Date:  Jun 19, 2024


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Requisition No: 829544 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE - 48008460

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 48008460 

Salary:  $36,722.40 - $44,222.40 

Posting Closing Date: 07/01/2024 

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Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB)

Registered Nurse (Career Service)

Position Number 48008460

Department: Health Care Center

Who are we?

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.



How you will make an impact

The incumbent of this position provides age/special needs appropriate nursing care to school age student patients ranging from preschool to 22 years of age. Including assessment of student patient needs specific to their age. Nursing care is planned, interventions are performed to assure those needs are met and evaluated for effectiveness of nursing care.  Health care services are provided according to physician orders, nursing clinical guidelines, FSDB and HCC policies and procedure and in accordance with FS 464 and FAC 64B9.Including assessment of student patient needs specific to their age.

  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the student. Performs interventions according to level of education and practice and per physician orders. Assures that interventions are safe, timely, ethical and appropriate and with scope of practice for RN. Modifies interventions based on continuous assessment. Documents in a retrievable form for access, analysis and research.
  • Serves as a health care liaison among the student, nurse, physician, and family, academic and residential staff to provide a continuum of care for the student. Promotes student’s personal and social integration. Reinforces healthy behaviors and interaction patterns and helps modify or discontinue unhealthy ones. Integrates patient teaching into every student encounter. Communicates in a timely manner with family, academic and residential staff following all student encounters and prior to initiation of all medical treatments and interventions. Establishes and conducts health care in service and patient teaching for students, staff and families. Continually evaluates student progress. Documents patient teaching interventions, communication, crisis intervention, medication education, behavior modification.
  • Prioritizes and collects data based on the patient’s immediate health care need or medical condition. Completes a comprehensive history of personal and health factors, medical treatment and prior treatment. Collects data from multiple sources using a variety of methods. Involves the student, significant others, and interdisciplinary team members in the assessment process and data analysis. Assures that the assessment process is systematic and ongoing. Bases data collection on clinical judgment. Documents the database in synthesized, prioritized and retrievable form.
  • Evaluates self and peers to assure provision of competent clinical care. Takes action to achieve goal/s and improve performance.  Maintains current knowledge in nursing practice. Participates in professional activities to improve professional knowledge and enhance role performance. Documents educational activities. Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and others as colleagues. Assists others in identifying teaching/learning needs related to clinical care. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment. Assessments, actions and recommendations on behalf of students are determined and implemented in an ethical manner. Collaborates with the student, significant others and health care clinicians in providing health care. Contributes to nursing, medical, educational research through the use of research methods and findings including participation in data collection. Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering health care.
  • Develops a plan of care that is negotiated among the student, nurse, significant others and treatment team and prescribes evidence-based interventions to attain expected outcomes. Individualizes plan to include patient’s characteristics, needs, health problems and conditions.  Develops plan of care in collaboration with others. Documents plan in a retrievable form for access and modification.
  • Evaluates in a systematic, ongoing and criterion-based manner. Involves student, family and others in the evaluation. Documents student response to treatment and interventions in analytical terms.
  • Develops nursing diagnosis and problem statements from data. Develops nursing diagnosis based on accepted classification systems. Discusses and verifies nursing diagnoses and risk factors with patient. Assures that the nursing diagnoses and clinical impressions are documented in a manner that facilitates the identification of patient outcomes and their use in the plan of care.
  • Derives outcome from nursing diagnosis. Assures that outcomes are student-oriented, evidence based, therapeutically sound, realistic, attainable and cost-effective. Documents outcomes as measurable goals.
  • Other related duties.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing for the school aged child and special needs child.
  • Ability to utilize the nursing process and to collaborate with other health care clinicians is required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing and electronically. 
  • Ability to learn to communicate effectively in sign language.
  • Knowledge of general supervisory techniques.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Skill and ability to provide professional, effective and confidential customer service.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software. 
  • Knowledge and ability to operate a motor vehicle and maintain Florida classified driver’s license.
  • Knowledge and ability to learn and perform CPI.
  • Skill and ability to use manual and electronic medical equipment including pulse oximeter, hemocue, glucometer, dynamap.
  • Ability to successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.
  • Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR.
  • Ability to attain sign language proficiency level in accordance with FSDB O.P.P.1.24.




Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27.



Sign Language Requirements:

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

 Please note: FSDB provides education to acquire sign language skills.



Hiring Salary Range:

10 month:  $36,722.40 - $44,222.40 annually (paid biweekly over 26-pays) This range is inclusive of verified experience and education. 



Monday - Friday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.





FSDB will prepare each student 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)




Integrity & Respect – The FSDB community is a cohesive group that serves with honor, care, kindness and responsibility.

Safety & Security – The FSDB community is committed to the protection and well-being of stakeholders.

Innovation – The FSDB community welcomes change and embraces a continuous improvement mindset to encourage new methods to solve problems and foster creativity and growth.

Trust – The FSDB community is committed to high quality services and accountability through honest, reliable and consistent actions.



Our benefits include:

  • Automatic enrollment into the Florida Retirement System.
  • Medical insurance coverage is $90 per pay period for family coverage; $25 per pay period for employee only.
  • Life insurance $25,000 is provided by the state at no cost to you for all FTE positions. Employees may purchase additional coverage.
  • Low-cost supplemental benefit packages that include dental, vision, and much more.
  • Professional development opportunities and ability to learn American Sign Language on campus at no cost.
  • Tuition waiver program – earn up to 6 credit hours per semester at state universities.
  • Biweekly accrual up to four (4) hours of sick leave and annual leave.
  • Paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.


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.



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.





Applications accepted through People First only.

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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Take this opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life and become part of a great School. Apply today!


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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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