Date:  May 15, 2024


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Requisition No: 799763 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60006101 

Salary:  $2,238.90-$2,526.30 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2024 

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 Supervisor 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. This position requires lifting, pulling, and squatting. Duties of this position require the incumbent to be knowledgeable of and utilize the principles of Total Quality Management. A professional qualified registered nurse with appropriate experience, education, licensure, teaching skills and demonstrated ability in nursing supervision, practice and administrative duties. The incumbent in this position must be employed full time, and work closely with and function under the direct supervision of the Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor. Nursing will provide guidance in the care and treatment of residents. This employee is responsible for professional registered nurse and direct care supervisory duties in a specialized medical/mental health facility. This position requires a Florida Registered Nurse license with fulfillment of CEU requirements to maintain licensure every two years. The Registered Nurse Supervisor is a high level professional nurse supervisor position which possesses a broad field of nursing knowledge and the expert ability and responsibility for nursing care of the residents within the unit assigned. This employee serves as an experienced nursing resource to the nurses supervised and unit treatment team/peers.

  • Assumes ultimate supervisory responsibility for all nursing and direct care service personnel on assigned shift, including:

A. serving as immediate supervisor for the nursing and direct care staff as assigned.

B. administering appropriate coaching and/or disciplinary action necessary to ensure a safe, individualized regimen for the residents assigned and compliance with all nursing assessments, nursing progress notes, Recovery Plans and other paperwork required in accordance with all standards/regulations applicable to ward.

C. assist in interviews, selection of nursing service personnel to work in the unit.

D. completes quarterly/annual evaluation and expectations/standards on staff with completion of paperwork, scoring to supervisor with attachments of improvement plans as needed.

E. ensures nurses supervised have current licensure and required CEU's on file with copies to SRNS.

F. completion of nursing skills checklist at least yearly or more often as needed with copy to SRNS.

G. supervises and completes yearly evaluations on assigned non-licensed staff performing nursing functions assigned with documentation of any re-training or needs sent to supervisor.

  • Assumes ultimate responsibility for all resident care delivered on the shift by assigning staff including:

A. assessing, evaluating, and following-up on the delivery of quality resident care according to facility and CF Operating

B. Policies/Procedures/Guidelines/Playbooks/Manuals

C. reviewing staff documentation regarding resident care to assure timeliness and accuracy.

D. completing periodic rounds on wards/pods with assessment, evaluation of quality nursing and direct care.

E. monitor resident care through observation and communication with staff supervised.

F. ensuring adequate supplies and equipment are available for resident care.

G. assisting in handling medical/psychiatric emergencies with accurate documentation.

H. 1-on-1 observation of nurses while administering medication/treatments at least once a year or more often as needed.

 I. assigning and monitoring medication education groups for specific needs.

  • In addition to above, the Registered Nurse Supervisor is responsible for providing and monitoring resident care in the assigned areas including:

A. Administer medication in all forms prescribed, venipuncture, IV's, and related procedures.

B. Complete skills checklist at least yearly and provide direct supervision of non-licensed staff while performing nursing functions assigned pursuant to Department of Children and Families Operating Procedure 155-5, which includes vital signs, weights, heights, etc.

C. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate resident care on the ward assigned on a daily basis with accurate documentation.

  • Responsible for providing safety and security in all aspects of resident care during a crisis or restrictive procedure, which includes:

A. Providing immediate emergency nursing care with prompt triage, notification of physician/ARNP/PA assigned and treatment/ referral per physician's orders with documentation/follow-up.

B. Providing medical emergency and emergency pregnancy review/drills on shift assigned.

C. Providing immediate intervention to de-escalate a resident to help decrease potential for self-harm or harm to others and potential need for seclusion/restraint process.

D. Reading Personal Safety Plans on all residents assigned to be familiar with their personal preferences when they are upset to help de-escalate their behaviors and reduce potential for S/R episodes.

  • Documenting all pertinent information during a manual, seclusion/restraint process with proper forms completed within timeframes and follow-up documentation in chart as well as ways to potentially decrease incidents in the future.
  • Serves as resource person to other staff or training or continuing education programs. Participates in attendance to in-house and outside training activities (Train the Trainer, etc.) for updating staff on skills and knowledge.
  • Other related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position:

  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to provide direct patient care and treatment.
  • Ability to assess patients' progress and evaluate nursing care plans.
  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems.
  • Ability to develop nursing care activities for patient groups.
  • Ability to plan, develop and conduct training programs.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of 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 and two years of Registered Nursing experience.


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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