Registered Nurse Specialist - 64000663 1 - Med Surg
Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Posted on: November 24, 2022
Registered Nurse Specialist - 64000663 1Requisition No:
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64000663 1
Position Number: 64000663
Salary: $42,000 - $45,000
Posting Closing Date: 12/02/2022
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY
Experience a new quality of life working for the State of Florida,
Office of Children's Medical Services, Medical Foster Care Program.
No more 12 hour shifts, working every weekend or holiday! Monday -
Friday 8-5, 9 paid state holidays. Excellent benefits including
generous annual and sick leave as well as health and dental
This is a professional clinical nursing position for the Medical
Foster Care (MFC) program reporting to the Registered Nursing
Supervisor or Community Health Nursing Director position. The
individual in this position utilizes the nursing process to provide
pediatric nursing expertise in the assessment, training,
implementation, and evaluation of MFC program services.
Your Specific Responsibilities:
* Completes pre-service assessment for potential MFC parent.
Completes interview and written assessment of prospective MFC
parents and their home environment, including a home visit for
on-site observation review.
* Completes annual and, as needed, written assessment of evaluative
process of MFC parent providers' services.
* Completes MFC parent child/youth dyad assessments, at least
quarterly, in context of the MFC child/youth's specific care needs.
Evaluates MFC parent strengths, skills, and needs for quality and
safety in-home service provision under the MFC program and
retention of MFC parents. Completes, at least quarterly,
comprehensive review of MFC parent provider documentation
requirements. Completes, at least quarterly, home visits for
assessment purposes and observation of the condition of the home
and interaction of the MFC child/youth in the MFC home setting.
* Completes community visits as needed for additional assessment
* Assesses availability of MFC beds statewide by conducting initial
and monthly statewide MFC bed searches, as requested and directed
by Community-Based Care (CBC) and Department of Children and
Families (DCF), when local MFC beds are unavailable for referred
children/youth. Completes summary information, tracks responses to
requests, and provides follow up information as indicated by.
* Shares assessments and reports, as appropriate, with MFC program
* For fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid clients, completes MFC
child/youth nursing assessments and MFC care plans.
* Prepares and participates in MFC staff meetings to provide MFC
parent and client updates, reviews strengths and needs to identify
challenges or concerns, and develops strategies for resolutions,
completes necessary documentation.
* Attends and participates in Children's Multidisciplinary
Assessment Team (CMAT) staff meetings.
* Provides quality verbal and written communication with MFC and
community stakeholders to ensure understanding and engagement
throughout process. Facilitates coordination in the scheduling of
MFC staffing's ensuring timely notification and engagement of
necessary MFC stakeholders including, but not limited, to the MFC
client's Medicaid Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) plan and CBC
representative. Engages, advocates, and supports opportunities for
current or future caregiver participation, as appropriate, and
family-centered approaches in the MFC program.
* Provides verbal and written nursing education and documentation
of training and technical assistance to MFC and community
* Provides consistent messaging that aligns with statutes, rules
policies, procedures, and processes which affect decisions,
determinations, and management of the program. Responds to regional
and statewide requests for information about MFC program
* Acts as the MFC program liaison in communication with other
community providers and stakeholders. Serves as a liaison between
the MFC provider and the MMA Plan.
* Attends and participates in other meetings as assigned.
Education and Training
* Provides pre-service MFC training for foster parents considering
the MFC program.
* Provides or assists in the provision of MFC program onboarding
training. Provides or coordinates and oversees annual training
requirements. Tracks program training requirements to ensure
* Provides or oversees child/youth specific training. Child/youth
specific training includes comprehensive training with return
understanding or demonstration of necessary knowledge and skills
needed to care for medically complex needs of child/youth being
admitted into the MFC parent home. Provides ongoing child/youth
specific training based on evolving and changing needs of
child/youth and MFC parent. Provides or oversees the provision of
child/youth specific training with biological or adoptive parents
in preparation for reunification discharge from the MFC
* Provides training and technical assistance to MFC parent to
ensure program requirements and MFC parent skill requirements are
exceeded or met.
* Provides community outreach and education to community
stakeholders regarding the MFC program and requirements.
* Provides community outreach and education to community
stakeholders to identify potential families for MFC parent
* Coordinates all clinical day-to-day operations of the MFC
* Reviews MFC program referrals to determine availability of MFC
parent provider with the appropriate strengths, skills, and home
dynamics to match the individual child/youth needs. Reviews
potential appropriate matches with MFC medical director for
consideration of authorization of recommendation for placement
* Prepares and coordinates for admission of MFC child/youth into
the MFC program and MFC parent home, collaborating with necessary
stakeholders. Includes facilitation or completion of required
activities such as the MFC Plan of Care (POC); obtains necessary
equipment, medications, supplies, and other client specific
necessary resources and supports. Prepares and reviews the MFC
in-home record and child/youth specific needs with the MFC parent.
Completes or verifies necessary child/youth specific training,
ensuring return knowledge or demonstration. Completes other
activities as needed to ensure a safe admission into the program
and MFC provider home. Documents activities accordingly.
* Provides ongoing clinical nursing support and follow up for MFC
parent and program requirements including ongoing reviews of
services and documentation requirements with verbal and written
guidance, feedback, or technical assistance. Ongoing support of MFC
parent includes ensuring necessary skills and resources for the
quality and safety of in-home service provision, in context of the
specific parenting care needs of the MFC child/youth in their home,
with a focus on retention of MFC parent and quality program
* Documents all program activities in electronic documentation
system in accordance to program requirements.
* Assists MFC parents with navigating Medicaid enrollment processes
as needed. Provides MFC parent with support and linkage to MMA
plans for their credentialing process.
* Provides documentation for or participates in court hearings,
when requested by court order, to provide input or testimony to the
* Provides after-hours on-call program support to MFC parent, as
assigned, to facilitate urgent/emergent support to MFC parent in
the context of the MFC child/youth in their home.
* For fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid clients, provides ongoing
coordination and completion of the MFC POC.
* Maintain, review, and monitor MFC related data and Electronic
Health Record entries.
* Reviews data, assessments and documentation verifying accuracy
and quality as they are being completed. In coordination with MFC
stakeholders, such as the CBC or licensing agency and MMA plan,
evaluates MFC parent skills, competencies, documentation,
timeliness, quality of services provided and other indicated data
points. Develops and monitors technical assistance plans for MFC
parent for quality improvement. Provides continuous monitoring to
assure correction and sustainability of performance with desired
* Implements organization, program, and individual quality
assurance standards, in conjunction with management. Provides
monitoring of program activities for quality assurance purposes.
Participates in program quality assurance and improvement needs.
Implements documented activities identified in the Plan, Do, Study,
Act (PDSA) cycles.
* Participates in central office training, evaluation, monitoring,
and related follow-up activities to improve MFC processes,
activities, and outcomes. Provides reports from data base systems
as requested by management.
Includes coverage of CMAT RN duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of theories and concepts of preventative health care.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability
to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to
collect and organize data. Ability to access information from
computer data systems and websites. Ability to use a computer for
word processing, spread sheets and database applications. Incumbent
may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work
hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required
of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross
shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not
limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or
threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida or a
multistate license from another Compact State.
Years of Experience: 1 year nursing experience
Education: Bachelors or Associates preferred:
Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida
through integrated state, county & community efforts.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve
A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers &
engaging our partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning &
continuous performance improvement.
Where You Will Work:
"Tallahassee and surrounding counties in the Big Bend region"
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
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:
* Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
* Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
* State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life,
dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
* Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
* Flexible Spending Accounts;
* Tuition waivers;
* And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs,
Please be advised:
Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be
verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic
This position requires a security background check and/or drug
screening and participation in direct deposit. Any
misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment
consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social
Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check
Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment
for safety-sensitive positions.
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: http://www.sss.gov
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
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before,
during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation
with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida
Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members
of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by
encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of
knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Department's VALOR program,
which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department
also waives initial licensing and application fees for military
veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60
months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure
that the transition from military service into the workforce is as
smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication
devoted to protecting our country.
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: Tallahassee
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