Date:  Jul 5, 2024


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Requisition No: 772104 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE OPS - 60955425

Position Number: 60955425 

Salary:  $30.00/per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/04/2024 

Max number of hours worked per week: 24 – 40 hours

max number of hours worked per pay period: 48 hours per pay period

Shifts: evening and night


Describe in detail the specific duties and responsibilities assigned to this position and the percentage of time for each. Indicate the role of this position in accomplishing the unit and agency mission. If applicable, include examples of independent, final policy decisions made and show their effect on the agency, the public, or other state agencies.

Time Duties and Responsibilities

The applicant selected to fill this position shall be required to submit to a pre-employment medical examination. 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. The employee in this position spends a minimum of 75% of his/her time performing duties as outlined on offocial position description. The incumbent of this position provides practical nursing services to residents assigned under the direction of a Registered Nurse and includes working with multi-disciplinary staff while caring for residents in a psychiatric/medical setting.

 Administer oral and injectable medication and controlled medications in accordance to Unit Dose Policy/Procedure/Guidelines (OP 150-35) and within their scope of practice in a mental health setting within the timeframes specified with completion of paperwork as required. b. Participates in Hospital Infection Control process/program with reporting of potential infections to Registered Nurse/Physician for follow-up care and documentation in required forms c. Prepares paperwork, administers medications/preps as required for consults to EKG, EEG, X-ray, clinics, outside appointments d. Assists physician/ARNP/PA during sick call, physical examinations with documentation and routing of referrals/consults, labs as required e. Coordinates resident's appointments with ward staff making sure medications are given as required to resident prior to leaving and paperwork given to staff accompanying resident. f. Provide emergency medical/psychiatric treatment within the scope of practice and notify Registered Nurse/Physician/ARNP/PA for assistance as soon as possible. g. Inputs lab orders as assigned or per physician/ARNP/PA orders h. Reports any problems with medical/nursing equipment to nurse for follow-up i. Responsive and compliant with current resident rights and advocacy issues; adheres to and complies with unit/hospital and departmental policy/procedures/guidelines j. Admits and transfers resident to and from other units or outside sources with assistance to Registered Nurse for required admission workup and care

 Assess resident complaints and determine action, notifies doctor when necessary, receives and records verbal and written orders from physician. Completes incident reports. Completes progress notes on resident care in accordance with Florida State Hospital Operating Procedures/Guidelines, provide documentation in accordance with standards.

Observes for side effects or adverse effects to medication and reports to registered nurse/physician/ARNP/PA for assessment and follow-up care as needed

Schedules, holds and documents Medication Education groups or 1:1 sessions as assigned/needed to increase resident's knowledge of medications prescribed and compliance to medication/treatment regimen

Maintains/cleans/inventories medical/nursing equipment and supplies in assigned areas with ordering/re-stocking of supplies needed to provide adequate supplies for the residents issues/needs.

Performs other related duties as required to meet the needs of the department and resident's quality care.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of licensed practical nursing principles, practices and techniques.

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Knowledge of Operating Procedures of Florida State Hospital and Department of Children and Families

Knowledge of Licensed Practical Nurse Scope of Practice and limitations of duties at FSH

Knowledge of types of medical/nursing equipment needed to provide quality resident care

Knowledge of Licensed Practical Nurse licensure requirements and standards

Skilled in the use of medical equipment and instruments used in providing nursing care to residents.

Skilled in triage in an emergency and providing quality care of the resident.

Skilled in administration of medications/treatments (po and IM, aerosol) in a safe/secure manner

Ability to provide quality nursing care to residents with notification of RN/Physician/ARNP/PA as needed for further care.

Ability to administer medications/treatments (po, IM, aerosol) in a safe/secure manner

Ability to observe residents for positive, as well as adverse effects or side effects of medication/treatment.

Ability to observe, assist Registered Nurse in the processes of manual holds, seclusion or restraint.

Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville