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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is professional nursing work involving outreach work as well. Responsibilities include initiation of health and wellness promotion and disease prevention programs. Additional responsibilities include periodic re‑evaluation of individual senior clients and/or family needs. Work may be performed at the Office for Senior Resources and/or nutrition sites and is performed under general direction. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Assesses clients’ conditions, including economic factors and overall wellness;
  • Provides ongoing outreach to program participants regarding general health programs;
  • Works directly with clients or their designees to identify agencies and individuals potentially useful to the client;
  • Re-evaluates, at periodic intervals, the client’s needs and goals;
  • Initiates health promotion and disease prevention program at nutrition sites and other designated areas;
  • Participates in and arranges for various activities and screening for health conditions, such as hypertension screening, diabetic support groups, etc.;
  • Schedules various health programs and activities and coordinates on-going wellness clinics;
  • Disseminates information concerning service programs for seniors 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.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of current Public Health nursing practice; working knowledge of the administrative organization of community facilities; skill in the application of current nursing procedures and techniques for patient care; ability to plan and coordinate nursing care for individuals, families and groups, ability to supervise aides assigned to assist with cases and programs; ability to communicate effectively; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; ability to accept and utilize guidance; ability to perform duties in accordance with applicable laws and professional codes; ability to prepare pamphlets, flyers, news releases, surveys, articles for newsletters involving wellness, outreach, health matters and related topics; ability to utilize community resources to add to the wellness program such as nutrition counseling, medical insurance, etc.


  1. Completion of an accredited course of training for registered nursing and two (2) years of experience in nursing; or
  2. Completion of an accredited course of training for Practical Nursing and three (3) years of experience in nursing.

PLEASE NOTEYour degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.


  1. Possession of a license to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State at time of appointment and throughout employment, or possession of a valid license and current registration to practice as a Practical 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.

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


3/00; 1/09; 5/14; 2/16

Non-Competitive Class

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Putnam County Personnel Department

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  • Address:

    Donald B. Smith
    County Government Campus
    110 Old Route 6, Building 3
    Carmel, NY 10512

  • Phone:

    845-808-1650 x46104

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday through Friday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Summer Hours
    (mid-June through mid-September)
  • Monday through Friday
    8:00am - 4:00pm

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40 Gleneida Avenue
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