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Date:  Mar 25, 2023

OCALA, FL, US, 34471

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Requisition No: 786902 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64942267

Position Number: 64942267 

Salary:  $26.08 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 04/02/2023 


Job posting category

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a public health nursing position with emphasis on the management of diabetic students in the school setting.  The professional school nurse acts as a liaison between medical providers, parents, students and schools for diabetic management at school.  Provided training to non-licensed school personnel and educating students and families, primarily on school campuses without on-site school nurses.  This position consists of varied work responsibilities and skills requiring independent decision- making, planning and organizing.

If needed, this position will assist, in the absence of the assigned school nurse for those schools required to have a registered nurse on campus, while students are in school.  Confidentiality of all activities and findings is required.  Work is performed in the school health office, and school setting, under the supervision of the Community Health Nurse Supervisor for professional and administrative direction.  The school principal is the ultimate overseer of the children on the campus.

  • This position acts as liaison between medical providers, parents, students and schools for diabetic management at school. 
  • Serves as the resource in obtaining orders, training of non-licensed school personnel and educating students and families, primarily on school campuses without onsite school nurses.
  • Serves as a diabetic resource for all school health personnel to assist with diabetic management issues.  This includes providing needed referral and follow-up for diabetes management.
  • Conducts record reviews of student Diabetes Medical Management Plans (DMMP) and Student Medical Information (SMI) provided by parents.
  • Performs a nursing assessment on the students to obtain health and psychosocial information. Interviews and conducts preliminary history to obtain parental authorization to provide required health services.
  • Develops an Individual Health Plan (IHP) for students with diabetes based on the DMMP provided by the student’s healthcare provider, nursing assessment findings, and additional data from the student and parents/ guardians.
  • Develops an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to provide specific guidance for school personnel to follow when diabetic emergencies occur.
  • Establishes a process for ongoing and emergency communication with the student’s parents/guardians, authorized healthcare providers, and MCPS personnel (faculty, unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP), and those who have direct contact with student).
  •  Provides consultation to key school staff regarding any health-related accommodations required by Section 504 or IDEA for students with disabilities and participates in meetings/provide information for those as needed.
  • Maintains and provides for privacy and security of the student’s health records under the direction of the principal. Keeps accurate records of services, providing for evaluating the overall effectiveness of the program. Audits school records for compliance and maintains appropriate documentation of the training of UAP and MCPS staff.


  • Provides initial training to MCPS UAP regarding diabetes on school campuses pursuant to Florida Statutes, section 1006.062(4). Orients MCPS staff to general policies and procedures regarding diabetes care, and coordinates care at school and school-sponsored events for students with diabetes; ensures there is a trained school staff member who is responsible for care. Periodically monitors and supervises the delivery of health services by UAPs in the school setting and evaluates all procedures that UAP performs. Reports if UAP not competent to perform needed health skills to school principal/designee.


  • Develops and maintains current and up to date diabetic training materials. Participates in program planning, implementation and evaluation of diabetes services delivered in school setting. Collaborates with professional organizations, local colleges, schools of nursing, and other related agencies, organizations, or individuals to provide education on diabetes care for children in a school setting.


  • Administers medications and treatments as ordered by the physician in accordance with operational policies. Records pertinent information on professional records. Provides direct care when appropriate to students with diabetes in accordance with their healthcare plans, including blood-glucose monitoring, insulin and glucagon administration.


  • Acts as a consultant in matters regarding the fulfillment of the local School Health Services Plan and compliance with Florida Statutes pertaining to School Health.
  • Develops training material to educate school nurses on current and emerging techniques with regard to diabetes care to ensure best practices that offer high level of safety and quality to students is followed.
  • Serve as a resource for school personnel regarding up-to-date diabetes information. Visit health rooms to ensure quality diabetic care is performed and report any related concerns to school administrator and immediate supervisors accordingly.
  • Attends all required or assigned staff meetings, in-services, and training programs. Assists in orienting new personnel to the School Health Program.
  • Trains, teaches and orients nurses on policies, program and procedures when dealing with diabetes care in a school setting. Assists in the planning and development of guidelines, policies and procedures concerning diabetes care in the school setting.
  • Evaluates compliance with statewide standards (using Guidelines for the Care and Delegation of Care for Students with Diabetes in Florida Schools) and implementation of procedures for diabetes services in the school health setting.


Must be available to answer phone calls from school staff for clarification, assistance or to provide indirect supervision as needed.

Prioritizes schedule to ensure there are at least two people in each school trained to provide adequate coverage for routine and emergency diabetes care.


Bills Medicaid for services rendered.

Completes time sheet and EAR entries within the required time frame.

Subject to emergency duty in the event of a natural disaster.

Completion of all mandatory or assigned trainings within the required time frame.


Working hours Daily from 7:30 – 4:00 pm

Total Hours in work week – 35 to 40


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of a normal childhood maturation process

Knowledge of computer software including Excel, Word and Outlook

Ability to perform basic nursing functions including but not limited to assessment and treatment of injuries and/or illness

Ability to handle large volumes of people, emergency situations and/or difficult people

Ability to work and communicate with children, adolescents, parents and school staff

Ability to direct/monitor an HST in a clinical setting

Ability to keep accurate and detailed records



Minimum -  

Current and Active Florida Registered Nurse license

Current CPR certificate

Current First Aid certificate

Valid Driver’s License

Experience with children/adolescents


Preferred -  

Experience and/or knowledge of type 1 diabetes

Experience Directing/monitoring an HST in a clinical setting

Experience working with a diverse culture


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

Florida Department of Health - Marion County

1801 SE 32nd Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
  • And more!


For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit


Please be advised:


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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


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. 


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.   


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.




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 Department's 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.

Nearest Major Market: Ocala