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Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 403981 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE SUPV - 60006861

Position Number: 60006861 


Posting Closing Date: 12/16/2021 



The employee in this position spends a minimum of 75% of his/her time performing duties as outlined on official position description, which involves contact with residents in a forensic facility or institution.  The incumbent of this position must be a professionally qualified Registered Nurse with appropriate experience, education, licensure, teaching, and ability to make good judgment decisions in nursing practice and administrative duties.  The incumbent in this position must be employed full-time.  This position has responsibilities as a manager, communicator and participator in the treatment team process, evaluator of nursing care, and ultimately overall supervision of all nursing care on the unit to assure that residents receive the optimum achievable nursing care with the resources made available.  This position provides supervision on a 24-hour basis over all nursing/direct care personnel within the unit with direct supervision of the Registered Nurse Supervisor positions and night shift nursing staff.  Nursing will provide guidance in the care and treatment of residents.




This is advanced professional work supervising and directing employees. The primary duty of the incumbent in this position is to spend the majority of their time communicating with, motivating, training and evaluating employees, planning and directing their work; and having the authority to effectively recommend actions such as: hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, promote, discharge, assign, and reward or discipline direct reports.  Evaluates employees against established standards and takes appropriate actions when necessary (i.e. recognition, reward, corrective action, etc.).




SUPERVISION, DISCIPLINE, & EVALUATION:  Assume ultimate responsibility for all nursing care delivered in unit and supervise same.  Serves as immediate supervisor to the Registered Nurse Supervisors and night shift personnel.  Writes performance expectation/standards for all Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and direct care staff in assigned unit, using personal observation and monitoring data.  Counsel, confer with, discipline or ensure that appropriate disciplinary measures are taken to assure the delivery of quality nursing care, the respect of all residents' worth as individuals and compliance with DCF Employee Handbook, by all nursing/direct care employees.  Supervise and participate in completing nursing progress notes, nursing assessments, and nursing care plans in accordance with POR Standards.  Monitor the delivery of nursing care in terms of established professional standards through visits and inspections, staff and patient contacts and communications, records and residents' chart.  Monitor unit compliance with Federal, State and Children and Families guidelines as applicable to nursing.  Assist in developing corrective action plan for any program deficiencies.  Monitor the quality and implementation of nursing care plans in the unit.  Perform quarterly/annual audits on staff supervised with performance improvement plans as needed.  Create, develop, and revise monitoring tools as needed for auditing the documentation of the staff supervised.  Provide Infection Control Committee with monthly report which contain inclusive information and is in a professional format.  Monitors 1-on-1 medication administration at least yearly on all nurses directly supervised with delegation to Registered Nurse Supervisors the medication monitoring for staff supervised and maintain documentation in unit. Serve as a consultant to the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurses and direct care in the unit on matters related directly to the delivery of nursing care and of administrative matters indirectly affecting the delivery of nursing care.  Make ward rounds to assess the delivery of nursing care and make recommendations to the nursing staff based on this assessment.  Provide professional assistance to the nursing personnel and direct care staff regarding the delivery of nursing services.  Assist in implementing the Disaster Plan or emergency evacuation.  Maintains 90% or above compliance with nursing and direct care standard requirements.




COMMUNICATIONS:  Schedule and chair Registered Nurse meetings on a monthly, or as needed basis (a minimum of 6 per year).  Provide input to supervisor in matters relating to or affecting the profession of nursing practice in the unit.  Represent the practice of professional nursing by serving on committees as designated by supervisor.  Establish and maintain a good working relationship with other services within the unit to coordinate an effective nursing delivery.  Serve as treatment team coordinator as needed.  Participate in discharge planning and resident education to prepare for living in the community when appropriate. Attend in-service seminars or workshops for professional development as required by departmental and hospital policy and licensure responsibilities.




PROGRAMMING PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:  Responsible for developing, reviewing, and revising unit nursing and direct care policies and procedures necessary to provide quality nursing services with continuity of care 24 hours daily, seven days a week.  Responsible for the development of unit philosophy and nursing objectives, compliance with professional nursing standards, hospital goals, hospital nursing policies, procedures and other integrated hospital services.  Posts coverage schedules in area highly visible to staff per policy/procedure/contracts.   Assumes responsibility for assuring that required equipment necessary for performing nursing procedures and activities is available, functioning efficiently and in good repair.  Participate in, or designate a registered nurse representative to participate in, quality assurance activities, including infection control.  Determine all independent nursing programming in unit to create and maintain the role of psychiatric nursing as defined by the American Nurses' Association for Psychiatric Nursing Practices.  Plan programs, along with orientation books/pamphlets to orient newly hired nurses to unit responsibilities and requirements.  Keeps required nursing files in office or unit as designated by supervisor for review of nursing services by inside or outside auditors.  




ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assist with the preparation and follow-up of agency surveys and actively participates in the survey process when appropriate.  Maintain a current file of all licensed nursing personnel in the unit, including a copy of current license.  Interview nursing applicants and make recommendations to supervisor as to employment potential.    Maintain professional proficiency in nursing skills to be competent in responding to both medical, psychiatric and HCS interventions.  Perform group or individual education and/or coaching as needed.

SAFETY:  Responsible for following all departmental facility safety guidelines and observing and complying with all policies relating to the security of residents.




MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION/MONITORING:  Responsible for 1-to-1 monitoring of nurses directly supervised on medication/ treatments at least yearly with documentation or more often as needed with corrective action plans for medication variances as required.  Performs administration of medication/treatments when needed to provide minimum coverage in accordance with Florida Statutes 395, 464 Nurse Practice Act and 64B9 Florida Board of Nursing Rules and Operating Policy/Procedures/Guidelines of the facility.  Complete medication administration/treatments within timeframes specified with all forms required.




Performs other related duties as required.





  1. 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 and knowledgeable of and utilize the principles of Total Quality Management.  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 served'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.
  1. 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 64B9-3.009 and three years of professional nursing experience, including 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.
  1. Other job-related requirements for this position: This position requires lifting, pulling, squatting.


***Florida State Hospital is a tobacco free environment ***


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.  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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