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SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64000971 1 1 1 1

Date:  Aug 7, 2022
Location: 

CLEARWATER, FL, US, 33762


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Requisition No: 570564 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64000971 1 1 1 1

Position Number: 64000971 

Salary:  $1,840.92 - $1,924.59 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/26/2022 

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

 

Senior Community Health Nurse

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has a job opening for a Registered Nurse working with the Health Care for the Homeless Program. This position will provide clinical support for the Bayside Health Clinic, including evening and Saturday shifts.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assess and evaluate clients within the scope of Florida State and Federal guidelines, and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County policies and the Nurse Practice Act. 
  • Utilize nursing skills of interview, observation, and assessment to determine the medical needs of the client.
  • Use the nursing process to plan for ongoing assessment of risk factors and service as prioritized by the client being seen.
  • Provide case management to established or referred clients in need of nursing intervention. Make appropriate referrals.
  • Provide direct services to clients including immunization, administration of ordered medications, phlebotomy, and other testing or services which fall within the nursing practice.
  • Take vital signs including temperature, B/P, pulse, respirations, height, and weight.
  • Conduct pre-clinical interviews.
  • Perform laboratory testing, including venipuncture, urine collection and finger sticks.
  • Record and maintain laboratory records and results as required by Florida statute.
  • Prepare specimens for transport to outside laboratory.
  • Ensure a safe and healthy environment by adhering to OSHA guidelines for the prevention of exposure to blood borne pathogens, utilizing universal precautions.
  • Record client data in computer utilizing NextGen and other required software timely and accurately.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all records and client interactions and services according to HIPAA privacy policies.
  • Provide clinical support to provider and team as requested.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory and clinic supplies as assigned.
  • Initiate and complete incident reports as needed.
  • Attend huddles and team and other meetings as assigned.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities, including chart review, in service programs, and staff meetings
  • Keep supervisor informed.
  • Complete timesheet, EARS, and mandatory training in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Schedule time off in advance and collaborate with supervisor to ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent.

 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate a personal computer and accompanying software.
  • Ability to assess clients and make sound nursing judgments independently.
  • Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices & techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, utilizing approved abbreviations
  • Ability to maintain accurate and appropriate medical documentation in EHR system
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to safely administer medications and immunizations within scope of nursing licensure.
  • Ability to work with persons of a different race, language, culture, or socioeconomic status.
  • Ability to adapt to necessary changes in duties, duty station, or work hours for the benefit of the agency.
  • Ability to learn and maintain proficiency of computer skills & new programs required by Clinical Health Services division.
  • Skills in one-on-one interviewing.

 
Qualifications: 
Minimum-

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

 
Preferred - 

  • 3 or more years of experience working as an RN in a clinic setting
  • Experience working with 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

 
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:
14808 49th St N
Clearwater, FL 33762
 
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.
  
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.  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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