters with treatment teams prior to administering treatments and nursing procedures.  They will also serve as members of interdisciplinary health care teams and health-related committee.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State.

How to Apply

Complete NYS-APP and the Location Preference Sheet and send by mail to ALL of the facilities you are interested in applying to or email to [email protected] or fax to 518-453-8465.   

Please refer to the map and list of facilities, which includes addresses and phone numbers.

If you have questions or would like to request an application packet, email [email protected] or call 518-457-8132. 

Registered Nurse 3 (Correctional Services)/SG-22

Registered Nurses 3 (Correctional Services) develop and present training programs related to providing quality health care to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of those responsible for the medical care and treatment of incarcerated individuals. Incumbents provide, instruct, supervise, and demonstrate nursing care and treatment procedures.  They work closely with Central Office to plan, develop, coordinate and present training using supervisory, nursing procedural, health service policy and administrative concepts.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State and have three years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience.  A bachelor’s degree in nursing may substitute for one year of post-licensure clinical nursing experience and a master’s degree in nursing may substitute for two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience.

How to Apply

Complete NYS-APP and the Location Preference Sheet and send by mail to ALL of the facilities you are interested in applying to or email to [email protected] or fax to 518-453-8465.   

Please refer to the map and list of facilities, which includes addresses and phone numbers.

If you have questions or would like to request an application packet, email [email protected] or call 518-457-8132. 

Licensed Practical Nurse/SG-10

Licensed Practical Nurse/SG-10

Licensed Practical Nurses work under the direction of a Registered Nurse, Physician, or other licensed health care provider and provide direct nursing care to individuals.  They may supervise the activities of unlicensed direct care staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be eligible for or be in possession of a license and current registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State.

How to Apply

Complete NYS-APP and the Location Preference Sheet and send by mail to ALL of the facilities you are interested in applying to or email to [email protected] or fax to 518-453-8465.   

Please refer to the map and list of facilities, which includes addresses and phone numbers.

If you have questions or would like to request an application packet, email [email protected] or call 518-457-8132.

 

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Nurse Practitioner/SG-24

Nurse Practitioner (Adult, Community Health, Family)/SG-24

Nurse Practitioners diagnoses, treats, prescribes, and provides primary, acute, and long-term health care services within a specialty area of practice.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be eligible for or be in possession of a license and current registration as a Nurse Practitioner in a specialty** practice area by the New York State Education Department.

Requirement for prescribing medication: You must meet the current requirements as prescribed by the New York State Board of Nursing.

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

How to Apply

Complete NYS-APP and the Location Preference Sheet and send by mail to ALL of the facilities you are interested in applying to or email to [email protected] or fax to 518-453-8465.   

Please refer to the map and list of facilities, which includes addresses and phone numbers.

If you have questions or would like to request an application packet, email [email protected] or call 518-457-8132.