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Date:  Nov 9, 2022

BARTOW, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 735022 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64084825 

Salary:  $53,000.00 - $58,000.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2022 

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.


The incumbent if 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.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

Supervises direct reports including motivating, training, providing guidance, and direction.  Develops expectations and meets with staff regularly to discuss performance, complete performance reviews, and discipline action, if needed.  Maintains vacation and work schedules to ensure proper coverage and completes timesheets.  Ensures all staff complete required training and are offered additional training.    


This experienced HIV/AIDS Registered Nurse provides planning, monitoring and evaluation for a specialized public health program, the HIV/AIDS program, located in the Patient Care Clinic in Bartow.  This person is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring strategies to decrease HIV infection in Polk County.

Directly supervises employees working in the HIV/AIDS clinic:

  • Plans workloads, workflows, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization with employees.  Serves as consultant for coordination of clinical referral to other health care agencies and nutritionist as needed.
  • Trains, teaches and orients existing and/or new staff to the HIV/AIDS program.  Participates in the hiring process for staff when needed. 
  • Develop and maintain clinical protocols.
  • Responsible for evaluation and all personnel related activities as appropriate.
  • Assist in all CQI programs by actively developing, promoting, evaluating, and supervising the CQI process. 
  • Participate in fiscal meetings and managing appropriate expenditure of all funding sources.
  • Works in tandem with other HIV program members to ensure quality holistic care.


Clinical duties:

  • Assist in Patient Care referral efforts of the HIV/AIDS program
  • Enhance clinic access and reduce barriers to loss of care to HIV positive patients.
  • Work in the HIV/AIDS clinics as needed, providing “hands on” service to patients.
  • Assist in meeting all Ryan White grant related goals.


Case Management duties:

  • Ensure appropriate statistics are maintained.
  • Ensure that clients are followed appropriately for compliance with their chosen medication regime.
  • Provide outreach services for HIV/AIDS clients.
  • Assist Case Managers in meeting the goals of the Ryan White Title II grant.  Arrange professional support for the outreach workers as needed. 


Other related duties:

  • Serves in the Polk CHD clinical and community health nursing activities as determined by supervisor.  Participates               in community HIV/AIDS related events.
  • Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.
  • As a state employee, in a County Health Department, incumbent will participate in disaster preparedness and/or recovery activities.


ADAP Oversight

  • Directly supervises ADAP staff, including evaluation and establishing performance standards.
  • Ensures compliance with the AIDS Drug Assistance Program Guidelines and Protocols in the distribution of ADAP medications to eligible Ryan White clients.
  • Monitors ADAP usage and completes all required reporting to the ADAP Program office.
  • Handles all ADAP related client issues and problems that may occur in the distribution of ADAP medications.
  • Works directly with the Florida Department of Health’s Central Pharmacy in the ordering and receipt of ADAP client medications.


Interim Assistant Community Health Nursing Director

  • Plan, organize and direct clinical nursing operations in collaboration with Health Center Administrators & Medical Director.  Supervise and direct work of clinic-based Nursing Supervisors. Provide direction, consultation, education and 
  • guidance for clinic-based Community Health Services medical personnel regarding health program implementation, case management, policies and procedures and related service delivery.
  • Provide leadership, supervision and guidance to clinic-based Sr. CHN & CHN supervisors and clinic-based nursing staff including planning and directing their work, approving leave and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions in collaboration with the Health Care Administrators and/or Medical Director.
  • Promote team building among clinic-based nursing staff.  Ensure staff is aware of Community Health Services policies and procedures. Promote team building among staff.  Serve as resource for clinical issues and problem solving
  • Communicate with and keep Community Health Nursing Director informed of significant problems and concerns.


Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
  • Knowledge of the theories and concepts of preventive health care.
  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and techniques in specialized areas. 
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. 
  • Knowledge of community resources and organizations. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of adult learning. 
  • Skill in the application of nursing theory in specialized areas.  
  • Ability to teach professional nurses.
  • Ability to assess and prioritize service and personnel needs in a specialized area.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to coordinate and evaluate a specialized or educational nursing program.



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

  • Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN)


Other job-related requirements for this position:


Emergency Duty: Incumbent may be 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.


Certification of Acknowledgement – This position is in compliance with and monitors compliance (when applicable) of the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 3A-24, Florida Administrative Code.


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


Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)


ON-CALL ASSIGNMENT: This position has been approved in accordance with Section 110.209, Florida Statutes, Chapter 60K-2, Florida Administrative Code, and Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Florida Nurses Association (FNA) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Florida Council 79.  The approved On-Call form has been forwarded to the servicing human resource officer.


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:

Bartow, FL


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


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.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 


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.    


If there are any problems applying online, please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287.

Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET. TTY users, call (866) 221-0268.





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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