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Registered Nurse Specialist - 67013515 - Med Surg

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse Specialist - 67013515Requisition No: 790476

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 67013515

Position Number: 67013515

Salary: 0-3.9 years $58,033.95; 4-6.9 years $60,886.71; 7-9.9 years $62,031.98; 10+ years $63,739.47

Posting Closing Date: 03/26/2023

Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Tacachale

REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST

This advertisement is for multiple vacancies located at a 24-hour facility.

Shift Schedule

1st - 6:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

2nd - 2:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.

3rd - 10:15 P.M. - 6:15 A.M.

Off days will be rotating

ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

* Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
* $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
* Dental, vision and supplemental insurances available at state rates
* State of Florida retirement package
* Generous vacation and sick leave
* 10 paid holidays a year
* Career advancement opportunities
* Tuition waiver for state college/university courses
* Training opportunities

Join TACACHALE and be part of the team that MAKES A DIFFERENCE - NOT JUST A LIVING, impacting the lives of developmentally disabled adults!

For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com

Responsibilities:

This is a Registered Nurse Specialist position which is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all nursing services to an assigned group of people in a facility for the developmentally disabled. This position is responsible for the coordination of the activities of non-professional staff as they relate to the health of the people residing in the facility.

Administration of treatments, medications, and other care which requires the expertise of a professional Registered Nurse which may include, but is not limited to, starting IVs, phlebotomy, monitoring newly post-operative patients, tube feeding, and oxygen therapy. Confers closely with physicians whenever the condition of the individual warrants further assessment or intervention. Participates in crisis intervention to prevent hospitalization or re-hospitalization. Maintains adequate documentation in residential log daily, as needed in progress notes, daily report and any other required documentation to provide clear communication to other staff.

Establishes and maintains the currency of a comprehensive assessment of nursing needs from which a nursing care plan is developed. Using the knowledge gained from the assessment, participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the planning and implementation of treatments/programs for individual patients.

Provides oversight to other Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and para professional staff in providing nursing related functions.

Incident Management:

* Conduct an initial assessment and provide appropriate treatment as soon as possible after being notified or becoming aware of an injury or possible injury.
* Complete Section II of the DDC Incident Report Form by providing a detailed description of the injury (size, shape, color, location on the body).
* Indicate the treatment given and the plan of care.
* Establish the Type of Incident and Level of Injury.
* Take two (2) sets of photos and complete the Photographic Wound Documentation form.
* Ensure the Florida Abuse Hotline is contacted if abuse, neglect, exploitation, mishandling, mistreatment or sexual abuse/activity is witnessed, known or suspected.
* Forward the Incident Report Form to the supervisor/in-charge staff for further action.
* As warranted, comply and assist authorized investigators from APD and other agencies, such as law enforcement, DCF Adult Protective Services, Medicaid Fraud Unit, and the Agency for Healthcare Administration.

Maintains and documents Human Service Workers competency as it relates to nursing delegated functions.

Delivers, attends and participates in Staff Development programs, Continuing Education programs, staff meetings, standing committee meetings, and other meetings as assigned.

Observes and documents physical and behavioral response to medications.

Relieves other professional staff as assigned. Performs supervisory functions as assigned.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Skilled in the use of emergency equipment within scope of training.

Ability to interact, assess and respond to individuals who are developmentally disabled.

Ability to provide emergency nursing care to include but not limited to basic life support, emergency care for choking (abdominal thrust), rescue breathing and use emergency equipment.

Ability to stand, walk, sit and bend for periods in excess of three hours.

Ability to assist in lifting and transferring residents weighing more than 100 pounds, as needed.

Ability to successfully complete Prevention and Safety Strategies Training.

Minimum Requirements:

Current Registered Nurse License & CPR Healthcare Provider Certification.

This position may be required to perform essential services before, during, and after an emergency per APD OP 2-0035.

This position is critical to the safety and supervision of residents and may require the incumbent to work beyond their normal work schedule to maintain minimum coverage levels in the facility.

Qualifying Questions: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

Direct Deposit Program: As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.

Background Screening Requirement: It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that candidates being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, and if applicable Chapter 408, F.S.

Background screening shall include, but not be limited to: Fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal and juvenile records through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal records check through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.

Special Requirements: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

E-Verify: WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S. WE PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY). E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEE'S ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE U.S. AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).

ALL CANDIDATES SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE PROFILE PROCESS. IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CALL THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-562-7287.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Gainesville , Registered Nurse Specialist - 67013515 - Med Surg, Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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