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Date: Dec 6, 2017

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 23850 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60064458 

Salary:  $36,381.54 to $111,544.83 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2017 







LEVEL 3 - PAY BAND 009                                              



This is specialized nursing work diagnosing and treating acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be a registered nurse and have specialized, graduate nursing education.

Some positions in this occupation may be responsible for coordinating work and supervising employees.


Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender.

Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays).

Analyze and interpret patient histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.

Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.

Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.

Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.

Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.

Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.

Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults.

Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.

Assists in the development of overall policy and protocols related to the management of nursing care problems and the delivery of client care. 

Supervises the delivery of health services and monitors professional methods and techniques.

Provides consultation and technical assistance in evaluating the appropriateness of client care as it relates to primary care.

Provides leadership in the development and design of health educational materials and training of personnel.

Orders, conducts, interprets, and/or evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.

Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.

Discusses cases with physician.

Informs physician of patient's condition.

Consults with and/or provides technical assistance to public and private entities concerning health care.

Instructs on topics, such as health education, disease prevention, child birth, and home nursing and develops health improvement programs.

Delivers infants and performs postpartum examinations and treatment.

Conducts specified laboratory diagnostic tests and procedures such as urinalysis, blood counts, x-rays, smears, and cultures.

Monitors the quality of care or standards of practice to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.

Plans and conducts family, patient, and health education by counseling and fostering inclusion of the educational concepts into all phases of the health care provided.

Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.


Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings

Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

Documenting/Recording Information

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or electronic/magnetic recording.

Communicating With Other Workers

Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Getting Information Needed to Do the Job

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Assisting and Caring for Others

Providing assistance or personal care to others.

Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge

Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

Establishing and Maintaining Relationships

Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Performing General Physical Activities

Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.


Talking to others to effectively convey information

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

Judgment and Decision Making

Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

Critical Thinking

Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

Active Listening

Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems


Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience


Using mathematics to solve problems

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems

Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures


Knowledge of plant and animal living tissue, cells, organisms, and entities, including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment

Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques


Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

Therapy and Counseling

Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

Education and Training

Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles


Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

Administration and Management

Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This may include strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods

Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media


Knowledge of computer software including applications


Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including one or more of the following:  arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications



Certification as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes, and in accordance with Rule 64B9, Florida Administrative Code, or certification as a Physician’s Assistant in accordance with Chapter 458, Florida Statutes.

EFFECTIVE:           01/02/2015

The applicant selected to fill this position shall be required to submit to a pre-employment medical examination.

This position requires lifting, pulling, and squatting.  Duties of this position require the incumbent to be knowledgeable of and utilize the principles of Total Quality Management.

This is a highly responsible position in advanced and expanded professional nursing, providing primary care and performing certain medical acts within protocols established mutually with a medical practitioner and in conformance with specialized certification.  The incumbent in this position identifies health-related problems, plans and implements medical/nursing care to resolve identified problems, screens for potential health problems and engages in the teaching of general health care.

Completes an updated medical history and performs a physical assessment annually on individuals, utilizing assessment techniques, such as inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion.  Performs physical assessments, including breast, abdominal, pelvic and rectal examination on female individuals on an annual gynecological screening or for evaluation of gynecological problems and referral to the GYN consultant as indicated.


Elicits a comprehensive health history, including developmental, activities of daily living, physiological function, and emotional well being on female admissions.  Performs a complete physical examination including gynecological screenings on female admissions, employing techniques of inspection, auscultation, palpation, and percussion.  Identifies medical problems on admission, and pertinent diagnostic tests as needed.  Formulates a problem list and develops a plan of care to promote, maintain and/or restore health.

Completes a review of medical history and medical problems with male admissions.  Completes a physical exam as needed.  Analyzes the data collected to determine health status, develops and implements, with the resident, a plan of care to promote, maintain and/or restore health.

Conducts sick call on assigned dorms, provides accurate diagnoses of medical problems and provides appropriate treatment and follow-up care.  Provides other treatments as needed based on experience and training, such as, but not limited to:  incision and drainage of abscess/cyst, removal of foreign bodies, etc.

Evaluates medical history, physical findings and pertinent laboratory findings of individuals and if appropriate, initiates further diagnostic laboratory testing, consulting the physician as needed.

Monitors and provides treatment for individuals with multiple medical problems, many of which have complicated medical problems, including HIV and Hepatitis C.  Carefully monitors for side effects (some potentially fatal) of medications used to treat these conditions.

Monitors, initiates and alters medication and treatment orders within the established protocol.

Initiates and updates monthly treatment and immunization orders according to Florida State Hospital policy.

Writes monthly medical summaries on designated persons.

Refers individual(s) to other health care professionals and specialty clinics as appropriate for specialized services.  Coordinates the service required to meet the individuals needs for primary health care.

Performs pre-release physical assessments on designated individuals, utilizing assessment techniques such as inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion. Compiles discharge and/or transfer summaries.

Plans and conducts consumer education in the area of health care and maintenance.  Develops and designs resident educational material for residents.  Develops plans for health promotion for resident population (For example:  Developing a committee within the unit to come up with a plan to deal with the problem of obesity within our resident population).

Provides coverage in the scheduled and unscheduled absences in the Civil physicians.

Performs pre-operative physical assessments and writes up pre-op orders for individuals undergoing various in-patient and out-patient procedures outside of Florida State Hospital.

Prepares petitions for court orders for medical treatments.  Obtains medical emergency treatment orders.

Assists in Critical Case Review Clinic.

Performs related work duties as requires.

Florida State Hospital is a tobacco free environment.

“BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background investigation results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background investigations shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.”

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. 


Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295, F.S. 




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.  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: Tallahassee