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Date: Oct 17, 2020

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Requisition No: 218281 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60009646 

Salary:  $30,622.02 - $99,519.26 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2020 

  1. Duties and Responsibilities - 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.

% of Time

Duties and Responsibilities


                                                       PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIRED.


Participates in a comprehensive, multi-discipline, outcome oriented, treatment team approach to resident care.  Evaluates and plans for individual resident treatment programs.  This includes completing nursing care plan within twenty-four hours following admission assessment and to be reviewed and updated as per policy.  Participates in multi-discipline treatment team in the evaluation and planning of the Service Implementation Plan (SIP).  Provides input into the formulation of the SIP.  Encourages resident interactions.  Increases the number of residents served by encouraging residents to participate in therapies and activities. All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, staff will be required to complete Covid-19 testing prior to hire and routinely during employment.





Provides for residents’ physical well being, health and safety.  Assesses resident and determines extent of assistance needed in hygiene, feeding, 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 needed.  Encourages proper nutrition by residents.  Within one hour after reporting for duty, makes rounds on all assigned wards.  Makes regular rounds on all assigned wards.  Identifies physical symptoms and changes and initiates appropriate nursing intervention.  Visually checks all residents in restraints and/or seclusion.  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 inservice to other health care personnel.  Recognizes hazards to resident safety and takes appropriate action to remedy the situation. Remains on assigned wards.  May be assigned to other units for coverage by the Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor in order to reduce controllable expenses.  Is an active member of the Emergency Response Team and carries the code beeper as assigned.




Adequately documents resident care.  Completes nursing progress notes as assigned.  Records in progress notes all incidents, medication and treatment, and their effects.  Completes administrative forms as required.




Responsible for administration of medication.  Reviews residents’ response to medication and reports to the physician on a regular schedule.  Assesses residents need for PRN medication.  Administers prescribed medication and treatment.  Administers all injectable medication as ordered.  Properly documents medication given.  Responsible for ordering, administering, and count of controlled substances.  Provides inservice and reviews all aspects of medication with staff on an ongoing basis.  Maintains cleanliness of cart/cassettes.  Does not keep extra or outdated medication on the ward.  Checks charts for new orders on a regular schedule.  Transcribes physician orders.  Orders and receives prepackaged unit dose medications from the Pharmacy.




Reduces length of stay by providing for rehabilitation of residents through health education and training.  Determines education necessary for residents’ independence and assigns level of staff to teach the resident.  Teaches resident self-assistance skills as needed.  Determines methods to be used to enhance independence. Evaluates effectiveness of methods and revises plans when necessary.  Conducts and participates in individual/group sessions including medication education groups.  Observes and reports resident behavior and illnesses.  Counsels with residents on problems relating to health or well being.




Ensures optimum customer satisfaction by communicating with others to provide for adequate care of residents.  Keeps Nurse Supervisor informed of but not limited to admissions; transfers; physically ill residents; residents placed in and out of restraints; residents placed in and out of seclusion; unauthorized departures; residents receiving injuries; rapes; discharges; suicidal and homicidal attempts; and deaths.  Records this information in the Nurses Log Book in the Nursing Office.  Participates in unit meetings, weekly nurses meetings, designated hospital and service related meetings.  Communicates with staff regarding unit problems affecting resident care.  Nurses working on weekends, evenings, nights, and holidays will notify the Nurse Supervisor that they are on duty before the previous shift’s nurses go off duty.  Maintains professional accountability by knowing policies, procedures, and standards pertaining to resident care.  Responsible for own growth, development, and refining of knowledge in both the nursing and mental health fields by participation in inservice programs, continuing education, and attendance at nurses meetings.  Maintains current registered nurse license.  Arranges with the Nurse Supervisor for mandatory training.




Performs other related duties as assigned.




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this position are the ability to correctly pass medications, good nursing assessment skills, good documentation skills, good communication skills, recognition of medications and their effectiveness, ability to work well with others, ability to ambulate the campus, maintenance of licensure and all required CEUs.  This also includes any and all nursing functions which may or may not be listed above that naturally fall under the purview of a registered nurse.



  1. Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Ability to effectively convey information.  Service orientation; social perceptiveness; judgment and decision making; reading comprehension; coordination; critical thinking; active listening; problem identification; writing; mathematics; customer and personal service; therapy and counseling; some knowledge of instructional methods; ability to correctly pass medications; ability to work well with others; at least minimal skills in computer soft ware. 
  1. Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite)This occupation requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes, or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 21O-8.22 or 8.27 and at least three years of professional nursing experience.  A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing may substitute for one year of the required nursing experience.  A Masters Degree in Nursing may substitute for two years of the required nursing experience.
  1. Other job-related requirements for this position: Completion and maintenance of MANDT, CPR-C, Infection Control, OSHA, Sexual Harassment, Diversity, and Abuse training required.  Must maintain licensure and all related CEUs up-to-date.  Ability to ambulate extended distances cross campus.  Intervention with combative persons may be required.  Ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds.  Pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, and kneeling may be required in the performance of duties.
  1. Working hours: (A) Daily from Evening and Night Shifts 3pm to 11pm or 11PM TO 7AM. (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)      
  1. Agency Use Only

Check those that apply:  Uniform Allowance  CJIP  Bond Indicator  Drug Screening  Re-screening

Security Check:  No security screen required  Background investigation required  Background & fingerprint required

Fingerprint  investigation required  Access to abuse records  Caretaker  Financial  Law enforcement  Management

Sensitive  Agency Security Check  Other:      

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. 

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