Registered Nurse - Canton, NY

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence
Job Description

In compliance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence is adopting the policy that all employees on Federal Contracts or associated with Federal Contracts must be vaccinated or in process of being vaccinated prior to beginning work.  Only where there is a bonafide need for a medical accommodation or a sincerely held religious belief will there be an exemption made as long as such an accommodation does not pose an undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.


Are you the kind of person who needs to help others to feel fulfilled? We’re looking for team-oriented professionals who are not only passionate about working with people with special needs, but who also value optimism, creativity, kindness and compassion! We’re proud of our company culture and if you think your values align with our mission and vision, we encourage you to apply!


We are looking for Registered Nurses to performs professional nursing duties within the standards of the NYS Nurse Practice Act, OPWDD regulations and Agencies Policy and Procedures, to act as a medical advocate for individuals residing at The Arc of Jefferson – St. Lawrence NY.  You would serve as a liaison to community based physicians and medical service providers, ensuring the continuity of healthcare through the team approach.  Would provide triage, address medical concerns and provide health care services to persons in the residential and day programs in accordance with regulations and provide medical direction and support to Support Staff as well as Residential, Day Habilitation.


Positions are Full time 40 hours per week, flexible to the needs of the program. May include evenings and weekends.  Part time and sub status available also.


Must be Licensed and registered with NYS Education Department as a Registered Professional Nurse.     We will accept GN (Graduated Nurse) with the expectation that the NYS Registered Professional Nurse License is obtained in 90 days.     Experience with the developmentally disabled preferred.   Must have a Valid/acceptable NYS Driver’s license.    Must be authorized to work in the United States and pass all background clearances.         Relevant Certifications – BLS Certification



Reimbursed travel from site to site.  Independent work environment with a Team approach.  Visit assigned residences no less than 1 time per week.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Work may require lifting, pushing, or pulling in excess of 30 pounds. 


This is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Sign on Bonus for Regular full time and part time RN positions.

Full time sign on of $4000 paid in 5 installments.  Part time sign on of $2000 paid in 5 installments.

Opportunities for substitute positions available as well. No sign on.


The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence NY is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disabled/veteran