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Date:  Aug 2, 2022


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Requisition No: 592483 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE - F/C - 60006560

Position Number: 60006560 

Salary:  starts at $1875 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/10/2022 



This nurse participates in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, outcome oriented, treatment team approach to resident care.  Evaluates and plans for individual resident treatment programs.  This includes completing a comprehensive nursing assessment as well as initiating a nursing care plan within twenty-four hours following admission, to be reviewed and updated as per policy.  Participates in multi-disciplinary treatment team in order to plan, evaluate, and revise the Recovery Plan.  Provides input regarding relevant medical issues and interventions in the formulation of the Recovery Plan.  Encourages resident interactions.


The nurse is responsible for administration of medication.  Reviews residents' response to medication and reports to the physician on a regular schedule.  Assesses residents need for PRN medication.  Administers prescribed medication and treatment.  Administers all injectable medication as ordered.  Properly documents medication given.  Assists supervisor in ordering, preparing, and administering prescribed drugs.  Adept at obtaining medications from the MedDispense cart.  Knowledgeable about obtaining, wasting, and returning medications from the MedDispense unit.  Provides inservice and reviews all aspects of medication with staff on an ongoing basis.  Maintains cleanliness of medication rooms and storage units.  Does not keep extra or outdated medication on the ward.  Checks charts for new orders on a regular schedule.  Transcribes physician orders.  Orders and receives prepackaged unit dose medications from the Pharmacy.


The nurse is expected to provide accurate documentation regarding all aspects of resident care in accordance with facility and Department policies/procedures.  Completes nursing progress notes as assigned.  Makes sure that documentation is timely, correct, complete, legal, and professional.  Documents in progress notes all incidents, interventions, e.g., medications and treatments, and their effects.  Completes administrative forms as required.  Completes Security Investigational Reports as assigned in a timely manner.


This nurse will need the ability to effectively convey information.  Service orientation; social perceptiveness; judgment and decision making; reading comprehension; coordination; critical thinking; active listening; problem identification; writing; mathematics; customer and personal service; therapy and counseling; some knowledge of instructional methods; ability to correctly pass medications; ability to work well with others; at least minimal skills in computer software.  Must have the ability to lift a 50 pound box from floor to waist, transfer to a standard height chair, and return to the floor using correct body mechanics; must be able to maintain a squatting, kneeling or half kneel position for three minutes; must have the ability to lift and carry a 20-pound box for 30 feet; must be able to be on knees on the floor for at least 3 minutes to assist with basic life support training and actual performance; must be able to ambulate extended distances cross campus; and must be able to go up and down two flights of stairs at least eight times in an eight hour day.


Working hours: (A.) 10-hour shifts.  (B.) Total hours in a workweek are 40.  (C.) Explain any variation in work (splitshift, rotation, etc.).  May be required to provide coverage for other shifts; determined by facility need.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville