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Date: Jun 8, 2018

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 37717 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities


Position Number: 67032434 

Salary:  Dependent upon validated RN employment expereince 

Posting Closing Date: 06/22/2018 






Minimum Qualifications

Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrator Code 210-8.27 


Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent assigned to this position is responsible for the professional medical care, health, safety and well-being of residents ordered by the Court to the custody of the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program which is a 24/7 treatment and training facility.

Performs direct nursing care functions as ordered/prescribed and in compliance with applicable policies, Florida Statute and scope of practice. Provides health and safety monitoring of all residents by performing thorough documented nursing assessments upon complaints, referrals, or signs and symptoms of adverse medical or psychiatric condition.  Notifies and refers to medical or psychiatric provider as necessary and documents as required. Ensures all physician ordered treatments are carried out as prescribed (BP, Pulse, Respirations, Temperatures, I & O, Phlebotomy, Wound Care, Radiological Exams Preparation, Application of Salves/Bandages, UA’S, EKG’S, etc.) Serves as charge person in management for medical/psychiatric emergencies (i.e., Oxygen, Suction. CPR, Splints, Documentation of event, etc.) pending the arrival of the attending physician or EMS for transport out of facility.

Prepares and documents administration and /or refusals of medications according to applicable policies, scope of practice and best practices. Performs quality control protocols on medications received from pharmacy against physician orders to ensure accuracy, stamps with medication stamp and completes other required information as appropriate. Timely and accurately completes Medication Administration Records (MAR’S).  Assumes accountability and security of controlled substances from licensed nurse being relieved and transfers accountability to relieving licensed nurse by confirming count and security of all controlled substances before departing facility.  This confirmatory count will be documented and signed by both licensed nurse at the time of the count.  If the counts do not reconcile, the nursing supervisor will be immediately notified for further instruction before either nurse departs area/facility.

Documents in compliance with professional nursing standards, best practices, policies and procedures, and integrated hospital services to provide a base of information to ensure quality resident care.  Participates in appropriate audit/survey processes. Ensures/gives/receives reports of incidents, illness, and other relevant data pertaining to resident care with appropriate documentation, at beginning and end of shift to ensure continuity of resident care.

Direct observation of each new admission within 24 hours, other than weekends and holidays to gather baseline data and for completion of Nursing Assessment on admission and annually; Completion of Monitoring of Side Effects Scale (MOSES) on admission. Initiation of flow sheets to identify conditions that may require treatment i.e. BP, Meal Intake, Voiding, etc.

Assists the physician with examination of residents’ as appropriate, makes notations in the patient charts and communicates orders for diet, laboratory, x-ray studies and other medical treatments.

Develops, implements and/or monitors assigned residents’ treatment and overall wellbeing. Ensures monthly documentation of care given with notation of progress/lack of progress as well as response to all prescribed treatments.

Ensures emergency medical carts “Crash Carts” are checked per policy and as required to ensure that all necessary items are present and in good working condition.

Complies with APD/Unit “Double-On” “Double-Back” Policies.

Completes all required training. Maintain PASS certification as required.

Maintain timesheet, ensuring accuracy and submit timely in accordance with policy and procedure.

Perform other related duties as required.


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

•           Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.

•           Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

•           Ability to provide emergency nursing services.

•           Ability to participate in the planning and implementing of treatment for patients.

•           Ability to conduct individual and group therapy sessions.

•           Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical or emotional problems.

•           Ability to observe patients' reactions to medications.

•           Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

•           Ability to communicate effectively.

•           Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

•           Ability to effectively interview and assess the health care of clients.

•           Ability to analyze complex reports and determine the service utilization habits of clients and to evaluate the appropriateness of that utilization.    


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 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27.


Other job-related requirements for this position:

•           Prevention and Safety Strategies (PASS) at the Basic level is required unless the incumbent requests a reasonable accommodation supported by an annual medical certification. 

•           Incumbent is required to submit to pre-employment TB screening and on an annual on-going basis as prescribed by DDDP.

•           Maintain confidentiality of employee and/or resident information.  This specific standard is mission critical as the Agency is entrusted with information about employees and residents which is protected by HIPAA and other federal and state laws.  The Agency’s ability to maintain and protect confidential information has a direct relationship on our ability to gain and sustain the public trust.

•           Based on the duties and essential functions of this position, incumbents will be required to spend a minimum of 75% of work time performing duties which involves direct contact with residents in a secure forensic facility.  This position requires lifting, pulling and squatting.

•           Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service.  This includes, but not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.




BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Agency of Persons with Disabilities 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 screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening 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.

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. 

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