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Date: Dec 6, 2017

Location: VIERA, FL, US, 32940

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 22878 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64059179 

Salary:  $45,000.00 - $53,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2017 





OCCUPATION:                        REGISTERED NURSES 29-1141

BROADBAND LEVELS:          Level 3 – Pay Band 009




This individual will be responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning, and directing their work, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate.  This is a professional nursing position responsible for Specialty Clinic Nursing and Nursing Care Coordination for children with severe and chronic illnesses. The professional occupying this position shall be assigned to specific clinic specialty areas to provide assistance to the physicians in the clinic to offer support and teaching to parents; to assure that each child receives optimal care. The professional may also be assigned to assist clients with psychosocial needs.


This position reports to the Nursing Director. Specialty Clinic activities are targeted to champion excellence in the delivery of health care for children with special health care needs. This professional exhibits effective communication, displays courtesy, respect and understanding when dealing with family members and patients, the public, coworkers and staff of other community agencies.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:


  • Conduct care coordination assessments for children with special health care needs.
  • Develop a comprehensive patient-focused care plan that shows collaboration between the child’s provider team, the child and family, and other community resources. 
  • Coordinate and document services for the children/families, including multi-program/multi-disciplinary meetings as indicated.
  • Follow-up with and provide supportive counseling and guidance to patients and families.
  • Assess community resources, identify gaps in service and report these gaps to the Nursing Director.
  • Utilize all resources available to address the complex medical issues of the patient.
  • Effectively collaborate with the healthcare delivery team using a multi-disciplinary approach.


    Specific Clinic Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Perform the Pre-Clinic review process, which includes diagnostic testing and reports in the required timeframe.
  • Perform the clinic day check-in counseling and assessment process.
  • Perform the Post-Clinic counseling process.
  • Perform the Post-Clinic record review.
  • Able to identify/assess an emergent patient situation and implement the appropriate resources.


    Document all patient activities in the current CMS approved electronic documentation application according to the established CMS and documentation standards to include the following:


  • Assessments
  • Care Plans
  • Care Coordination Activities
  • Eligibility screenings
  • Redeterminations
  • All other pertinent patient information
  • HEDIS Performance Measures as appropriate
  • Utilizes guidelines as outlined in the CMS Requirements for Care Coordinators while caring for the enrollees receiving Private Duty Nursing Services to include the following:
    • Maintain monthly (or more frequently if needed) contact with the patient and/family member
    • Must participate in the Multidisciplinary Team Meetings that occur at least every 6 months


      Provide education for the family and patient to include the following:


  • Prepare the parent for procedures and /or treatment modalities
  • Educate the parent on child development physiologically, psychologically, and socially
  • Review physician assessments and treatment plans
  • In conjunction with the child’s physician and social worker evaluate the potential need for protective action in the case of an abused/neglected child.
  • Collaborate with Social Worker and Supervisor and prepare to make a referral to the appropriate agency for follow up
  • Performs other related duties as required, so that the total needs of the child and family are met


    Ability to utilize the following systems:


  • CMS/Kids/KidCare
  • Ped-I-Care resources and collaborate with the Provider Liaison when necessary
  • Have the ability to trouble shoot computer issues as necessary and know how to use resources like ‘Help Desk’ tickets
  • View and/or schedule children for clinic appointments in the MED3000 ~ PM/CC system 
  • Proficient with Electronic Health Record (EHR), Windows, and Outlook Email System


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

  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques, with pediatric nursing experienced preferred.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.
  • Knowledge of disease management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to provide emergency nursing services to pediatric patients by activating the Emergency Management System and initiating CPR until help arrives.
  • Ability to participate in the planning and implementing of treatment for patients.
  • Ability to work with patients and family members that have a variety of physical and/or emotional challenges.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively among staff, public and with families.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other members of the health care team.
  • Ability to effectively interview and assess the health care of clients. 
  • Ability to analyze complex reports and determine the service utilization habits of clients and to evaluate the appropriateness of that utilization.
  • Able to use the AED in the event of an emergency.
  • Maintains a positive, upbeat, productive attitude toward the mission, vision, values and leadership of CMS
  • Will be supportive of Head Quarters’ projects and project implementations and initiatives by being open to and embracing change.
  • Follow Protected Health Information (PIH) and HIPAA guidelines.
  • Be able to determine whether emails must be encrypted and know how to encrypt an email message.


    Licensure/registration/certification requirements:

  • 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 and three years of professional nursing, psychiatric nursing or nursing instruction experience. 
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or nursing education can substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, psychiatric nursing or nursing education can substitute for two years of the required experience.


    Examples of work performed:

    (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.)


  • Motivates employees to improve the quality and quantity of work performed.
  • Plans work loads, work flows, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization with employees.
  • Evaluates employees through establishing evaluation criteria and responsibilities and meeting regularly with employees to ensure the established criteria are met.
  • Trains employees in methods for performing an effective and efficient job.
  • Communicates on a regular basis with employees both individually and in staff meetings.
  • Directs the work of employees to ensure best use of time and resources.
  • Develops an inter-departmental communications system with other treatment teams for continuity of service delivery.
  • Initiates new and revised treatment approaches and incorporates them into nursing practices.
  • Provides services to other departments, nursing personnel, and the community in an effort to promote mental health awareness and understanding.
  • Supervises and participates in conducting nursing practices research to improve the medical treatment rendered to patients.
  • Assigns nursing service personnel to ensure proper coverage of all assigned wards, and ensures that adequate and complete patient care is provided.
  • Schedules and coordinates nursing and medical care for patients.
  • Serves as shift supervisor.
  • Provides for orientation and training of new personnel.
  • Performs related work as required.



    **NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **


    This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

    Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


    Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:


    If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


    The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.


    Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

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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