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Date:  Jun 24, 2022


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Requisition No: 630784 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEATH NURSE - 64058848

Position Number: 64058848 

Salary:  $49,920 

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:

The incumbent, an employee of the Florida Department of Health - Manatee, represents the agency and its mission and values.  The incumbent is a part of the global public health organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy and teamwork in a diverse environment.  The incumbent will function under the supervision of the Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor and must possess a current RN license in the State of Florida. The Senior Community Health Nurse will be part of the cross-trained to work in the integrated clinic.


This employee will be cross-trained to work in Family Planning, Communicable Disease, Immunizations, Preventive Care, and medicine room for the Nurse Issuance Program.


DIRECT PATIENT CARE AT OUTREACH EVENTS VIA HEALTH COACH: This position primary responsibilities are related to support all outreach events provided through the Health Coach (mobile medical unit). This position provides nursing services to patients in the clinic for the Immunization, Family Planning  Program, STD Testing and other programs, assigned to the mobile unit clinics in community-based locations and other clinics as needed. 

Duties will include but may not be limited to:

  • Obtaining objective and subjective health histories; performing measurements of height, weight
  • Taking/reviewing immunization status; determining contraindications to immunizations; issuing Immunization certificates;
  • Education; administration of oral and injectable vaccines and biologicals;
  • Screening and testing for tuberculosis;
  • STD/HIV pre and posttest counseling;
  • Documenting and coding at the time of service
  • Participate/Asist Clinician on limited Physical Exams
  • May take confidential information into the field or generate confidential information while in the field as part of their normal activities. 
  • Ensures that clients are registered into the HMS system and Florida Shots; inputs immunization histories, vaccines and activities into the HMS and Fl shots system while the client is present. 

    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 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.

    Performance expectations based on this job description will be reviewed through individual conferences, direct observation and input from supervisors. This employee must be knowledgeable in policies and procedures of the agency and can perform technical nursing functions. 
    NURSING MENTORSHIP: The incumbent will mentor staff and students affiliated with contracted institutions.
  • 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.  May be required to perform additional duties at the direction of Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor.
  • 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.” 
  • 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.
  •  Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and other professional and staff development activities.
  • Independently and professionally addresses and resolves all customer service issues and takes appropriate actions.  
  • Emergency Duty - Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required for the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross Shelters, or to perform other emergency duties including, but limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster, or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
  • Trainings/Meetings- Attend all mandatory meeting/trainings as assigned by the position.
  • Confidentiality- Ensure all information held in the health records is confidential with access governed by state and federal laws during projects assigned. Will keep confidential information including the client's name, address, medical, social, and financial data and services rendered.
    Working hours:
  • Weekdays-Daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Schedule may vary based on agency needs
  • Total hours in workweek 40
  • May be required to work evening and weekends when specific activities dictate

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
    • 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
  • Active Florida Registered Nurse license or a multi-state license from another Compact State
  • Certification in CPR

  • 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:
    Manatee County Health Department
    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


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.    

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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