Registered Nurse Specialist I

Orlando, Florida
Sep 11, 2023
Nov 10, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges, and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission of unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

UCF Student Health:

Join the University of Central Florida (UCF) Student Health Team and add to our dedication to providing excellent healthcare to the community that we serve.

The Opportunity:

The UCF Student Health Team is seeking qualified candidates for a Registered Nurse Specialist I position. The Registered Nurse Specialist I will provide professional culturally competent nursing care to patients. The Registered Nurse Specialist I will practice under the oversight of a licensed healthcare provider, practice nursing compliance with FL Nurse Act, and adhere to OSHA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and FL Department of Health guidelines. The Registered Nurse Specialist I will follow SHS policies and assist in regularly assigned and other specialty areas to meet the needs of the clinic.


  • Direct patient care (Primary, Sports, International, Gynecology, Behavioral Health, After Hours, Specialty); Nursing assessment in all patient care areas of the clinic.

  • Assist providers with exams, procedures, and treatments.

  • Administer medications (inhalation, injection, intravenous, oral, topical).

  • Collect samples/specimens. Complete diagnostics tests as ordered (e.g., Electrocardiogram (EKG), COVID, Spirometry).

  • Provide patient education (e.g., medications, procedures, office visits, prevention, follow-up, self-care).

  • Document as necessary (e.g., Electronic Health Records (EHR), logs).

  • Assist with Baker Acts and Marchman Acts.

  • Participate in drills and assigned annual training.

  • Participate in code responses.

  • Participate in infection prevention (e.g., clean rooms and clean multi-patient use items between use, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand hygiene, and safe injection practices).

  • Participate in inventory control.

  • Attend staff meetings.

  • Participate in nursing education as assigned.

  • Participate in peer review.

  • Assist in UCF SHS Lab as needed.

  • Complete weekly medication reconciliation for the first floor.

  • Other duties as assigned to meet the operational needs of the clinic.

  • Timely completion of all required university, AHSC, and SHS training.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed as a registered nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes, or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Section 210, Florida Administrative Code.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in ambulatory care nursing.

  • CPR/AED Certification.

  • Adheres to HIPAA (Health Information Privacy Protection Act) guidelines and education.

  • Knowledge of nursing principles and practices.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Along with your application, please submit a resume and a cover letter.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page and click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC) - Health Center Operations

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, within the hours of 8:00am-6:30pm with occasional Saturdays, 10:00am-3:00pm (8-hour shifts/40 hours per week). Hours are subject to change due to operational needs, special projects, and emergencies.

Type of Appointment

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Expected Salary

$42,367.00 to Negotiable

Job Posting End Date

Veteran's Preference:

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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