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OPS SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64941413

Date:  Jun 25, 2022
Location: 

BRADENTON, FL, US, 34208


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Requisition No: 554324 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64941413

Position Number: 64941412 

Salary:  $24 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 07/02/2022 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Manatee 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.

*This is a 10-month position that mirrors in-school sessions

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent in this position functions under the supervision of a Community Health Nursing Supervisor; Occupies a ten month career service position and works only when school is in session.  The incumbent must possess a current RN license in the State of Florida.

The incumbent, an employee of the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County, represents the agency and its mission and values.  The incumbent is part of the global public health organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy, and teamwork, in a diverse environment.

Maintains quality of services delivered in all tasks associated with position as evidenced in periodic evaluation/monitoring performance of specific competencies.  In the event of a disaster, this health department is required to assume specific responsibilities during and after the event.  This employee will be expected to report for duty during and/or after the disaster as needed.

All information held in health records is confidential, with access governed by state and federal laws.  Confidential information includes the client’s name, address, medical, social and financial data and services received.  Sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy information is of a more sensitive nature and is to be maintained by the school nurse in a separate confidential file inaccessible to other staff.  This employee will adhere to all regulations re: confidentiality of client’s personal and medical information.

Acts as an independent agent of this department in the role of school nurse working within the school district; trains, monitors, and evaluates health support staff in the school health setting, insuring that students and staff have a safe, healthy environment in which to work; provides on –going educational programs, training of staff to perform medication administration, special procedures, etc. according to state and local guidelines; acts as case manager for students with special acute and chronic conditions, coordinating services between parents and physicians; makes referrals for identified health issues by sending letters, making phone calls and home visits as indicated; follows up to insure satisfactory outcomes are achieved; reviews student health records to insure that compulsory immunization laws are met and that student health issues are identified and addressed; initiates and updates student health care plans for those students with special medical problems.  Verbal communication with parents, staff, students and health care providers is essential to make appropriate referrals.  Employee must be able to hear normal conversational levels and be able to communicate in an effective manner so as, to establish trust and defuse any negative situations.

Schedules, coordinates, carries out health screenings on mandated grade levels and on referrals; assists families in need to obtain further medical care as indicated by abnormal findings following routine screenings; intervenes on behalf of the student with school personnel when health issues may affect the educational process; participates in staffing and child study process towards placement of students in ESE programs.  Health screenings may require lifting or carrying equipment weighing 20 pounds or more.  Positioning of the screener occasionally requires bending, stooping, or stretching to accommodate the correct screening technique.

Performs the daily activities in the school health room in the absence of the Health Support Tech. or LPN,  including administration of medications, special procedures, contacting parents and counseling students regarding health issues; records health information accurately, completely, legibly, and grammatically correct; responds promptly to emergency situations which may require carrying emergency supplies/equipment to any location on campus; provides first aid to any injured student or staff person at whatever location on campus this may be required (classroom, gymnasium, playground, etc.).

Assists with new school health employee orientation utilizing established training materials as assigned; acts as preceptor for students from local schools of nursing assigned to affiliate with the Health Department in the School Health Services Program.  Maintains CPR/First Aid certification as required.

Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. to maintain level of nursing competency and licensure.

 Perform other related work when requested.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to solve problems creatively
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks for maximum efficiency
  • Must possess basic computer skills.
  • Ability to administer medications
  • Ability to observe patients' symptoms and reactions to treatment
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique and universal precautions
  • Ability to relate with clients and the public in a culturally sensitive, respectful manner
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to provide preventive health care treatment by teaching and demonstration
  • Must be able to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours in the event of an emergency.

 

Qualifications:

Valid Active Florida Registered Nurse license or have a multi-state license from another Compact State

Valid Florida Driver's License and reliable transportation

 

 

Working hours: (A) Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (B) Total hours in work week 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) May be required to work evenings and weekends when specific activities dictate

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

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:

Manatee County

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

 

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

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: http://www.sss.gov 

 

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

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.


Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton