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Date:  Jun 24, 2022


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Requisition No: 645601 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60004730 

Salary:  $36,381.54-130,061.27 

Posting Closing Date: 07/08/2022 

This is a highly responsible position in advanced and expanded professional nursing, providing primary care and performing certain medical acts within protocols established mutually with a medical practitioner and in conformance with specialized certification.  The incumbent in this position identifies health-related problems, plans and implements medical / nursing care to resolve identified problems, screens for potential health problems and engages in the teaching of general health care.
The incumbent must spend at least 75 percent of his or her time performing duties which involve contact with patients or inmates in a correctional or forensic facility or institution.
Evaluates abnormal physical conditions and illness of hospital patients and prescribes medication as necessary.  Conducts daily rounds in assigned ward.  Provides coverage in the NFETC Clinic. Conducts sick calls, provides accurate diagnosis of medical problems and provides appropriate treatment and follow-up care.  Provides other treatments as needed based on experience and training, such as, but not limited to: incision and drainage of abscess / cyst, removal of foreign bodies, etc. Evaluates medical history, physical findings and pertinent laboratory findings of individuals and if appropriate, initiates further diagnostic laboratory testing, consulting the physician as needed. Monitors and provides treatment for individuals with multiple medical problems, many of which have complicated medical problems, including HIV and Hepatitis C.  Carefully monitors for side effects (some potentially fatal) of medications used to treat these conditions. Monitors Initiates and updates monthly treatment and immunization orders according to North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center Policy. Initiates and updates monthly treatment and immunization orders according to North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center Policy. Writes monthly medical summaries on designated persons. Refers individual(s) to other health care professionals and specialty clinics as appropriate for specialized services.  Coordinates the services required to meet the individuals needs for primary health care. Accepts clinical assignments based on hospital needs as directed by the Chief of Primary Care Services or their designee. Performs other related duties as required.
This position requires certification in CPR, First Aid, MANDT, Infection Control, Customer Service, and OSHA requirements.  Intervention with combative individuals may be required.  Some driving may be required. In addition, the following is required:

1.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of program management and delivery of mental health services.
2.  Knowledge of mental health, psychiatric principles, practices and techniques.
3.  Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
4.  Ability to perform complete psychiatric and mental health assessments of patients.
5.  Ability to manage mental health disorders and care of patients.
6.  Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses and/or disorders.
7.  Ability to compile and evaluate mental health assessments, medical histories and other clinical and laboratory data.
8.  Ability to initiate diagnostic laboratory tests and evaluate the results.
9.  Ability to prescribe/alter and administer appropriate medications for specific illnesses.
10. Ability to work with patients having a variety of mental psychiatric disorders and physical problems.
11. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
12. Ability to apply the consultative processes in problem-solving activities.
13. Ability to communicate effectively.
14. Ability to develop and implement various program monitoring methodologies and techniques.
15. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

These physical requirements are considered a term and condition of employment in my current job position:
•    Must be able to travel up 17 stairs and 50 feet in 30 seconds.
•    Must be able to go up and down 17 stairs 8 times in 8 hours.
•    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; up to 60 movements in 1 hour.
•    Must be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of training, some of which requires physical activity such as CPR, MANDT and Heimlich training.
•    Must be able to bend, twist, turn, kneel, push and stoop 10 times in one hour, if necessary.
•    Must be able to physically operate all equipment necessary to do job tasks, including using a keyboard for 1 hour.
•    Must be able to lift 20 pounds or drag 150 pounds for 3 feet distance.
•    Must be able to carry up to 15 pounds up 17 stairs in 1 minute.
•    Must be able to sit and/or stand for 1 hour without a break.
•    Must be able to walk 800 feet without stopping in 5 minutes.
•    Must be able to work 16 hour shifts on occasion.
•    Must be able to remain alert for a period of 1 to 16 hours including normal breaks.
•    Must be able to drive an EZ Go or vehicle up to 3 hours at one time if job essential.
This occupation requires certification as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in accordance with Florida Statute 464.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville