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REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 65000175

Date: Dec 6, 2017

Location: ALACHUA, FL, US, 32615

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Requisition No: 25687 

Agency: Elder Affairs

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 65000175

Position Number: 65000175 

Salary:  $2,901.68-$6,096.63 MONTHLY 

Posting Closing Date: 12/19/2017 

DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS

CARES PSA 3A

 

 

POSITION INFORMATION: OPEN COMPETITIVE

TITLE:

REGISTERED NURSES

REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST

LOCATION:

GAINESVILLE/ALACHUA COUNTY

POSITION #:

65000175

SALARY/PAY GRADE:

$34,820.24-$73,159.67 ANNUALLY

($2,901.68-$6,096.64 MONTHLY)

PAYGRADE: #75

WORK SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY- THURSDAY; 8:00 – 5:00 (OCCASSIONAL EXTRA HOURS AND WEEKENDS MAY BE REQUIRED)

CONTACT PERSON:

Department of Elder Affairs

4040 Esplanade Way

Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000

(850) 414-2108

 

PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE AGENCY!  APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE PEOPLE FIRST SYSTEM OR FAXED TO 888-403-2110.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Mission Statement: To help Florida’s elders remain healthy, safe, and independent.

Vision Statement: All Floridians aging with dignity, purpose, and independence.

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Identifies appropriate clients with diversion potential; coordinates and conducts comprehensive pre-admission screening assessment of applicants for nursing facility placement and home and community-based services; evaluates the level of care and recommends the appropriate placement; counsels applicants and/or responsible parties about the available resources to assist them in making informed decisions.

 

Identifies appropriate clients for transitioning to community placement initiated from a nursing facility or hospital. The incumbent will use multiple sources of information and referrals to identify individuals for the purpose of assessment and screening for the likelihood of community placement. Develops a transitioning plan for potential clients based on an assessment identifying the medical, social, functional, housing and financial needs required for successful community placement and how the identified needs will be met. Develops and maintains lines of communication with local hospital staff, physicians’ offices, and other community health professionals for the purpose of securing required client information, providing information on CARES procedures, and enhancing services for clients.

 

Maintains accurate and up-to-date medical information on clients through regular documentation of casework activities; ensures timely and accurate data collection and reporting and follow-ups with individuals in accordance with CARES policies, procedures, and regulations as directed in the CARES handbook. Monitors placement decisions; monitors data collection and analysis for both met and unmet psychosocial and service needs of clients.

 

Participates in monitoring of placement decisions on cases assigned on a regular schedule, communicates with community health care providers to ensure appropriate service utilization and maintains updated data in the Client Information and Tracking System (CIRTS) on cases assigned. Inputs assessment data into CIRTS.

 

Organizes and conducts Continued Residency Reviews as assigned of individuals receiving Medicaid services who are residing in Nursing Facilities. Reviews and approves appropriate level of care decisions. Provides case consultation to CARES staff related to medical conditions of clients with a focus on safety related issues. Conducts medical in-services for other CARES staff.

 

Completes routine travel within the assigned unit’s planning and service area (Operation of private motor vehicle is required to perform travel. All applicable State licensing and insurance regulations must be strictly adhered to in the operation of the private vehicle while performing State business.)

 

Participates in disaster recovery efforts throughout the State of Florida.

 

Participates in pilot projects, which involve collaborative efforts to improve assessment and delivery of services.

 

Improves/enhances professional knowledge, skills and abilities through continuing education courses, seminars, workshops, review of policies and procedures etc.

 

Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

Knowledge of level of care rules and regulations

Knowledge of CARES policies and procedures

Knowledge of the aging process and the effects of chronic illness

Knowledge of interviewing techniques

Knowledge of community resources as they relate to elders and disabled adults

Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing client information especially as it relates to computer systems proficiency

Ability to work with patients with a variety of physical and emotional problems

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

Ability to evaluate service delivery

Ability to communicate effectively and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Ability to carry a laptop and associated documents (up to ten pounds)

REQUIREMENTS:

This position is required to have a Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse or must be eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27.

Travel will be required.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Preference will be given to the Department of Elder Affairs employees.

 

***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***

 

Applicants that meet the minimum requirements for this position will be directed to complete a behavioral assessment in order to be considered for this position. The behavioral assessment will be conducted through Infor Talent Science, after applying to the position. Failure to complete the behavioral assessment within three (3) days of the requisition closing date will result in the candidate being removed from consideration for the current requisition. When accessing the behavioral assessment, you MUST utilize the same email address used to create your People First account in order to ensure a proper name match.

BACKGROUND CHECKS:

A Successful completion of a Level 2 Criminal History Background Check is required for all applicants selected for this position.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:

Applicants should apply on-line via the People First Website https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of the position vacancy advertisement but are strongly encouraged to apply by 6:00 p.m. on the closing date to avoid any system down times or any other complications that may arise.

 

If you have problems applying on-line, call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287. Paper applications will not be accepted by the agency.

 

The Department of Elder Affairs is an "older worker-friendly" employer and also lists vacancies on the Silver Edition website, found at http://silver.employflorida.com, that connects persons age 50 and older with other businesses/volunteer organizations/employers who specify they are "older worker-friendly."

 

The Department of Elder Affairs is an E-Verify employer and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each New Employee’s I-9 Form to confirm work eligibility.

 

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: Gainesville

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