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Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 402001 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 60006911

Position Number: 60006911 

Salary:  $23,645.18-$80,504.96 

Posting Closing Date: 12/16/2021 





Administers medication and treatments as ordered.  Checks medications for accuracy when returned from pharmacy following established unit dose policy/procedure.  Administers treatments such as, but not limited to:  sterile dressings, enemas, irrigations, catheterizations.  Takes vital signs and assessments of residents, and assists staff in the care of residents.


Provides monitoring, supervision, and coordination of direct care staff regarding appropriate resident care and maintaining a therapeutic environment.


Assists in maintaining and completing resident records.  Completes nursing progress notes and nursing summaries as required.  Monitors charting compliance of direct care staff and reports deficiencies to immediate supervisor or designee.


Makes daily rounds with doctor when required.  Makes routine rounds on wards; uses nursing skills to assess health status of residents, precautions for safety measures of residents such as bedside rails, chair and stretcher, and safety restraints.


Checks complaints of residents, notifies the registered nurse and/or physician when required.


Signs and carries out physician’s orders including faxing medication orders, fills out X-ray requisitions and other diagnostic procedure requests, completes diet slips, flow sheets, etc.  Assists with incident reports and other forms and reports as necessary.


Keeps medical supply cabinets and treatment room stocked, clean, and orderly on a daily basis.  Makes regular checks of medical equipment as assigned.


Attends unit meetings as required.  Maintains compliance with unit and FSH mandatory inservice training.


Gives/receives report at beginning and end of shift.  Maintains an accurate daily nursing report with information of occurrences during shift and new orders given. 


Assists in admission, transfer, and discharge procedures of residents.


Performs other related duties.


  1. Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of nursing principles and techniques. Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Skill in the use of medical equipment and instruments used in providing nursing care. Ability to demonstrate manual dexterity in providing nursing care. Ability to administer medications and treatments. Ability to work with patients. Ability to interpret and follow medical instructions. Ability to observe patients' symptoms and reactions to treatment. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  1. Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

Licensure as a practical nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464.


All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, staff will be required to complete Covid-19 testing prior to hire and routinely during employment.


Nursing fields, in a position assigned to and actually working evening or night shift, would begin receiving a temporary shift differential of $3.00 an hour.

“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.

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