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Senior Registered Nurse Supv-f/c - 60007175 - Med Surg

Company: State of Florida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Senior Registered Nurse Supv-f/c - 60007175Requisition No: 799444

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE SUPV-F/C - 60007175

Position Number: 60007175

Salary: $2,413.22-$2,740.31 Bi-weekly

Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2024

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state of Florida's social services agency. The agency oversees services for child safety, fostering, adoption, domestic violence, adult protective services, refugees, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, childcare providers, human trafficking and public assistance. The agency's mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Within DCF, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program office is recognized as the single state authority for substance abuse and mental health services. The Office of SAMH is statutorily responsible for the planning, evaluation, and implementation of a comprehensive statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC) is a 216 bed, all male, forensic, mental health rehabilitation facility. The Center is located in northeast Gainesville, Florida on 639 picturesque acres with regular sightings of deer, turkey and other wildlife. NFETC employs a variety of entry level to leadership positions including food service, maintenance, direct care, nurses, counselors, rehab therapists, medical doctors, security, psychiatrists, and psychologists.




This is a highly responsible and professional position that will serve as Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor F/C. position will collaborate with each section within the state facilities and be required to use independent judgement, take initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities and should be extraordinarily detail oriented.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

The employee in this position spends a minimum of 75% of his/her time performing duties which involve contact with residents in a forensic facility or institution.

* Supervises nursing personnel. Holds regular meetings with subordinates to communicate expectations, job performance, and policy and procedure changes. Evaluates performance of subordinates on an on-going basis, including time and attendance, and provides individual feedback quarterly or as needed. Holds corrective counseling conferences as needed. Develops work schedules for nursing staff and monitors leave and attendance to help reduce controllable expenses associated with overtime. Schedules in service and mandatory training(s) for subordinates. Administers non-appealable disciplinary action and recommends appealable disciplinary action. Interviews and recommends nursing applicants for hire. Responsible for orientation of new nursing personnel.
* Reviews, develops, etc. policies and procedures related to outpatient care, treatment, and medication administration. Evaluates and conducts training of staff as necessary. Holds meetings, communicates expectations, etc. Develops work schedules and monitors leave and attendance to reduce controllable expenses. Ensures standards for nursing care meet guidelines established in 65E5FAC.
* Acts as hospital-wide nursing house supervisor on assigned weekends to make administrative decisions on policies, procedures, and standards affecting nursing care to ensure that civil or forensic residents receive prescribed treatment. Provides for minimum coverage within the hospital. Monitors nursing care for injured residents and employees. If necessary, coordinates acquisition of medications from off-site after-hours Pharmacy with assistance of the on-call physician.
* Responsible for various audits such as medication administration records (MARs), medication variance investigations, overtime report, and others as assigned to ensure a safe and secure environment. This position provides support to all other SRNS positions at the Facility.
* Monitors and evaluates nursing service to ensure compliance with established standards, procedures, policies and memorandums. Monitors medication administration, medical equipment, supplies and safety hazards, as indicated. Conducts informal training with nurses to stress program goals and objectives. Consults with the Executive Nursing Director regarding new programs, activities, problems, and standards of performance. Provides consultation to other departments to improve treatment planning and psychiatric function for residents.
* Responsible for attendance and participation of various meetings such as Recovery Team, morning meeting, SRNS meetings twice monthly, and other meetings as assigned. Serves on committees as assigned. Provides input to policies and procedures as necessary to enhance information and improve continuity of care. Ensures optimum customer satisfaction by identifying and investigating problems affecting nursing care. Reports such problems to Registered Nurse Consultant or designee. Assists in planning new approaches to rehabilitative care of residents and implements new approaches to reduce length of stay.
* Performs related duties as required to include being placed in coverage as necessary to enhance cost efficiency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position:

* Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.
* Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
* Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems.
* Ability to supervise people.
* Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
* Ability to communicate effectively.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 and three years of Registered Nursing experience or Master's of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

* Two or more years of supervision experience.

Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

* Health insurance
* Life insurance; $25,000 policy is free plus option to purchase additional life insurance
* Dental, vision and supplemental insurance
* Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
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* Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
* Flexible Spending Accounts;
* Opportunities for career advancement
* Tuition waiver for public college courses

For a more complete list of benefits, visit


US CITIZEN REQUIREMENT Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM REGISTRATION All selected male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

RETIREE NOTICE 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 suspended or voided, and you required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.

BACKGROUND SCREENING It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.

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

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