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Date: Jul 31, 2020

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Requisition No: 213041 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60005455 

Salary:  $33,377.24 - $108,473.50 

Posting Closing Date: 08/09/2020 

  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


The incumbent in this position is responsible for supervising nursing staff and Humans Service Workers 1 and 11's.  Assist the Registered Nursing Consultant and Senior Registered Nursing Supervisor in the management of all Medical Services Core Processes/Quality Measures.  Maintains a working knowledge of the hospitals mission statement, vision, values, long-term strategic objectives, annual business plans objectives, organizational structure and NEFSH operating processes relevant to your assigned duties and responsibilities.  Assists in the preparation of subordinate ward schedules within time frames.  Reviews leave and attendance records, and recommends approval of leave requests of subordinates to next level supervisor for final approval.  Reconciles and completes time in Kronos for assigned staff.   Supervises assigned subordinates in their area of responsibility.  Conducts Performance Reviews for subordinate staff pointing out strong and weak points as an ongoing evaluation of performance.  Immediately investigates any complaints received against subordinate staff, conducts Investigatory Conferences and takes appropriate action including discipline.  Provide on-the-job training including orientation of new employees to the residential living areas and ensures subordinate staff attends all required training.  Attends management meetings, and participates in a positive manner relaying information to subordinates on a weekly basis through meetings with subordinates.   Maintains minutes of meetings with subordinates.  Prepares daily work assignments for subordinates on assigned shift.  Treats customers, public and staff with courtesy, respect, dignity and presents a positive image to ensure optimum customer satisfaction.


Oversees, monitors and assists with Quality of Life issues which include environmental surroundings of living areas to ensure proper atmosphere, facilities, equipment, supplies and maintenance of Infection Control Standards which are conducive to the care and treatment of those we serve.  Directs the work of subordinates to ensure the best use of time and resources.  Ensures that safety precautions are implemented and hazards are removed.  Reports discrepancies to immediate supervisor and assigns corrective action to subordinates.  Completes required Quality of Life Checklist weekly.  Conducts or ensures that environmental and safety walk-through inspections are completed hourly.


Monitors compliance with Standards of Community Living.  Assist in the planning, coordinating and implementing of treatment and rehabilitation programs in coordination with the residential living area treatment teams.  Uses proper nursing techniques and procedure, infection control, restraint, seclusion, and performs emergency action activities.  Complies with nursing instructions as directed in accordance with the Northeast Florida State Hospital Operating Procedures.  Assists with the taking of vital signs (i.e., Blood Pressure, Temperature, Pulse, Respiration).  Completes and/or assigns staff for specialized individual observation.  Observes those we serve behavior and reports significant changes in behavior and/or physical condition, incidents, events, and documents as required by applicable NEFSH Operating Procedures.  Reviews scheduled individual's activities and ensures individual's attendance.  Assigns and/or participates in those we serve escort activities.  Escorts those served to off grounds appointments, dental appointments, E.R. for all neurological tests, lab and x-ray, area hospitals, etc.  Monitors individuals advocate program and ensures duties as stated in NEFSH “Resident Advocate” Policy and Procedure are provided by assigned subordinates.


Serves as those we serve advocate.  Assist individuals who need it with activities of daily living (ADL) grooming and personal hygiene.  Teaches individuals and subordinates how to function within the Standards of Community Living guidelines.  Assist in the adaptive functioning of those we serve.  Prompts individuals to attend all therapeutic groups.  Ensures the SGA individuals are given leisure time off their living area daily at least one (1) hour in morning and one (1) hour in afternoon.  Monitors assigned staff’s attendance and participation in the treatment team meetings to assure improvement of treatment planning efficiencies and continuity of care.  Monitors subordinate staff’s participation in the implementation of group/individual therapy programs such as behavioral modification, recreational/occupational therapy, and reality orientation and the documentation of those we serve participation as appropriate.  Attends treatment team and case management meetings implementing group/individual therapy programs as listed above as necessary.


Observes those we serve's behavior and reports any abrupt changes in their behavior or physical condition to the supervisor, psychiatric nurse or physician.  Participates in training applicable to treatment and rehabilitation activities.  Completes Unusual Incident Reports as necessary.  Conducts reviews of all incidents during assigned shift and provides comments to SRNS upon request.  Completes Supervisor’s Accident and Injury Report as necessary and submits to RNC for review and recommendation.


Completes Daily Work Assignment sheet for subordinates and ensures compliance with living area and zone coverage requirements, escort availability for medical, dental, and appointments at off-grounds facilities, and that mandatory staff training is completed.


Performs other related duties as assigned.


Attend and assist with unit activities (i.e., Family Fun Day, Unit Parties, Trips, etc.).  Attends Award Ceremony and performs related duties as assigned.

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


  1. Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

RN License

  1. Other job-related requirements for this position:


  1. Working hours: (A) Daily various shifts available (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)      


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: Jacksonville