This position provides direct nursing services to children suspected of child abuse and/or neglect using telemedicine and digital equipment. This position is located in Lecanto, Citrus County and Brooksville, Hernando County.
Provide direct clinical service via telemedicine technology to children suspected of being abused or neglected at eight remote sites to assist the MD/ ARNP in visualizing injuries through the use of telemedicine equipment and peripheral cameras. A complete nursing assessment is done during the exam and documented.
Assist medical staff as needed with general medical duties, including but not limited to chaperoning, ordering and tracking medical supplies, laboratory result follow up and screening of Child Safety Assessments. Work closely with the information technology staff on the team and at the state level to troubleshoot problems related to computers, cameras and equipment related to telemedicine.
Represent the Child Protection Team and the Telehealth program to agencies involved with the Child Protection Team and provide ongoing inservice regarding telemedicine and child abuse. Additional duties falling under this category include working with other telemedicine RNs in the state to update the nursing assessment document and to offer guidance to others attempting to set up a telemedicine program.
Must travel to multiple sites for service delivery several times weekly. State vehicle available.
Court testimony may be required.
Licensed as a registered professional nurse in accordance with Chapter 464 Florida Statutes* or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Section 210 Florida Administrative Code*, and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Pediatric experience preferred.
Excellent understanding of child development.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills needed in order to deal with children and families in crisis.
Health Assessment Required:
Special instructions to applicants:
This is a time limited position.
Normal work hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 for consideration.