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Volusia Flagler Advanced Practice Nursing Council

Job Opportunity with the state Florida

Posted over 1 year ago by Angeline Bushy

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Kevin Bist




(850) 717-4266

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Any time by email, by phone 7:30 am to 4 pm


By way of this email, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kevin Bist and I am a Recruiting Consultant for the Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Part of my job is to seek professional candidates for positions with our three mental health treatment facilities- Florida State Hospital (Chattahoochee), Northeast Florida State Hospital (Macclenny), and North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (Gainesville). The candidates we seek include Nurse Practitioners for both Primary Care and Psychiatric treatment environments.

There are several benefits of working for the State that might be of interest to your members. These include low-cost health insurance premiums ($50/month individual and $180/month for family), sovereign immunity and no malpractice premiums to pay, and many others. In addition, all our facilities meet the requirements for federal and state loan forgiveness programs.

I am writing to ask your opinion of the best way to reach your members regarding career opportunities available with our facilities. This past week, Dr. Susan Smith of the Central Florida Advanced Practice Nursing Council invited me to speak to her group, and I will be addressing Dr. Angie Ritten’s graduating class of Nurse Practitioners at UCF in June. Would it be possible for me to address your members at an upcoming meeting or event? Attached is my presentation, which goes for about 10-12 minutes with plenty of time for questions and answers. Because I work for the State of Florida I will be unable to provide food at meetings or conferences. Please let me know what would work best for you and your members.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to your response.

Kind Regards,


Kevin Bist
Recruiting Consultant/ FCCM
Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Florida Department of Children & Families
Bldg. 6, Room 336
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(O) 850-717-4266
(C) 850-274-4287


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