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Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: BARTOW, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 67215 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64001106 

Salary:  $34,501.48 to $35,500.00 

Posting Closing Date: 08/20/2019 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


Duties and Responsibilities:


The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Polk County in its mission to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its vision to be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.  


Provides expanded nursing services and health care in select elementary, middle and high schools.  This position may require performance of interpreter duties, if bilingual, or implementation of the Department’s Limited English Proficiency Plan.

Screening Duties:

  • Assists teachers in assessing health problems of students through health appraisals, medical histories, records and screening programs. Improves student utilization of school health services.
  • Expands screening activities and health care. Coordinates health services for students with parents or guardians and other agencies in the community.  Provides appropriate referral and follow-up procedures including home visits. 
  • Maintains records for planning and assessing school health services.    Monitors legal and practice standards for the administration of medication.
  • Identifies actual or potential health problems, acts as a liaison between school, home and community agencies.
  • Provides and assists with state mandated Health Screenings (Vision, BMI & Scoliosis). Refers and follows up on abnormal results as directed.
  • Maintains record of abnormal screening activities for annual school reports and statistical data.
  • Reviews and monitors immunization records to maintain compliance with State mandates. Collaborates with school staff to obtain immunization records and compliance.
    Care Planning Duties:
  • Provides support services to students who exhibit mild to severe health, behavioral, or learning problems, which affect school performance. Acts as a child advocate who confers with school personnel and community agencies regarding potential problems of child abuse.
  • Serves as a team member representing health in the evaluation and decision for placement of medically complex and at-risk students.
  • Assists school in implementing and carrying out emergency health care plans.
  • Networks with parents and school staff to create Individual Health Plans as needed for students with special needs and chronic health conditions.

    Health Education/Instructional Duties:
  • Participates in health education classes as a consultant or provider.  Encourages and provides wellness and health in-service programs for faculty.  Provides health education and counseling to parents, students and staff as needed.
  • Conducts and participates in the orientation and mentoring of new staff and nursing students about school health services.   


Other Functions:

  • Insures and promotes safe school environment by implementing safety measures in the schools and assessing school health nursing quality improvement activities.
  • Communicates and serves on health committees and acts as a liaison between school board and health department concerning clinical and administrative issues. 
  • Performs generalized public health work in an area geographically removed from direct supervision.
  • “Serves as the Information Custodian for the Nursing Division for assigned information sets; maintains confidentiality of the information in accordance with state and federal statutes, of Health Information Security
  • Policies, Protocols and Procedures, in accordance with Protocol:  Security 3V, Sec. 1-3”.
  • Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Skill in using medical instruments or testing equipment and taking blood pressure readings. 
  • Ability to interview patients in order to obtain a medical history, keep accurate records and distribute prescribed medications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others. 
  • Interest in the health and welfare of children. 


Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): 
 Registered Nurse Florida Statute Reference: 464


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

***Note: Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties.


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

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 

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, visit


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


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 on 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.

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.  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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