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Registered Nurse

Company: Government jobs
Location: Coral Springs
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Registered Nurse positions.

General Description
Delivers medical and nursing care to the residents of Broward County by assessment and evaluation of their medical psychological and emotional needs.
Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires an Associate's degree from an accredited school of nursing, or specialized higher level course work equivalent to two (2) years of college in nursing.

Special Requirements

Depending upon area of assignment, may be required to work nights/weekends/holidays.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required

Licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Florida and current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification at time of hire.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License based on area of assignment.

Preferences
*Bachelor Degree in Nursing or Related Health Science
*Master Degree in Nursing or Related Health Science
*Doctorate Degree in Nursing or Related Health Science
*Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
*Nursing Specialty Certification (i.e. Psych, Chemical Dependency, Addiction Counseling, Medical Surgical, Critical Care)
*Train the Trainer - (i.e. Medication Observation/Assistance)
*One (1) year or more Nursing Leadership/Management experience (DON, Nurse Manager, Nurse Supervisor, Clinical Lead)
*One (1) year or more Trauma Informed Care DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
--- Ability to render comprehensive general and specialized nursing care to program patients with the assistance of other nursing staff and or ancillary staff.
--- Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans; performs physical examinations, makes tentative diagnoses, and treats patients in triage; records patients' medical information and vital signs.
--- Directs and supervises nursing and health care personnel or supervises a particular unit on one shift; assumes the role and responsibilities of the charge nurse.
--- Safely administer medications as prescribed by a physician or other health care provider (including injectables); and/or oversees administration of medication from LPN (licensed practical nurse) to patients.
--- Maintains, organizes and issues medical supplies.
--- Attends staff, discharge planning, case conference and other meetings as needed.
--- Serves as liaison to psychiatric care providers; coordinates all psychiatric care including psychiatric doctor appointment scheduling, making rounds with the doctor as needed; receives, transcribes and carries out all psychiatric orders; monitors patients for effectiveness of orders.
--- Admits and discharges patients; assesses medical, mental, and safety status of patients; takes pictures for admission; stores patient valuables; prepares clients in clothing to enter unit; searches for contraband.
--- Thoroughly document activities in the patient medical record.
--- Observe, evaluate, monitor, and report patient health status.
--- Monitor medication compliance and response of patient behavior, document observations and treatments appropriately in the patient's medical records.
--- Discuss with patients, their caregivers, and family members (when indicated) to gain the patient's understanding of and his/her cooperation with treatment modalities regarding issues of care and treatment.
--- Assist in providing optimum physical and emotional environment for the patients.
--- Report any problem concerning behavior within the assigned area to the supervisor or other administrative staff member.
--- Cosigns and supervises all orders written by medical staff, documents medical information within computer and patient charts.
--- Calls agencies for staffing on weekends and holidays when supervisors are off.
--- Maintains safe environment within facility, nursing unit and patient areas.
--- Provides information to doctors, counselors, dietary staff, and continued care with outside agencies, 911, Department of Health, or the court system.
--- Refers patients to different agencies if criteria cannot not be met at facility, sometimes involving urgent medical care needs or mental health issues or police assistance for potentially violent patients.
--- Obtains report from the previous shift on the status of each patient on the unit; keeps a record of any changes affecting patients and report those changes to the oncoming shift.
--- Maintains a running tally of admissions and discharges for the shift.
--- Performs related work as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to radiation; disease/pathogens.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

County Core Competencies
All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County's four core behavioral competencies.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

    Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

    Emergency Management Responsibilities

    Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

    County-wide Employee Responsibilities

    All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

    All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

    Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 12 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount. Additional information about Broward County Benefits.

    01 Do you have either an Associate's Degree from an accredited school of nursing, or specialized courses/training equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college in nursing?
    • Yes
    • No

      02 Will you possess by the time of hire, a license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida?
      • Yes
      • No

        03 Will you possess by the time of hire, a valid BLS certification?
        • Yes
        • No

          04 4.Shift availability: a.Is there any shift that you are unable to work? b.Are there any holiday\s you are unable to work? c.Are you available to work alternating weekends? d.Please describe your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.

          05 Do you currently, or will you at the time of hire, possess a valid Florida Class E Driver's License?
          • Yes
          • No

            06 Please provide your experience working with detoxifying patients. What company(s) did you work for? What was your role?

            07 Briefly explain your medical-surgery experience. What company(s) did you work for? What was your role? If you have no such experience, please state "No experience".

            08 Describe your experience working with psychiatric patients. What company(s) did you work for? What was your role? If you have no such experience, please state "No experience".

            09 Describe how you would establish rapport with a substance dependent, dual-diagnosed patient.

            10 Describe a time when you dealt calmly and effectively with a high-stress situation.

            11 Describe your experience with taking a leadership role in a prior or current employment.

            12 Describe your thoughts regarding the concept that addiction is a brain disease. What supports your position?

            * Required Question

Keywords: Government jobs, Pompano Beach , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Coral Springs, Florida

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