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Registered Professional Nurse (OSR)

The Putnam County Office for Senior Resources is seeking a Registered Professional Nurse to assess, care for and assist senior center clients and their families! This is a part-time position, working 25 hours a week.

This is professional nursing work involving responsibility for assessment of patients', clients’, participants’ health needs. Responsibilities may include developing plan of care for individuals and/or families, providing initial implementation of nursing care plans as well as providing nursing care as indicated. Additional duties include periodic re-evaluation of individuals and/or family needs. Work may be performed at the home, at clinic sites, at program centers or at the nursing office, and is performed under general supervision. Performs related work as required.


  • Assesses patient's conditions, including patient's environment, economic factors, significant family health history, family profile, (average day) and psycho-social assessment. Also, the registered professional nurse is responsible for the physical assessment of the individual through a system review of the patient;
  • Formulates individual plan of care for specific patient problems (medical and psycho-social), which is developed by the assessment of both subjective and objective factors. This plan includes evaluating the need for and frequency of nursing visits. Referrals are made, if indicated, to ancillary personnel (such as social workers, other agencies, etc.). Goals are set with the patient and/or family and frequently re-assessed, taking into consideration patient's readiness and willingness to learn;
  • Gives skilled nursing care and prescribed treatments to patients in their homes, in clinics, at program centers and/or at the nursing office.
  • Demonstrates nursing care to the patients and their families or caregivers.
  • Coordinates plans for service with nutritionists, social workers, physicians and other professional workers concerned with individual and family health care.
  • Counsels, guides and teaches individuals and families to recognize and address physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental health needs.
  • Provides nursing services in clinics such as immunization and blood pressure, which requires interviewing skills, decision making and patient education;
  • Participates in the conduction of surveys and studies related to health matters.
  • Documents services provided through records and/or referrals. May provide for the continuity of patient care by referring patients to appropriate community agencies;
  • Re-evaluates, at frequent intervals, patient's progress, needs and goals. He/she is also responsible for communicating same to the physician, nursing supervisor and ancillary personnel when indicated;
  • Initiates health promotion and disease prevention program at nutrition sites and other designated areas;
  • Participates in and oversees glaucoma screening, hypertension screening, cancer prevention services and hearing and vision testing using community resources;
  • Schedules various health programs and activities and coordinates on-going wellness clinics;
  • Disseminates information concerning service programs for the elderly including preparing pamphlets, flyers, news releases, surveys, articles for newsletters involving wellness, outreach, health matters and related topics;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of an accredited course of training for registered nursing.


  1. Possession of a license to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State at time of appointment and throughout employment.
  2. Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.

PLEASE NOTE: Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution accredited or recognized by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education as a post secondary, degree-granting institution.

NOTE: Qualifications and Requirements are in accordance with New York State Education Law, Article 139, §6900-6910 (“Nurse Practice Act”)


SALARY RANGE:  $42,586.00 - $52,021.00 per year



Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:

Putnam County Personnel Department

110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3

Carmel NY, 10512


in Putnam County Office for Senior Resources
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC RN OSR
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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