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Date: Apr 19, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609

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Requisition No: 358743 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities


Position Number: 67013741 

Salary:  $1,339.24- $2,774.84 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 05/17/2021 




This is a Registered Nurse Specialist position which is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all nursing services to an assigned group of people in a facility for the developmentally disabled.  This position is responsible for the coordination of the activities of non-professional staff as they relate to the health of the people residing in the facility. 


Administration of treatments, medications, and other care which requires the expertise of a professional Registered Nurse which may include, but is not limited to, starting IVs, phlebotomy, monitoring newly post-operative patients, tube feeding, and oxygen therapy.  Confers closely with physicians whenever the condition of the individual warrant’s further assessment or intervention.  Participates in crisis intervention to prevent hospitalization or re-hospitalization.  Maintains adequate documentation in residential log daily, as needed in progress notes, daily report and any other required documentation to provide clear communication to other staff.


Establishes and maintains the currency of a comprehensive assessment of nursing needs from which a nursing care plan is developed.  Using the knowledge gained from the assessment, participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the planning and implementation of treatments/programs for individual patients.


Provides oversight to other Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and paraprofessional staff in providing nursing related functions.


Maintains and documents Human Service Workers competency as it relates to nursing delegated functions.


Delivers, attends and participates in Staff Development programs, Continuing Education programs, staff meetings, standing committee meetings, and other meetings as assigned.


Observes and documents physical and behavioral response to medications.


Relieves other professional staff as assigned.  Performs supervisory functions as assigned.


This position may be required to perform essential services before, during, and after an emergency per APD OP 2-0035.    

This position is critical to the safety and supervision of residents and may require the incumbent to work beyond their normal work schedule to maintain minimum coverage levels in the facility.





Must have knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques. 


Must have knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.


Must be skilled in the use of emergency equipment within scope of training.


Must have ability to interact, assess and respond to individuals who are developmentally disabled.


Must have ability to provide emergency nursing care to include but not limited to basic life support, emergency care for choking (abdominal thrust), rescue breathing and use emergency equipment.


Must have ability to stand, walk, sit and bend for periods in excess of three hours.


Must have ability to assist in lifting and transferring residents weighing more than 100 pounds, as needed.


Must have ability to successfully complete Prevention and Safety Strategies Training.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville