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School Health Nurse Practitioner, Bureau of School Health/SH Reproductive Health - 341091

Job Description The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, reproductive health services, health education referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment. OSH has been the provider of public health services for 100 years. 

The School Health Nurse Practitioner, under administrative supervision of the High School Nursing Director and the clinical supervision of the High School Medical leadership team, will perform work in the planning, development and delivery of clinical services to high school students in accordance with standard adolescent medical care practice.


--Work within the mandates, policies and protocols of the Office of School Health.

--Provide a full range of sexual and reproductive health services including, but not limited to, pregnancy tests, contraception, counseling and education.

--Provide physical examinations for sports, working papers and new admission requirements.

--Provide medical care for students who meet the criteria of any medical initiative put forth by the OSH, e.g. asthma, obesity, and diabetes initiative.

--Assist with clinical nursing services for students as indicated.

--Assist in development and administration of staff training and orientation for new Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH) nurses.

--Stay abreast with policy statements, research and medical advances developed within the health community.

--Support the development of school education and prevention programs promoting health and wellness.

--Assist with developing nursing clinical policies and practices around reproductive health services.

--Serve in a leadership role with OSH staff in medical room.

--Participate in reproductive/family planning/Office of School Health trainings.
Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A valid New York state license as a Registered Nurse, a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college and a master's degree in Nursing, Public Health or a related field, plus four years of recent experience in public health or hospital nursing or a related field; at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive, consultative or educational capacity, or in supervision of professional public health nursing personnel working in any of the above mentioned areas; or

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to ""1"" above. However, all candidates must possess a valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse, and a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college; and must possess the 18 months of specialized experience as described in ""1"" above.
Preferred Skills - A valid NYS license as a Pediatric or Family Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of 3600 hours licensed NP experience

- Clinical experience especially in family planning and adolescent health

- Knowledge of current family planning standards of practice

- Effective communication and interpersonal skills

- Computer skills in Microsoft Office

- Experience with Electronic Medical Records

- Ability to maintain good public relations and to communicate effectively with students, other clinical providers, school staff and parents

- Ability to have sensitivity and flexibility when working with groups of various backgrounds

- Ability to travel to various school locations across NYC.

Additional Information
Must follow all safety, security, Blood-borne pathogen exposure, infection control, and hazardous materials policies and procedures to assure a safe environment for staff and students. This includes using: personal protective wear, good hand hygiene, and adhering to sharps safety procedures.

Please note:  If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license. 

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. 

• Current Resume  

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.   By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. 

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 341091.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
Residency Requirement New York City Residency is not required for this position

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