Date:  Feb 12, 2024


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Requisition No: 799449 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE-F/C - 60006560

Position Number: 60006560 

Salary:  1,875.26 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2024 

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state of Florida’s social services agency. The agency oversees services for child safety, fostering, adoption, domestic violence, adult protective services, refugees, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, childcare providers, human trafficking and public assistance. The agency’s mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Within DCF, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program office is recognized as the single state authority for substance abuse and mental health services. The Office of SAMH is statutorily responsible for the planning, evaluation, and implementation of a comprehensive statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC) is a 216 bed, all male, forensic, mental health rehabilitation facility. The Center is located in northeast Gainesville, Florida on 639 picturesque acres with regular sightings of deer, turkey and other wildlife. NFETC employs a variety of entry level to leadership positions including food service, maintenance, direct care, nurses, counselors, rehab therapists, medical doctors, security, psychiatrists, and psychologists.







This is a highly responsible and professional position that will serve as Registered Nurse Specialist F/C. This position will collaborate with each section within the state facilities and be required to use independent judgement, take initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities and should be extraordinarily detail oriented. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

The employee in this position spends a minimum of 75% of his/her time performing duties which involve contact with residents in a forensic facility or institution. The job description is not a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.

  • This is entry-level professional nursing work in the care and treatment of residents. Provides functional supervision over Licensed Practical Nurses and direct care staff. Provides supervision/coordination of all nursing care given by each member of nursing staff and teaches nursing care when indicated. Supervises, coordinates, and gives instructions on all written and verbal recordings, including resident’s records and any other forms or records kept by building personnel.
  • Administers medications and treatments as indicated, and carries out associated recording procedures. Initiates resident care plans, draws blood samples for lab work, administers oxygen, uses suction machine, and gives CPR when indicated. Performs other life-saving measures as needed. Accompanies physicians on their visits to the residents, assisting with examinations and diagnostic measures when indicated. Makes daily rounds, observing all residents, assessing their health status and determining any special needs. Notifies physician of any changes in the mental and physical condition of residents. Participates in admitting, and discharging of residents. Writes and checks all records and reports and instructs building personnel in these. Maintains records and communications as necessary for effective total resident care. Responsible for functional supervision/coordination of building staff in proper care of residents, and assures that nursing care and resident responses to care are documented. Participates in team meetings. Formulates and reviews care plans as indicated. Delivers and receives report about residents and nursing care.
  • Inspects the building for cleanliness, ventilation, temperature, and safety measures. Provides instructions to building personnel in use of equipment to prevent damage to equipment and waste of supplies. Confers with other disciplines and departments about supplies, transportation for residents, repairs and general upkeep of the buildings. Checks supplies in cabinets, treatment rooms, dressing carts, and medicine carts for expired items and general cleanliness. Keeps Nursing Supervisor and Executive Nursing Director informed about building activities and issues.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • Attends in service and unit meetings as required. Maintains compliance with unit and NFETC mandatory in service training.
  • Maintains compliance with unit and NFETC mandatory in service training.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position:

  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Ability to administer prescribed medications.
  • Ability to provide direct patient care and treatment.
  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464. 


Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance; $25,000 policy is free plus option to purchase additional life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses

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US CITIZEN REQUIREMENT Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM REGISTRATION All selected male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

RETIREE NOTICE If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be suspended or voided, and you required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.

BACKGROUND SCREENING 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, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and 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.

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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