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Date:  Mar 2, 2023

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32805

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

Requisition No: 789075 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64003637

Position Number: 64003637 

Salary:  $2,391.00 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/05/2023 







Class Title: Nursing Program Specialist

Position Number: 64003637

Base Salary: $2,391.00 Biweekly

Location: 832 West Central Boulevard – Sexually Transmitted Disease

                   Orlando, FL 32805                    


**DOH – Orange is a tobacco free agency.


**This advertisement may be used to fill future vacancies as they become available.


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




  • Current, active Florida Registered Nursing License or a multi-state Registered Nursing License from another compact state
  • Minimum one year of nursing experience.
  • Experience providing vaccinations.
  • Florida Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle to perform job duties.
  • Willing to make home visits to patients and contacts within Orange County.
  • Emergency Duty




This is a highly independent, consultative, and specialized nursing position responsible for administering the Hepatitis Program and working in communicable disease control within the STD Program. This position will report to the STD Clinic Manager.


  • Provides nursing support as needed at outreach/awareness and incident response events within the community to include: mass immunization, emergency response activities, and community health engagements. Nursing support may be required in the field and outside of normal business hours to accommodate community needs during evening and weekends hours.  
  • Coordinates hepatitis programmatic activities, including counseling, testing, education and prevention (i.e. vaccinations) through departmental units, community partnerships and outreach events following the State of Florida policies and procedures for the Hepatitis Program.  Identifies community partners for screening and vaccinations outreach events, participates in community outreach and initiates/maintains memorandums of agreements for screening and vaccinating as outlined in the Hepatitis 09 Program.  Conducts investigations and follow-up activities on suspect and confirmed hepatitis cases per Chapter 381 FS, including identification of sporadic cases and outbreaks and implementation of control measures.  Provides immediate prophylactic treatment and immunizations as indicated.  Performs case management activities including referral of clients to community resources and vaccination reminders for completion of hepatitis vaccine series. 
  • Prepares Monthly Reports to State Program Office. Responsible for tracking Hepatitis Risk Assessments and Laboratory results for the DOH-Orange and community partners.  Responsible for the Hepatitis vaccine inventory under the 09 program component in coordination with the Immunizations Program, including ordering and accountability.  Registers Hepatitis Program clients in the Health Management System (HMS) and Florida Shots for vaccine services.  Enters Hepatitis case investigation findings in the State Bureau of Epidemiology Merlin system.  Reviews HMS for Hepatitis 09 panel testing and follow ups appropriately with departmental programs, clients, and/or providers. 
  • Participates in statewide Hepatitis Program planning, monitoring, and evaluation activities.  Attends statewide hepatitis meetings and community hepatitis related meetings to maintain and enhance program performance and compliance with policies and procedures.


  • Conducts general epidemiological investigations and follow-up activities on cases as per Chapter 381 FS. Follow up and investigates suspect and confirmed Reportable Diseases and Conditions per Chapter 381.0031 (1,2) FS.  They are, but not limited to immunization preventable diseases. 

Position makes hospital and health care facility visits, home visits, to complete epidemiological reports, observe conditions, educate, counsel, and recommend course of action on mode of disease transmission and prevention measures as necessary. Provides emergency prophylactic treatment or immunizations as needed.

  • Provides clinical support for the Division of Infectious Diseases, where needed, such as the STD clinic, Epidemiology clinic, and as assigned.
  • Collects data from laboratory reports, patient charts, members of the medical community, schools, and other facilities to complete epidemiological reports on ill patients and contacts.  Obtains and arranges for collection of laboratory samples for confirmation of diagnoses for release of patients to occupations and schools.


Performs other duties as necessary.  Prepares reports as indicated. Attends meetings, conferences and educational seminars as appropriate and as necessary for continuing education. Participates in utilization of radio/telephone contacting system with the CHD and the medical community and must respond within 15 minutes of initiation of call.





  • Knowledge of basic epidemiological principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the principles of learning.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, office equipment and epidemiology programs, including Windows, Outlook,  MS Word, Excel, Power Point, People First, HMS, EARS, Merlin, Florida Shots.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, staff and the community, ability to prepare and deliver presentations to staff and the community.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to document work products.   
  • Ability to complete reports. 




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.


I 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.




The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • 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) 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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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: Orlando