Date:  May 23, 2023


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Requisition No: 793470 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64082769 1 1 1

Position Number: 64082769 

Salary:  $2,107.60 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/02/2023 

Open Competive


Your Specific Responsibilities:



This is varied and professional nursing work in the School Health department. Staffs and provides nursing care in the Special Needs Shelter during activation during emergencies.


Access to confidential records and computer access will be based on the need to know when involved in specific patient's care, billing activities, ordering prescribed medication or supplies, investigation of communicable disease reports, established quality improvement activities, i.e., peer review, records review audits, and investigation complaints.


Uses knowledge of quality improvement (QI) methods and processes to work with other staff to help identify opportunities for improvement and develop a culture of quality within DOH-Indian River; assists in improvement projects, as assigned.


 Assists School Health Nursing Supervisor and school health staff to identify and respond to outbreaks and activities involving school age children.  Participate in high-risk immunization programs and immunization outreach activities for children and adults. Responsible for providing case management, and disease specific education, to school age children and their parents.


Assists in co-ordination of Employee Health Program which includes, but not limited to immunization services, annual screening for Latent TB Infection (LTBI) and N-95 mask FIT testing.  Maintains employee health database.


Utilizing the nursing process provides nursing assessments, counseling and referrals for students. Coordinates and participates in special health screenings as outlined in the objectives of the School Health Plan and in Program Goals. Identifies high risk criteria. Maintain appropriate records and coordinates team efforts incompliance with the goals and objectives of the School Health Program. Services rendered are an enhancement to existing services and not duplicated. Serving as a consultant, assists and works in liaison with the DOE School Health Coordinator, Assistant School Health Coordinator and Health Room Assistants.


Conducts conferences with students, parents, school staff, social worker/counselor and others as needed. Provides training and educational programs to students, school and CHD staff, parents and the community about the approved methods to assist students on health and in the utilization of health care.


Clinical work, special projects and assisting with preparedness planning as assigned by the Director of Nursing.


Performs other related duties as required. Other duties as assigned.


Private and county vehicle use may be required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Knowledge and experience with providing pediatric immunizations, school mandatory pediatric immunization schedules and nursing experience with school aged children and their parents.



  • Florida Department of Health is required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, 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.
  • A current Florida Registered Nurse license or a multi-state license from another Compact State.
  • A current Basic Life Support Certificate.
  • Required  to work occasional flexible hours when needed, including some occasional evenings and weekends.
  • 3-5 years verifiable nursing experience
  • A valid driver's license


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:

Work Location: Vero Beach, Florida


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!

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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.

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: Vero Beach