Company: Government jobs
Location: Coral Springs
Posted on: January 27, 2023
REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking
qualified candidates for Registered Nurse positions.
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.
Depending upon area of assignment, may be required to work
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.
*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
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
--- 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
--- 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
--- 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
--- Observe, evaluate, monitor, and report patient health
--- Monitor medication compliance and response of patient behavior,
document observations and treatments appropriately in the patient's
--- 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
--- 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
--- Calls agencies for staffing on weekends and holidays when
supervisors are off.
--- Maintains safe environment within facility, nursing unit and
--- 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
--- 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
--- Performs related work as assigned.
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
Involves routine and frequent exposure to radiation;
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?
02 Will you possess by the time of hire, a license as a Registered
Nurse in the State of Florida?
03 Will you possess by the time of hire, a valid BLS certification?
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?
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
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
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