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Date: Jan 9, 2022

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 511085 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60006890 

Salary:  $30,622.02 - $109,471.19 

Posting Closing Date: 05/31/2022 




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this position are the ability to correctly pass medications, good nursing assessment skills, good documentation skills, good communication skills, recognition of medications and their effectiveness, ability to work well with others, ability to ambulate the campus, maintenance of licensure and all required CEUs.  This also includes any and all nursing functions which may or may not be listed above that naturally fall under the purview of a registered nurse and are a requirement for licensure.

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. A professional qualified registered nurse with appropriate experience, education, licensure, teaching skills and demonstrated ability in nursing supervision, practice and administrative duties.  The incumbent in this position must be employed full time, and work closely with and function under the direct supervision of the Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor. Nursing will provide guidance in the care and treatment of residents.


This employee is responsible for professional registered nurse and direct care supervisory duties in a specialized medical/mental health facility.  This position requires a Florida Registered Nurse license with fulfillment of CEU requirements to maintain licensure every two years.


The Registered Nurse Supervisor is a high level professional nurse supervisor position which possesses a broad field of nursing knowledge and the expert ability and responsibility for nursing care of the residents within the unit assigned.  This employee serves as an experienced nursing resource to the nurses supervised and unit treatment team/peers.


Assumes ultimate supervisory responsibility for all nursing and direct care service personnel on assigned shift, including: 

a. serving as immediate supervisor for the nursing and direct care staff as assigned.

b. administering appropriate coaching and/or disciplinary action necessary to ensure a safe, individualized regimen for the residents assigned and compliance with all nursing assessments, nursing progress notes, Recovery Plans and other paperwork required in accordance with all standards/regulations applicable to ward.

c. assist in interviews, selection of nursing service personnel to work in the unit.

d. completes quarterly/annual evaluation and expectations/standards on staff with completion of paperwork, scoring to supervisor with attachments of improvement plans as needed.

e. ensures nurses supervised have current licensure and required CEU's on file with copies to SRNS.

f. completion of nursing skills checklist at least yearly or more often as needed with copy to SRNS.

g. supervises and completes yearly evaluations on assigned non-licensed staff performing nursing functions assigned with documentation of any re-training or needs sent to supervisor.


Assumes ultimate responsibility for all resident care delivered on the shift by assigning staff including:

a. assessing, evaluating, and following-up on the delivery of quality resident care according to facility and CF Operating Policies/ Procedures/Guidelines/Playbooks/Manuals

b. reviewing staff documentation regarding resident care to assure timeliness and accuracy.

c. completing periodic rounds on wards/pods with assessment, evaluation of quality nursing and direct care.

d. monitor resident care through observation and communication with staff supervised.

e. ensuring adequate supplies and equipment are available for resident care.

f. assisting in handling medical/psychiatric emergencies with accurate documentation.

g. 1-on-1 observation of nurses while administering medication/treatments at least once a year or more often as needed.

h. assigning and monitoring medication education groups for specific needs.


Responsible for providing and monitoring resident care in the assigned areas including:

a. Administer medication in all forms prescribed, venipuncture, IV's, and related procedures.

b. Complete skills checklist at least yearly and provide direct supervision of non-licensed staff while performing nursing functions assigned pursuant to Department of Children and Families Operating Procedure 155-5, which includes vital signs, weights, heights, etc.

c. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate resident care on the ward assigned on a daily basis with accurate documentation.


Responsible for providing safety and security in all aspects of resident care during a crisis or restrictive procedure, which includes:

a. Providing immediate emergency nursing care with prompt triage, notification of physician/ARNP/PA assigned and treatment/ referral per physician's orders with documentation/follow-up.

b. Providing medical emergency and emergency pregnancy review/drills on shift assigned.

c. Providing immediate intervention to de-escalate a resident to help decrease potential for self-harm or harm to others and potential need for seclusion/restraint process.

d. Reading Personal Safety Plans on all residents assigned to be familiar with their personal preferences when they are upset to help de-escalate their behaviors and reduce potential for S/R episodes.

e. Documenting all pertinent information during a manual, seclusion/restraint process with proper forms completed within timeframes and follow-up documentation in chart as well as ways to potentially decrease incidents in the future.


Serves as resource person to other staff or training or continuing education programs.  Participates in attendance to in-house and outside training activities (Train the Trainer, etc.) for updating staff on skills and knowledge.


Other related duties as required.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Knowledge of the principles and practices of health care or the behavioral sciences.  Ability to assist in carrying out treatment and rehabilitation activities centered around personal and social adjustments.  Ability to assist in group therapy sessions.  Ability to observe changes in person server’s behavior patterns.  Ability to assist persons served with personal care activities.  Ability to assimilate data and recommend changes in policies, procedures and techniques.  Ability to document effectively.  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Physical agility requirements: Must be able to ambulate up and down a stairwell.  Must be able to assist with evacuation of persons served during an emergency situation.  Must have normal vision and hearing, including use of corrective devices.  Must be able to work with or around cleaning chemicals and supplies.  Must be able to do repetitive movements with arms, hands, neck and head.  Must be able to demonstrate competency, as appropriate, in all areas of training, some of which requires physical activity such as CPR and MANDT.  Must be able to bend, twist, turn, kneel, stoop, squat, push, pull, lift and walk extended distances.  Must be able to physically operate all equipment necessary to do job tasks.  Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds.  Must be able to sit and/or stand for one hour without a break.  Must be able to work 16 hour shifts on occasion.  Must be able to remain alert while on duty.  Must be able to drive an EZ Go or vehicle if job essential.

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute, Chapter 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 64B9-3.009 and at least two years of professional nursing experience which includes one year of professional experience in a specialty field as determined by the employing agency. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing or a related field can substitute for one year of the required general professional nursing experience. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, nursing education, public health, or a related field can substitute for two years of the required general professional nursing experience.


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.



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.


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.

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. 

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