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Date: Dec 10, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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

Requisition No: 19854 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64000663 

Salary:  $38,000.00 - $45,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/30/2018 





Multiple applicants may be selected.



The Registered Nurse Specialist is a professional nursing position under the direct supervision of a Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor. This position is responsible for the care coordination of children eligible for the services of Children's Medical Services.

Performs care coordination activities in the specialized medical field of pediatrics. Reinforces the physician’s orders and plan of care as a member of the CMS team of physicians, nurses, social service coordinators, and other related personnel. May facilitate services for a specialty caseload according to programmatic guidelines, and maintain current knowledge of the specialty through trainings and seminars as appropriate.

Depending upon specific duties of the assigned caseload, may attend CMS clinics and support on-call triage during the business hours as assigned. For clinic duties, will carry out and accurately document clinic duties relative to record/physician order preparation (pre and post clinic), patient work-up, physician assistance, and client/family counseling and advocacy.

Evaluates the health status of the patient through contact with the client and family at home, in school or at clinic visits, through review of primary and specialty care reports, and other medical record documentation. Explains and interprets the client’s special needs to parent/caregiver, teachers and others involved in the child’s care. Provides supportive counseling, teaching and guidance to client and family in a variety of settings.

Develops and maintains a patient assessment and care plan in accordance with established care coordination guidelines while using the current electronic medical record program, and updates these annually during the clinical redetermination period and as needed.

Coordinates patient services with other state and local health related agencies to maximize health resources and avoid duplication of services. According to current established fiscal guidelines, authorizes purchases of prescribed patient services in accordance with the primary care and specialty physician’s plan of care.

Attends meetings and conferences directly related to and vital to the current concepts and practices adhered to in CMS nursing. Meets the continuing education requirements mandated by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Serves as a community resource professional in the specialized medical field of pediatrics. Provides information concerning availability of pediatric treatment, programs and facilities, interprets CMS policies and procedures, promotes community awareness and understanding of the CMS Network. May serve as a regional office representative for a partner agency committee or workgroup.

Emergency Duty - Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

Performs other duties as assigned.



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




This occupation requires licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27 or Certification as a Physician's Assistant in accordance with Chapter 458, Florida Statutes.

***Note: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida employment application. ***

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.



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

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