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Date: Jan 26, 2022

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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

Requisition No: 503941 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64003780 

Salary:  $50,000 - $52,000 

Posting Closing Date: 03/28/2022 

Division of Disease Control and Health Protection

Bureau of Epidemiology



The nursing consultant will work in a collaborative environment supporting the Florida Refugee Health Program, which offers health assessments and immunizations to persons eligible for refugee services.  This is a high-profile position that requires strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills.  The nursing consultant will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of culturally appropriate refugee health services provided by county health departments (CHDs).  Other position responsibilities include policy development and analysis, clinical consultation, and liaison with state and local partners.  Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provide guidance and technical assistance to CHD nurses on topics such as health education, disease prevention, health assessment guidelines, immunizations, up-to-date standards of nursing practice, screening guidelines, and strategies for delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate care. Develop core clinical competencies for nursing and allied health staff performing refugee health assessments.  Conduct quarterly CHD Clinical calls. The clinical competencies will be measurable, objective, and consistent with current standards of care. Provide presentations to selected audiences including County Health Systems.


Duties and Responsibilities

Perform quality improvement (QI) site and desk reviews of CHD programs based on clinical competencies.  Complete medical records chart audits in the Health Management System. Write site visit reports, make recommendations for program improvement, and provide follow up guidance. Review QI methodology. Provides recommendations for enhancements and collaborates with program staff to implement changes to the methodology.  Serves as program liaison for departmental QI activities. Participates with and provides information to County Health Systems QI efforts. Travel to CHDs to perform site reviews is required.


Develop and/or prepare guidelines, manuals, pamphlets, visual aids, resources, tools and other materials to report state and local programmatic efforts and to enhance local service provision for CHD staff.  Update and review educational materials related to refugee health.  Keep informed of current events relevant to refugee and entrant populations.


Provide consultation and technical assistance to program staff (state and local level) and other public and private refugee services providers within the state of Florida. Technical assistance may be related to health assessments, immunizations, diseases and conditions, clinical laboratory testing, and up-to-date standards of nursing practice. Serve as clinical liaison between the Department and federal partners. Collaborate with program staff on the development or revision of policies, procedures, plans, reports, or related documents.


Ensure follow-up care for refugees arriving with a Class A or B health condition, Victims of Trafficking and follow up on unscreened refugees. Assist CHDs with or without a refugee health case manager, with follow-up care for refugees with significant medical conditions.


Cultivate and maintain professional linkages with refugee services providers and interrelated organizations or programs, including attendance at Department of Children and Families’, Refugee Task Force meetings



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Knowledge of Medicaid services and reimbursement processes; CPT coding; nursing principles, practices, and techniques; communicable disease prevention, cure and control; principles and practices of health education and health promotion; medical case management for chronic medical conditions; contract management; methods of compiling, organizing, and analyzing data; and, quality improvement methodologies and techniques.  Ability to provide in-service training about health assessment, immunizations, clinical laboratory testing, diseases and conditions, and up-to-date standards of nursing practice; plan, develop and deliver health promotion and public health education services; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; manage multiple tasks simultaneously; communicate effectively in person and in writing; prepare and analyze reports, applications, documents, and other written materials; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a wide range health care agencies and interests and plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.  Computer skills include a working knowledge of applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook.


Licensure/registration/certification requirements

Registered Nursing Consultant must be licensed as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner in the state of Florida licensure as required by Chapter 464, F.S.


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.


innovation: 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.


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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. 

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