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Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609

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Requisition No: 394122 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities


Position Number: 67013125 

Salary:  $1,275.45- $1,329.30 Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 07/05/2021 





This is work providing practical nursing services to developmentally disabled individuals at Tacachale.  Work is performed under the direction and general supervision of a registered nurse, and is reviewed for compliance, standards and procedures.




Prepares, administers and documents medications and treatments as per nursing policy and procedure.

Maintains documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures.  Observes, records and reports physical and behavioral response to medication and treatment.


Uses nursing process for ongoing care of individuals as need is identified.  Intervention would include, but not be limited to:  observation, referral to the registered nurse, medication and treatment as prescribed and/or crisis intervention.


Maintains work area, medical supplies and equipment, and adheres to infection control policies.


Accompanies individuals to clinic and off-center appointments as assigned.


Provides emergency nursing service within the scope of nursing practice.


Provides nursing care and administers treatment as directed by a professional nurse to subacute, chronic, and convalescent residents.


Assists a professional nurse and/or physician in clinics, diagnostic tests and physical examinations by preparing clinic room for use, collecting routine specimens, taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.


Prepares and administers hypodermic injections as ordered by the attending physician.


Performs simple rehabilitative nursing procedures for selected chronically ill and aged residents.


Assists a professional nurse with screening procedures.


Assists physicians with physical examinations.


Assists professional nurses in completing and maintaining medical records and residents’ progress.




Assists in the development and monitoring of nursing service objectives.


Participates as appropriate in all objectives developed for the individuals assigned.


Works in conjunction with the registered nurse to assure continuity of care and adherence to ICF/DD standards.


Attends interdisciplinary team meetings and special clinics as assigned.


Participates in and reinforces health care teaching to assure adherence to current principles of care as ordered.


Attends in-service training and participates in continuing education programs for the developmentally disabled person.


Monitors and role model’s infection control programs during daily activities.


Adheres to ethical practice standards.


Participates in nursing committees as assigned.


Performs other related duties.




Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques. 

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Skilled in the use of emergency equipment within scope of training.

Ability to interact, assess and respond to individuals who are developmentally disabled.

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.

Ability to stand, walk, sit and bend for periods in excess of three hours.

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

Ability to successfully complete Prevention and Safety Strategies Training.




A valid Florida Driver’s License. .If initially hired with an out-of-state license the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida State driver’s license within 30-days of hire. License suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/Education only license) and some types of restricted license are not acceptable. License that have “Corrective Lenses Restricted,” are acceptable, provided the driver wears the corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.


Current Licenses Practical Nurse License & CPR Healthcare Provider Certification.




This position is located at a 24- hour facility.  Various shifts and regular days off.


NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.


Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service. This includes, but not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.


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.


Direct Deposit Program – As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.


Background Screening requirement – It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that candidates being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, and if applicable Chapter 408, F.S.


Background screening shall include, but not be limited to: Fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal and juvenile records through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal records check through local law enforcement agencies.  Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.




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