Date:  Jun 5, 2023


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Requisition No: 797051 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE - 64081827 1

Position Number: 64081827 

Salary:  $42,000.00-$45,000.00/Annual 

Posting Closing Date: 06/15/2023 

Open Competitive


Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a public health nursing position and is responsible for providing oversight of the School Health Programs with the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County and is headquartered in Clewiston. This position serves as the School Health Coordinator for Hendry County and the school health liaison providing oversight and responsibility for the Comprehensive, Basic, and Full-Service School Nursing services within the Hendry County Public School System. The incumbent is expected to provide high quality customer service and clinical excellence and be able to independently perform assigned duties in multiple public health program areas. This position reports directly to the Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor in the School Health Program.
Provides professional oversight for school district Licensed Practical Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel; Responsible for providing instruction and training programs of school personnel, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, and assists in orientation programs. Responsible for the oversight of the Basic School Health program which provides school health services as required by s. 381.0056, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Rules 64F-6.007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). Provides consultative school health services; Provides assessment of health needs of students through screening procedures, analysis of records, and assessment of students; encourages immunization and health compliance of all students by conducting record reviews; Assists school staff in meeting the requirements according to Florida School Health Act; gathers records and reports statistical data relating to health concerns and nursing services such as communicable diseases or clusters; provides and/or assists with classroom health education programs as invited or arranged; provides consultation and educational health information regarding health issues.
Responsible for the oversight of Full-Service School services with the school district serving a student population that has a high risk of needing medical and social services. Coordination/provision of prevention, treatment and support services to students and families. Coordination with interagency providers to plan, organize, and coordinate goals to serve high risk students. Coordination/provision of specialized services in schools that integrate education, medical, social and/or human services to meet the needs of the high-risk student population and their families. Initiates nursing care plans on all students identified with a chronic disease or disorder.
Provides quality improvement for school-based health room services in areas such as: documentation, emergency procedures; chronic disease management; health education in the health room and classroom; illness and injury; participates in quality improvement and assurance activities within the DOH.
Participates in the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) quarterly. Attends all required or assigned staff meetings, in-services, or training programs.
Works in general clinic, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs related work as required, including preparedness activities.
Prepares biweekly leave and attendance records and daily employee activity records (EARS)


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of child health practices. Knowledge of school health programs. Knowledge and ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge of community resources. Ability to make informative educational presentations. Current issues in school health. 
a.   Statutes, Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs;
b.   Use of equipment and supplies related to the position
c.   Medical Knowledge;
     i.    Skills in obtaining Vital Signs, medical histories, and various procedures.
     ii.    Use of Institute of Healthcare Improvement quality improvement process
d.   Initiative: Is self-confident, motivated, and has an enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties & undertakes duties of greater responsibility;
e.   Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.
f.    Technology: Navigates the Internet, uses office suite and assorted software, and uses technology equipment;
g.   Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
h.   Motivational Skills: Motivates, provides constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to improve the clinic team skills and performance;
i.    Human Relations: Works with others in a professional, considerate and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of FDOH Hendry and self;
j.    Communication (Oral & Written): Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to-date information to peers and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others;
k.   Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who uses or receives the services or products that your work unit produces, including the public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations            outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing excellence in products and services.




  • Licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Florida in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27
  • 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.


  • Have American Heart Association in CPR
  • Worked in public health


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:

Hendry 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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


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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