Nurse Clinician (Various Specialties)

Modified: May 19, 2016 6:49am


Nurse Clinician (Various Specialties)

41-083 - Continuous Recruitment (no written exam required)

Salary: $75,686 - $85,914 (ECMC)
Application fee: $15.00

Residence Requirements:

Applications are being accepted continuously for Nurse Clinician positions in the following specialties: AIDS Center, Psychiatry, Renal, Surgery, and Surgical Intensive Care.


If you pass the examination, your name will appear on the continuous eligible list for one year. After one year, your name will be removed from the list. You may apply for retest at six month intervals.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before submission of application:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and four years of registered professional nursing experience, two years of which were in one of the specialties indicated above.

NOTE: Possession of a Master’s degree in one of the specialties may be substituted for two years of the registered professional nursing experience but may not be substituted for the two years of specialized experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS: Possession of a registered Professional Nurse License issued by the New York State Education Department is required at the time of application and appointment.

You must indicate the specialty area(s) for which you are applying on the examination application.

Notice to Candidates: Transcripts will now be accepted by the Department of Personnel ONLY at time of application.
All subsequent transcripts must be submitted at time of interview.

Examples of Duties:

DUTIES: A Nurse Clinician performs clinical, administrative and research work in the specialty area assigned; acts as a resource person for the specialty; participates in the assessment of patients; assists in the formulation of standards for nursing practices and procedures; consults with nursing staff and other departments; establishes rapport with patient, patient’s families and Medical Center staff; participates in providing inservice training to nursing staff; develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates nursing regimens for assigned patients; provides patient and family education utilizing individual and group instruction.

A medical examination may be required before appointment.

Subjects of Examination:

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: The only subject of examination will be an evaluation of your training and experience. You are therefore, asked to include in your application a summary of all pertinent training and experience in sufficient detail so that your background may be evaluated against the duties of the position.

In your summary of training include all college course work, formal in-service training, and seminars you have attended. You must specify either the number of credits received or the number of contact hours and dates of attendance. Also include a copy of your professional license. Specify the date that your license was first issued.

In your summary of experience, you must specify the dates of your employment, the number of hours worked per week, your title, and the main duties for each. Be specific; vagueness and ambiguity will NOT be resolved in your favor. Candidates who submit incomplete applications or documentation may be disqualified.


WHERE TO APPLY: You must obtain Form P.O. 30X, “Erie County Application for Examination or Appointment” at the Erie County Civil Service Commission/Personnel Office web site located at Click on “Civil Service Jobs”. If you do not have internet access you may pick up an application form at the Erie County Personnel Department, 95 Franklin Street, Room 604, Buffalo, New York 14202. Forms are also available at Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries and at Town, Village and School District administrative offices.

Completed forms should then be returned to the Erie County Personnel Department. In addition, candidates must attach transcripts to their application. No applications will be evaluated until all the above information, including transcripts, is received.


This examination is prepared by the New York State Department of Civil Service and held in compliance with the New York State Civil Service Law and the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Civil Service.


A $15.00 filing fee is required for this exam. The required fee must accompany your application. Send or bring check or money order made payable to Erie County Personnel Department and write the examination number(s) on your check or money order. Do not send or bring cash, as the County cannot be responsible for cash payment. As no refund will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified.