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SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64057421

Date:  Jun 25, 2022
Location: 

BRADENTON, FL, US, 34208


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Requisition No: 630783 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64057421

Position Number: 64057421 

Salary:  $49,920.00 annually 

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.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

DIRECT PATIENT CARE AT DOH CLINICS: Provides direct patient care at DOH -Manatee on-site clinics, as assigned to support Immunizations, Family planning, Preventative Care, TB, STD, Refugee and PrEP Clinics. Duties will include but may not be limited to:

  • Perform nursing assessments, medical histories, health promotion education and healthy lifestyles counseling in a culturally sensitive manner. 
  • Screens for domestic violence and provides intervention as indicated.  Assesses tobacco use and provides cessation information. 
  • Provides preconception, contraception, and pregnancy education and counseling. 
  • Conducts HIV screening and counseling. 
  • Performs screening and testing for tuberculosis. 
  • Administers oral and injectable vaccines in accordance with ACIP and CDC recommendations and enters information into Florida SHOTS and HMS.
  • Issues medications under the nurse issuance protocol. 
  • Counsels and refers for sterilization procedures. 
  • Assists physicians in the exam room and accurately completes all paperwork associated with various physical exams.
  • Provides referrals for PrEP according to guidelines.   
  • Documents in the EHR and codes all services into HMS.

 

NURSING MENTORSHIP: The incumbent will mentor staff and students affiliated with contracted institutions.

DOCUMENTATION/TRAINING:

  • Documents client services in HMS
  • Monitors business flow process with Q-Flow
  • Completes mandatory training 100% of the time
  • EARs/DARs will be completed within 7 days of the service provision, 95% of the time.
    OTHER DUTIES: Performs other related duties as required. Must maintain quality of services delivered in all tasks associated with position.
    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 should afford clients privacy, confidentiality and dignity.
  • This position may serve clients that speak only Spanish, Creole, or other languages. It may require performance of interpreter duties, if bilingual, or implementation of the Department’s Limited English Proficiency Plan.
  •  Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed. 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.” 

 

Independently and professionally addresses and resolves all customer service issues and takes appropriate actions.   May be required to perform additional duties at the direction of Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor. Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and other professional and staff development activities.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices, and techniques.
  •       Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
  •       Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  •       Knowledge of community resources.
  •       Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.
  •       Knowledge and application of word, internet/intranet and e-mail computer programs.
  •       Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment
  •       techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems.
  •       Knowledge of Tuberculosis Epidemiology.
  •       Ability to supervise people.
  •       Ability to communicate effectively.
  •       Ability to administer medications.
  •       Ability to provide preventive health care and treatment to groups.
  •       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  •       Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  •       Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to operational and management analysis activities.
  •       Ability to actively look for ways to assist others.
  •       Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

 

Qualifications:

  • Valid Florida RN License
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and reliable transportation
  • CPR Certification
  • HIV testing/counseling certification must be obtained within 3 months of date of hire and must be maintained throughout the course of employment”.

 

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.

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton