Requisition Number: 12089
Job Title: RN
State: FL


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Description/Job Summary

Lakeview Center is best known for its caring, compassionate treatment for people with mental health issues, drug and alcohol dependencies, or intellectual disabilities. The breadth and depth of these services are the most comprehensive in the region. They range from inpatient and residential treatment to a gamut of outpatient programs including trauma services, psychiatry, counseling, day treatment, and intensive, round-the-clock outpatient services to help people with severe mental illnesses safely remain in the community. We reach people of all ages from babies and children to adolescents and adults. In all, we offer more than 60 programs and services for the people of Northwest Florida.

Transitional Recovery and Adolescent Care

The TRACE team services are provided in a supportive, trauma-informed and interactive manner and directed toward maintaining or restoring positive family relationships. TRACE helps by treating clients with substance use history or those that are high risk for substance use; many of which also have a mental health diagnosis. The average program length is 6 - 12 months and matches the need of the client and family, which can be intensive at first. All services are provided in home or school.



Primary duty is the performance of work requiring advanced knowledge (License), and to use such advanced knowledge to consistently exercise discretion and independent judgment in providing the highest quality client-centered therapeutic services to mental health, substance abuse, or developmentally disabled clients. Must also use such advanced knowledge and experience to serve as a consultant and mentor to other medical/non-medical direct care employees. This position is entrusted with the highest level of responsibility and insight in treating clients and ensuring services are provided and documented in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, in addition to LCI and division standards. Based on the knowledge and degree required, this position will serve as a lead position in the provision of direct care. Services include but are not limited to, assessment, treatment planning, direct service provision, person centered services using specialized knowledge and skills and management of client risk and safety. 


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing school. 
  • Must have a valid license as a Registered Nurse in Florida.
  • Must be certified in CPR. 
  • Must be able to effectively perform client/patient behavior management techniques (CPI) with appropriate training. 
  • Must be able to provide individualized, integrated mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to 
  • meet the needs of individuals served and their families.
  • Must be able to use a computer. 
  • Must be able to pass background check. 
  • Must be eligible to participate in state or federally funded programs such as Medicaid. 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform client management interventions. 
  • Must be able to safely perform direct care activities, as described above. 
  • Must be able to effectively document required aspects of job duties. 
  • Must be able to hear conversational speech, visually observe client behaviors for safety and communicate effectively with clients and co-workers. 
  • Must be able to protect self and to assist in safe client restraint and/or transport according to facility guidelines. 
  • Must be able to perform de-escalation techniques of crisis prevention intervention including the physical intervention techniques. 
  • Must be able to exert a force (lift, carry, push, or pull) of 10-25 pounds frequently, and up to 5 pounds constantly. 
  • If Role Requirements require travel, must be able to drive a facility automobile, and must be able to travel to and from client's place of residence. 
  • Vision requirements include close and distance vision. 
  • Must be able to escort clients around program and campus. 
  • Long periods of sitting (two to four hours per shift). 
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, and crouch. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

To Apply

Interested applicants please visit and complete the on-line application. If you require additional assistance, please call Human Resources at 850-469-3729.

Lakeview Center is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED.

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