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Date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33315

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 24104 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64051059 

Salary:  $80,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/18/2017 


The duties and responsibilities are those of an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  In addition to the practice of professional public health nursing, the incumbent will provide advanced level nursing acts within the context of their respective advanced or specialized nursing practice area.  The incumbent may also perform within the framework of standing protocols which identify the medical acts to be performed and the conditions for their performance. 

Work may be performed in a variety of sites, i.e. office/clinic and community settings and will be performed under the general supervision of the Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor and reviewed for compliance with program and department policy and procedure. Evening and weekend hours as scheduled per programmatic needs. Duties of this position include:

Direct Patient Care:

Provide comprehensive advanced health nurse practitioner services to designated patients and/or families according to established protocols and operating procedures which may include assessment of health care status and needs, medical diagnosis, initiate treatment, monitor and alter drugs, nursing diagnosis, and nursing treatment, health counseling, guidance, education and follow-up activities.

Participates in and contribute to the planning, development and implementation of community educational activities.

Maintains records and reports documenting care provided and duties performed.  Performs record audits and monitors the quality of care provided by nursing staff. 

Participates in educational, professional community activities that relate to the improvement in job performance and aid in the improvement of patient care.

Additional duties as required.


  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Knowledge and understanding of microbiology and pathology of bacteria and viruses.
  • Knowledge of Immunization practices and administration of vaccines to children and adults.
  • Knowledge of case management skills and investigative and interview techniques.
  • Knowledge of Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Control practices
  • Knowledge of all contraceptive methods
  • Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections and management
  • Knowledge of managing abnormal Pap smears
  • Knowledge of current guidelines for pap smears
  • Skills in computer programs and electronic health record.
  • Ability to conduct physical assessments
  • Ability to conduct case management and utilize investigative and interview technique.
  • Ability to participate in the planning and implementing of treatment for patients.
  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical, social, or emotional problems.
  • Ability to observe patient’s reactions to medications.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to prioritize work load.
  • Ability to perform nursing skills including, but not limited to, blood draw, vaccine administration, patient assessment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to investigate and report cases of communicable disease, suspected cases, outbreaks or unusual prevalence of communicable disease when required.
  • Ability to assist in the assessment of health status and health care needs, counseling guidance and education of assigned clients.
  • Ability to provide and/or participate in in-service and community education programs relative to communicable disease control.
  • Ability to consult with physicians, hospitals, other county health department staff, and other community groups concerned with communicable disease control and surveillance.


Licensure as a Professional Registered Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes and certification as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner pursuant to section 464.012(1), F.S.

Valid driver’s license free of major infractions and access to a reliable automobile to be utilized for work purposes.

Ability to work evenings and weekends as determined by program needs.


Trained and proficient in IUD insertion.

Trained and proficient in Colposcopy.

Trained and proficient in Papsmears

**NOTE:  All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. 


You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript.


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.  


Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

“Incumbents may be required to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment”.



Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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