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OPS SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64941393

Date: Jan 3, 2022

Location: BRADENTON, FL, US, 34208

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Requisition No: 461221 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64941393

Position Number: 64941393 

Salary:  $17 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 02/09/2022 

This is a ten month career service position and works only when school is in session.

 

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.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 

Duties and Programmatic Support at School Site Locations

Maintain quality services delivered in all tasks associated with position as evidenced in periodic evaluation/monitoring performance of

 specific competencies by the school nurse. In the event of disaster will be expected to report for duty during and/or after the disaster

as needed. All information held in the health records is confidential, with access governed by state and federal laws. The incumbent is

 expected to maintain client confidentiality at all times. Confidential information includes the client’s name, address, medical, social and

 financial data, as well as services rendered. Sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy information is of a more sensitive nature and

 is to be is to be maintained by the school health nurse in a separate confidential file inaccessible to other staff. This employee will

adhere to all regulations regarding confidentiality of client’s personal and medical information.

 

Observes and assess students for deviation from normal conditions; records findings and reports abnormalities to the school nurse;

takes vital signs as indicated to determine what measures are needed to appropriately care for the student; provides first aid to any

 injured student or staff person at whatever location on campus this may be required (classroom, gymnasium, ,playground, etc.);

responds promptly to emergency situations which may require carrying supplies and equipment to any location of the campus; perform

CPR or other measures for stabilizing a student of staff member. Maintain a daily log of students seen in the health room and enter

notation on each student’s emergency information card.

 

Assist the nurse in performing all health screening for vision, hearing, scoliosis, nutrition, growth and development, dental, blood

pressure, and records results on student’s records accordingly to county and state specifications. This screening may require lifting and

carrying equipment weighing 20 pounds or more. Positioning of the screener occasionally requires bending, stooping, or stretching to

accommodate the correct screening technique.

 

 

Administer prescription medications (including injectable), records administration of medication and maintain medication logs, in

accordance with School Board Policy. These tasks may require bending, stooping, lifting, and reaching areas such as overhead

cabinets and lower cabinets for supplies and equipment. This also requires that employee be able to read, understand and follow

written medical orders. Assist with training school personnel responsible of administering medications in the absence of the health staff.

 

Asist the nurse on the follow up of referrals by sending letters, making telephone calls, and making home visits when indicated. Verbal communication with parents, staff and students require the employee be able to hear normal conversational levels, and be completely legible, grammatically correct and submit on time to the nurse according to agency guidelines; assists with accumulation of statistical data for monthly reports which requires use of basic math skills

 

Develop and maintain procedures for clinic coverage continuity in case of nursing absence.  Assist school nurse in the

identification of staff to be trained in accordance with School Health Services Plan.  Coordinates staff training with school

nurse and identified school staff.  Develops and maintains site specific Substitute Nurse Notebook, containing coverage

information as specified by school nurse and program leadership.  Works with program leadership to identify and arrange

substitute nurse coverage where indicated.

 

Coordinates clinic related school field trip activities.  Serves as clinic point of contact for school staff during field trip planning process.  Initiates and updates Field Trip management packet. Under the direction of the school nurse, provides staff first aid and

medication training in accordance with the School Health Services Plan and scope of practice.  Coordinates student field trip

medication sign out and return in accordance with program guidelines and as directed by school nurse.  Maintains completed

field trip health records as per program guidelines

 

Under the direction of the school nurse, initiates and coordinates student health record review process.  Assist in reviewing

health records, maintaining immunization records and student emergency information, making referrals to the nurse regarding need for

 further nursing intervention. Enters student health data into electronic health record. Under the direction of the school nurse

and in accordance with programmatic protocols, contacts parents/guardians for additional health information for identified

health issues.  Organizes collected health data for use by RN and enters information into medical record as directed.

 

Performs specialized procedures as needed and taught by the nurse to comply with Public Law 94-142 (Education For All Handicapped

Act). These tasks may require bending, stooping, lifting, and reaching to accommodate the need of the child.

 

Takes responsibility for the care and upkeep of screening and clinic equipment, as well as maintain inventory of health room supplies;

keep health room organized and clean using Universal Precautions.

 

Participates in educational programs, trainings and workshops necessary to enhance performance in the job minimum of ten hours

annually.

 

Duties at DOH- Clinics( as needed)

Participates as team member in school health quarterly programmatic planning and training sessions

Works with the clinical services team that includes physicians, nursing staff, and other paraprofessionals to collect and

document health and/or immunization histories for clients in the electronic record as required.  Consults with supervisors and

examiners regarding client needs, concerns or problems.  Conducts pre-clinical interviews, to include, but is not limited to:

Adult and Adolescent Health, Family Planning, STD, and Immunization histories.

Completes: Medical history intake and update to include allergies, current medications, domestic violence screening,

and vital signs.  Administers injections as ordered under the direction/supervision of examiner.  Offers education and

information regarding Family Planning methods available and pretest counseling for HIV testing.  Completes:

 E-lab requisitions as ordered Enters HMS service codes on the date the service has been provided.  Provides and

documents health education, referrals and follow up.  Documents all observations and actions accurately utilizing the

electronic record, and the Florida Shots Registry

Prepares clinical area for services prior to session: maintains a clean work area before, during and after services;

Directs clients to laboratory, clinic and examiner; assists examiner and nursing staff.

 

Other duties as assigned.  Assists as directed  in SNU shelter.  Attends annual staff meeting.  Obtains all Florida

Department of Health and Florida Department of Health in Manatee County required yearly training.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and utilization of equipment
  • Knowledge of medical terminology;
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, utilizing approved DOH abbreviations when documenting in the electronic medical record.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and appropriate medical documentation in electronic medical record.
  • Ability to follow medical instructions.
  • Ability to work with persons of a different race, language, culture, or socioeconomic status. 
  • Ability to perform successful venipuncture in 2 attempts or less.
  • Ability to perform IM injections

 

Qualifications:

Valid Florida LPN License

Maintain current CPR certification every two years.

Valid Florida Driver's License and reliable transportation

 

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:

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

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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.


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