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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 394443 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 48008460

Position Number: 48008460 

Salary:  $21,400.46 - $24,400.46 

Posting Closing Date: 06/29/2021 

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Licensed Practical Nurse - Position Number 48008460

Department – Health Care Center

Career Service


About Our Organization and Mission

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.  The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow 

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:

Florida’s Historic Coast

Visit Florida–St. Augustine

First Coast Relocation Guide

Historic Coast Culture

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities.  It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax.  Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

FSDB is a state of Florida agency and a major employer in St. Johns County. Working for the state of Florida is more than a paycheck. The state’s total compensation package for our SES and Career Service employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:

Annual and sick leave

Holiday leave–eight days per year

Personal holiday–one day per year

State group insurance–health, dental, vision, life, and supplemental coverage options

Retirement plan options–including employer contributions (for specifics, visit

Flexible spending accounts

Tuition waivers

And more!

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Salary Range

10 month position: $21,400.46 - $24,400.46 annually (paid biweekly over 26-pays; This range is inclusive of verified experience and education)



Monday - Friday 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Your Specific Responsibilities

The Licensed Practical Nurse works in the HCC under the direction of the Registered Nurse Supervisor/Administrator of Allied Health Services. The position provides health services to students according to physician standing orders, nursing clinical guidelines, HCC policies and procedures and in accordance with F. S. 464 and F.A.C. 64B9.  Provides direct patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse/Supervisor/Administrator of Allied Health Services. Care provided is within the scope of a Licensed Practical Nurse and takes into account the age specific competencies related to caring for a deaf, blind and special needs population of students ranging in age from 3 years to 22 years of age. Establishes a good rapport with students, treats them as individuals, and relates to them in an age-appropriate manner.  Demonstrates positive alternatives to student’s inappropriate behaviors using self as a role model.  Carries out assigned patient interventions as ordered.  Administers medications and treatments and carries out assigned medication processing, distribution and monitoring, responsibilities within the scope of practical nursing practice and per HCC policy.  Identifies basic health care needs, responds therapeutically in assisting students to meet health care needs.  Identifies basic hygiene and activity of daily living needs. Assists students with personal hygiene and activities of daily living and provides age appropriate health care teaching to enable student to reach and maintain an appropriate level of self-care.  Observes, reports and documents and communicates pertinent information about students in written and electronic form to parents, other nursing staff, physicians and interdepartmentally per policy.  Supervises students to various areas within the Health Care Center and escorts students to other areas of the health center and to other agencies as directed.  Utilizes and maintains all record keeping systems such as medical charts, flow sheets, reports and intake forms.  Collects health care data, utilizes and maintains health data information in health data management system.  Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. Ensures that all student patients are accounted for at all times.  Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.  Understands and utilizes principles of asepsis in carrying out daily responsibilities.  Recognizes environmental safety hazards and takes appropriate action.  Performs CPI and initiates CPI per policy.  Initiates CPR per policy.  Assists with overall function of the unit.  Stocks supplies as assigned.  Attends staff meetings and participates in decision making about problems and changes.  Orients new LPNs to the HCC and shift routines.  Other duties as assigned.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology; Knowledge of practical nursing principles, practices and techniques; Knowledge of state and federal statutes regulating the practice of nursing; Knowledge of safety measures and  infection control principles; Ability to successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers; Ability to identify emergency and crisis situations, triage and prioritize work tasks; Ability to communicate expressively and receptively in an effective manner orally, manually, electronically and in written form with Deaf/HOH, blind, special needs, hearing and /or sighted students, families and professionals; Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver's License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy; Ability to learn and follow nursing, Health Care Center, Florida School for the Deaf policies and procedures; Ability to maintain safety while providing a therapeutic environment for students; Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR and CPI.


Minimum Qualifications

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.


Condition of Employment

Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire.


Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


Preferred Qualifications

Sign Language Skills


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application.  It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




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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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