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Date: Oct 17, 2019

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Requisition No: 71963 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60073408 

Salary:  $23,645.18 - $73,186.33 

Posting Closing Date: 11/08/2019 


This is work providing practical nursing services to patients under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician,  and includes coordinating a staff of sub-professional and/or paraprofessional workers.


(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. Examples of work performed are not to be used for allocation purposes.)

  • Provides coordination over subordinate direct care staff which may include unit treatment and rehabilitation specialists and human services workers.
  • Provides nursing care and administers treatment as directed by a professional nurse to subacute, chronic, and convalescent patients.
  • Assists a professional nurse and/or physician in clinics with diagnostic tests and physical examinations by preparing clinic rooms for use, collecting routine specimens, taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
  • Administers simple medications to bedridden patients in the home under specific orders, gives selective personal care such as baths and shampoos, changes sterile dressings, and gives irrigations and enemas.
  • Performs simple rehabilitative nursing procedures for selected chronically ill and aged patients.
  • Assists a professional nurse with screening procedures and school health activities.
  • Assists physicians with school physical examinations.
  • Assists professional nurses in completing and maintaining records of patient progress.
  • Prepares and administers hypodermic injections as ordered by attending physician.
  • Makes routine checks to ensure patients' security precautions are being enforced.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • This position will be various shifts evenings or nights.


(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

  • Knowledge of nursing principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Skill in the use of medical equipment and instruments used in providing nursing care.
  • Ability to demonstrate manual dexterity in providing nursing care.
  •   Ability to administer medications and treatments.
  • Ability to work with patients.
  • Ability to interpret and follow medical instructions.
  • Ability to observe patients' symptoms and reactions to treatment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  • Licensure as a practical nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27 and one year of experience in providing practical nursing services.

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