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SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64029121 1

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: CLEARWATER, FL, US, 33755

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Requisition No: 292524 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64029121 1

Position Number: 64029121 

Salary:  $1,673.56 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 02/01/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health.  If you looking to build a great career in public health, you've come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful programs are recognized throughout Florida.  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 through integrated state, county and community efforts. 

 

Senior Community Health Nurse

The Department of Health in Pinellas has a Senior Community Health Nurse position available at the Clearwater Center. Successful applicants must be bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

The incumbent will evaluate clients in a variety of settings within the scope of Florida State and Federal guidelines, and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County policies and the Nurse Practice Act using the nursing process, skills of interview, observation and evaluation to determine the medical, social and psychological needs of clients. 

 

The successful incumbent will perform the following duties and must be professionally competent to perform in any multiple clinics and must can deal effectively with customers of various types of backgrounds and cultures:

  • Provides direct services to clients including:  immunization, administration of ordered medications, pregnancy testing, tuberculosis testing and other testing or services which fall within nursing practice
  • Offers education and information on family planning methods and services
  • Counsels clients on basic health promotion and risk behaviors, including but not limited to:  communicable disease control, maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, growth and development, safety and anticipatory guidance
  • Advises and counsels clients on health promotion, STD & HIV risk reduction, and care and management of disease
  • Assists nursing supervisor with clinic management, monitoring clinic flow and caseload 
  • Responds promptly to emergency situations within the building
  • Completes assignments and functions independently
  • Follows policies and procedures, including standing orders
  • Meets productivity expectations for this position
  • Assists examiners as needed
  • Assists in review of electronic laboratory results and provides follow-up and case management
  • Documents all observations and actions accurately utilizing the electronic record, and the Florida Shots Registry
  • Complies with HIPAA guidelines and the Florida Department of Health's Information Security Policy ensuring client information is secure 100% of the time

 

Other Related Duties as Assigned:

  • Performs other duties as required
  • Keeps supervisor informed
  • Attends staff meetings as required
  • Attends training for personal and professional growth
  • Meets annual training requirements

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities needed for the position:

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Skill in use of a personal computer
  • Knowledge of patient confidentiality laws 
  • Use multiple computer programs and software such as Microsoft office to retrieve and/or input data. 
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others 
  • Ability to manage diverse situations

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Clear and active license in the State of Florida to practice as a registered nurse
  • Current valid Florida Driver’s License or able to obtain one within 30 days of employment
  • At least one-year experience working with an electronic medical record

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least one-year experience working as a registered nurse
  • At least one-year experience working in a public health environment
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

 

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's Forgiveness Program

 

 

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

Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Note: 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

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. 

 

 

 

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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