Registered Nurse Specialist - 60007105 - Med Surg
Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Posted on: November 24, 2022
Registered Nurse Specialist - 60007105Requisition No: 786141
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 60007105
Position Number: 60007105
Salary: BASED ON EXPERIENCE
Posting Closing Date: 12/01/2022
REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST/EDUCATION (CAREER SERVICE)
FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL
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
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, Chief of Nursing Services, or Executive Nursing
Director. 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
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 Professional Development &
Training orientation of new employees.
Communicates the plan for the program to foster participation by
discussing the program with appropriate Executive Nursing Directors
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
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
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of
equipment, required for the position:
Ability to effectively convey information. Knowledge of
instructional methods. Ability to write and revise lesson plans.
Ability to research information for effective,
up-to-date instruction. Ability to plan and manage schedules.
Service orientation; social perceptiveness; judgment and
making; reading comprehension; ability to write well; coordination;
critical thinking; active listening; problem identification;
mathematics; customer and personal service; therapy and counseling;
ability to correctly pass medications; ability to work well
others; at least minimal skills in computer soft ware.
8. Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If
applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal
This position requires licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse
in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes, or eligible
practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code
21O-8.27 and two (2) years of professional nursing experience. A
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
9. Other job-related requirements for this position:
MANDT, CPR, Infection Control Training. Pushing, pulling, bending,
be required. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Intervention with combative
residents may be required. Ability to walk extended distances
campus. Knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and techniques.
Ability to effectively communicate new ideas and concepts as
well as review established information (teach). Must obtain and
renew provider status on regular basis.
10. Working hours: (A) Daily from 7:00am to 3:30pm (B) Total hours
in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift,
etc.) This position may demand more than 40 hours per week and
obligate the incumbent to work beyond the normal work schedule,
ALL RESPONSES TO QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VALIDATED ON
All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are
required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as
recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In
addition, staff will be required to complete Covid-19 testing prior
to hire and routinely during employment.
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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