REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST – The State of Florida – Chattahoochee, FL

Requisition No: 706041

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60007105

Salary: $32,269.48-$115,360.74

Posting Closing Date: 08/11/2022

This position requires lifting, pulling, and squatting. Duties of this position require the incumbent to be knowledgeable of and utilize the principles of Total Quality Management. Nursing will provide guidance in the care and treatment of residents. This is a high level position within the nursing field and possesses a high degree of nursing knowledge and ability with responsibility for nursing care within the unit and serves as a nursing resource to the treatment team. Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Provides learning opportunities for all levels of nursing services. Identifies learning needs of employees by using, but not limited to: position descriptions; personal observations and those of others; interviews, questionnaires, surveys, and reports; meeting minutes; policies, procedures, directives; current literature; incident/accident reports; Quality Improvement reports; employee identification of own learning needs; conferences; suggestions of supervising nurses, CON, or END. Plans offerings/programs that correlate to identified learning needs by establishing priorities in learning; allotting sufficient planning time; setting reasonable and attainable objectives; developing course outline and teaching strategies; identifying appropriate media, teaching methods and resources.

Conducts in-service classes for licensed nursing staff and non-licensed direct care staff as well as certification and re-certification classes in nursing functions for non-licensed personnel. Provides class for same in SD&T orientation of new employees.

Communicates the plan for the program to foster participation by discussing the program with appropriate END’s and utilizing posters, flyers, calendars, and other materials to publish educational offerings. Implements the established plan to meet learning needs by establishing effective teaching/learning climate and exercising flexibility in use of time, space, equipment, and instructional plans. Evaluates result of total program as well as specific offerings to ensure optimum customer satisfaction.

Develops and maintains a record system to serve as guide for future planning by determining types of records to be maintained, then utilizing records for evaluation of goals and objectives. Maintains approved provider status through state Board of Nursing by adhering to Board guidelines for continuing education as well as obtaining renewal status per Board directives.

Utilizes identified short and long term goals for educational programming. Evaluates cost effectiveness and cost containment in achievement of program goals in absence of specific department budget to reduce the cost of controllable expenditures. Maintains professional growth and development by seeking new concepts in professional and other relevant literature and in sharing such knowledge/information. Participates in professional organizations; attends workshops, seminars to further knowledge; attends and maintains own training classes as required by facility.

Serves as CPR for Healthcare Training Instructor for a minimum of one full class per month. May be required to teach additional classes depending on the needs of the Department. Maintains CPR training records for all nursing staff. Submits all needed documentation to American Heart Association in accordance with partnership agreement. This position requires licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes, or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 21O-8.27 and two years of nursing experience. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, nursing education, public health, or a related field may substitute for one year of the nursing experience. Professional nursing experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

This position may demand more than 40 hours per week and obligate the incumbent to work beyond the normal work schedule, when required; hours vary depending on scheduled class times across all 3 shifts.

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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