I applied for a Junior Public Health Nurse (JPHN) position with the NYC Office of School Health (OSH) in the fall of 2013. In early November, I went to a day of group interviews held at a large hotel in downtown Brooklyn. I was given a test, shown a power-point on benefits and salary, and interviewed by a team of two nurses. The interview went well, and they recommended me to the next interviewer. She reviewed my qualifications with me and conducted a no-nonsense interview. At the end of the interview, she said that I was qualified for hire, and asked if the wage was agreeable.
She also told me to not quit my job until I was actually hired and assigned to a school.
A week or two later, I was emailed a salary agreement to sign and fax, as well as a health clearance form that required my physician's signature to mail to OSH in Queens. I completed both ASAP. Soon after that, I received an email to say that the tentative start date would be January 6, 2014.
Since then, I received a call and email to say that the job offer has been rescinded (annulled), but that my application would be kept for one year. A few days after that, I received an email saying that I had a conditional offer and asked to complete online forms at the NYC Careers Portal. I submitted those forms ASAP also. However, after being in touch with a very nice nurse recruiter last week, I leaned that I am not being offered a job.
My hope is that 2014 will bring another offer, because every child in school in this great city deserves to have a nurse on duty, and I want to be of service.
Did anyone else go through this process? Were you hired, and have you begun to train, or was your offer also rescinded? I'm curious.
And if the process is backed up, I'm patient!
Last edit by HangInThere on Jan 6, '14
: Reason: I repeated my last posting by accident