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Date: Feb 13, 2020

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Requisition No: 120361 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST-F/C - 60005615 1 1 1

Position Number: 60007791 

Salary:  $2,035.36 - $2,454.25 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/15/2020 

This is a direct care Registered Nurse position is a lead position, in a forensic psychiatric mental health treatment facility on the clinical model units; duties include medication administration and monitoring, resident education, participation in multidisciplinary treatment planning, and discharge planning. In the absence of the SRNS this nurse is lead on the unit.

Duties will include functional supervision of direct care staff, oversight/approval of shift schedule, participation in weekly Recovery Team rounds, etc.

Participates in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, outcome oriented, and treatment team approach to resident care. Evaluates and plans for individual resident treatment programs. This includes completing a comprehensive nursing assessment as well as initiating a nursing care plan within twenty-four hours following admission, to be reviewed and updated as per policy. Participates in multi-disciplinary treatment team in order to plan, evaluate, and revise the Recovery Plan. Provides input regarding relevant medical issues and interventions in the formulation of the Recovery Plan. Encourages resident interactions.


Provides for residents' physical well-being, health and safety. Assesses resident and determines extent of assistance needed in maintaining hygiene, adequate nutrition, etc. Establishes and monitors standards of hygiene. Determines monitoring necessary for residents' well-being, i.e. weight, vital signs, medication reaction, sleeping, and eating habits. Arranges for x-rays and lab work as ordered. Encourages proper nutrition by residents. Within one hour after reporting for duty and receiving hand-off communication, provides morning medications and makes regular rounds on all assigned buildings. Identifies physical symptoms and changes and initiates appropriate nursing intervention. Visually checks all residents in safety smock, seclusion and/or restraints and provides documentation in accordance with facility policy/procedure. Checks orders, progress notes, and flow sheets. Administers or supervises administration of treatments. Demonstrates understanding of medical asepsis, practices principles of infection control and provides in-service to other health care personnel. Recognizes hazards to resident safety and takes appropriate action to remedy the situation. Remains on assigned buildings, but may be assigned to other buildings for coverage by the Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor in order to reduce controllable expenses. Responds to all emergency calls; either behavior and/or medical emergencies and carries radio and two-way phone as assigned. Maintains a collaborative relationship with the MOD on call and provides the physician with relevant information about medical, psychiatric, and/or behavior issues that are based on a comprehensive assessment. Obtains orders from the physician and reads them back to the physician verbatim. Promptly transcribes the orders and follows up with completion and/or assignment of the orders in a timely manner.

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