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REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64064332

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: CLEARWATER, FL, US, 33762

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Requisition No: 262422 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64064332

Position Number: 64064332 

Salary:  $2,025 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/07/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health.  If you're looking to build a great career in public health - you've come to the right place. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice.

 

The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

 

 

Registered Nurse Specialist

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has a job opening for a Registered Nurse Specialist working with the Health Care for the Homeless Program. This position will serve as the RN Care Manager and Lead Nurse for the Health Care for the Homeless Program, including the Bayside Health Clinic and Mobile Medical Unit. Work may include evening and Saturday shifts.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

 

Care Coordination:

  • Actively identify eligible clients for care coordination services through running reports in NextGen, monitoring referrals from medical home team, conducting chart reviews and monitoring primary care clinics.
  • Provide ongoing outreach and clinical care coordination services to primary care clients in order to meet their comprehensive health care needs and to promote high quality, cost-effective outcomes.
  • Manage and coordinate medical and preventive services for clients based on need and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Develop and monitor individual client care plans in collaboration with client and medical home team.
  • Identify and increase client’s knowledge regarding their medical and preventive treatment.
  • Utilize nursing skills of interview, observation, and assessment to determine the medical needs of the client and motivate the client to self-management.
  • Use the nursing process to plan for ongoing assessment of risk factors and services.
  • Educate and counsel clients in basic health principals and risk behaviors, including, but not limited to, management and prevention of chronic diseases and their complications, communicable disease control, maternal health, family planning, nutrition, and safety with emphasis on prevention.
  • Provide case management to established or referred clients in need of nursing intervention and make appropriate referrals.
  • Provide direct services to clients including immunization, administration of ordered medications, tuberculin testing, vital signs and other testing or services which fall within the nursing practice.
  • Prepare for and handle emergencies and treat according to standing orders as needed.
  • Monitor clients for appointments and services that are overdue and follow up as appropriate.
  • Monitor and follow up on reports of ER and hospital visits.
  • Coordinate Pre-Operative Clearance and Post-Operative needs.
  • Work with the referral coordinators and patients to ensure follow-up on specialty referrals.

 

Lead Nurse:

  • Provide direction to nurses and clinical support staff.
  • Coordinate with staff to optimize clinic flow and maximize productivity.
  • Serve as clinic lead on HRSA UDS Clinical Quality measures and associated action plans.
  • Serve as clinic lead on clinical NCQA Patient Center Medical Home standards and measures.
  • Serve as liaison between Quality Assurance staff and clinic.
  • Assist supervisor with development and implementation of program goals, strategies, policies and procedures, and other initiatives as assigned.
  • Serve as clinical representative on HCH Quality Improvement Committee.
  • Coordinate and conduct chart review of nurses and clinical support staff.
  • Serve as a back up to the Health Care for the Homeless Program Manager.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Florida nursing license or multi-state license
  • Current CPR certification
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of experience working as an RN in a clinic setting
  • Experience providing case management and coordination of services for patients suffering from chronic diseases
  • 3 or more years of experience performing laboratory testing
  • Experience working with an Electronic Health Record
  • Experience working with the homeless population
  • Experience working as a nurse lead or charge nurse

 

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

• State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

• 9 Annual paid holidays and 1 personal day

• Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

• Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

• Health insurance for individual or family coverage - State pays 80% of premium

• Life Insurance - $25,000 policy provided for duration of employment

• Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

• Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Account

•Tuition Waivers and Nurse Forgiveness Program

 

*Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic submission process. 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

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, visit http://www.sss.gov.

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.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

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 on the date of your retirement.

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 (1-866-663-4735). 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.

Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).

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 Departments 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.  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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