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OPS LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64911194

Date: Sep 18, 2020

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Requisition No: 164521 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64911194

Position Number: 64911194 

Salary:  $21.00/hr 

Posting Closing Date: 10/18/2020 

OPS LPN School Health

 

Thank you for your interest in an OPS opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community.  Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area.  Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes.  Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Description:

This position functions as a part-time LPN in the School Health Program with the Department of Health in Collier County (DOH). This position requires working with the school health screening teams to provide vision, hearing, scoliosis and growth and development screenings along with follow-up services to the students in the mandated grades for Collier County Public and Non-Public Schools as per F.S. 381.0056, known as the “School Health Services Act”. The incumbent must be able to work independently on specific tasks.  The incumbent must be able to integrate and work with other DOH staff assisting with school screenings and work with a variety of professional and paraprofessional  staff and liaisons/community partners involved with school health services.  This position performs home visits for students referred for health issues such as head lice. This position must always assure compliance with Florida Department of Health securities policy . This position will assist with outreach clinics and outbreak emergencies. This part-time LPN position also assists in the Immunization clinic and with Kid Care outreach programs when necessary. This position will participate in QI projects. The position reports directly to the Community Health Nursing (CHN) Consultant for School Health and will perform delegated tasks as assigned.   

Position is expected to work 10 months out of the year (Prior to the beginning of school in August and until the first weeks of June when school year ends). Hours per week will vary based on assignment and need.  A total of 800 hours will be allocated to the position with an expected average of 20 hours per week when school is in session. Time frame for work will be Monday- Friday varying from as early as 7:00 am to as late at 5:00 pm on specific dates. When necessary, emergency duty requirements will change this description regarding time and hours.

Expected pay will be $21.00 per hour.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Licensure as a Florida Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with F.S. Statute 464, American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and a valid Florida Driver’s License are required. The incumbent must be able to lift equipment of up to 50 pounds and be able to move around freely. Pediatric experience and Fluency in English/Spanish or English/Creole are valuable. Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency or as needed.  EMERGENCY DUTY required of the incumbent includes working in Special Needs or Red Cross Shelters, or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION:  

 

  • Assures collaboration with the Public and Non-Public School Screening coordinators in each assigned school for screening area preparation, acquisition of support resources and completion of data/documentation elements necessary for annual and follow-up student health screenings. 
  • Functions as the liaison between DOH – Collier staff and volunteers, and the Collier County Public School staff to accomplish scheduled screening services for vision, hearing, growth and development and scoliosis.
  • Assists in the coordination of DOH-Collier staff and volunteers during school assignments on the screening day
  • Takes direction from assigned staff delegated to coordinate screenings and when required provides non-licensed staff with input on decision making.
  • Incumbent will ensure that they remain in compliance of their delegated authority and reports to Lead Community Health Nursing Consultant Nurse immediately when necessary
  • Incumbent ensures that they never ever act outside scope of practice and remains accountable for reporting others who do so
  • Works with all staff and volunteers involved in the school screenings to provide needed onsite and off-site training and monitors performance as needed.
  • Provides and/or assists with staff development presentation to School Board of Collier County staff, including but not limited to First Aid, Epi-Pen, and Medication Administration as assigned in accordance with the annual schedule and ad-hoc needs.
  • Ensures all referral for health issues including head lice from NCH school health nurses are followed up on and home visit completed and documented when necessary.
  • Actively ensures screening follow-up on children referred for care from health screenings.  Interacts with school screening designee, DOH – Collier team members, parents and others involved in the follow-up process to provide/obtain necessary information and services. 
  • Assists with methods of acquiring data sets needed to meet the requirements of school health reporting and monitoring in the Health Management System (HMS) are met.
  • Assists the CHN Consultant for School Health with data gathering for the annual School Health Report.
  • Ensures outcomes of referrals are recorded and filed in the students’ cumulative record at the school and in the DOH-Collier referral documents at assigned schools.
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement (QI) monitoring related to follow-up activities. 
  • Participates in the maintenance of equipment used in school health screening activities, assuring that the equipment is operational, current in calibration and that enough supplies are present for application purposes.
  • Assists in the Immunizations department during back to school events. Will be cross trained to help with coverage in immunization clinic when necessary.
  • Assists with Kid Care outreach activities such as Health Fairs and Back-to School activities.
  • Assists with outreach clinics and outbreak emergencies
  • Other duties as assigned
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION:
  • Ability to effectively educate and counsel clients regarding health-related information
  • Ability to maintain confidential information in accordance with state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, and Department of Health policy as it relates to Information Custodian.
  • Knowledge of School Health screening and referral processes or a pediatric health environment.
  • Ability to develop health related presentations and provide training.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with health care providers, community organizations and school personnel and other DOH staff.
  • Knowledge and skill of providing services to the pediatric population and school health services  
  • Ability to learn and follow screening process and procedures
  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques
  • Skill in use of computers, including Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to independently utilize equipment and computer systems within two months of hire 
  • Ability to function effectively with intermittent supervision.
  • Ability to use continuous quality improvement methods and tools to monitor program effectiveness and outcomes.
  • Ability to have transportation daily. 
  • Ability to lift and transport screening equipment up to 50 pounds and move freely around.
  • Ability to work variable start times/total daily work hours to accommodate the school schedules during screening activities.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple program focus areas.
  • Skill in use of computers and Microsoft Applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to enter and track data into an automated client management system.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, community partners and other DOH staff
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • ** Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
  • 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: http://www.sss.gov
  • 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.
  • 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 perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
    If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.
    OPS – Other Personal Services / Temporary Employment
     
    WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
    State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory
    Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
    Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
    Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements, please consult with your servicing HR office for details)
    Deferred Compensation - voluntary
    Employee Assistance Program - voluntary
     
    WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
    Any form of paid leave
    Paid holidays
    Participation in the Florida Retirement System
    Reinstatement rights or retention rights
     
    APPLICABLE LAWS/RULES:
    Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes
    Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code
     

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.


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