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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL, US, 32433

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Requisition No: 472683 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64856563

Position Number: 64856563 

Salary:  $21.00 / hr 

Posting Closing Date: 03/20/2022 

Multiple hires from this posting which may include full time and part time positions



Job Posting Cartegory: Open - Competetive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a LPN position at the Florida Department of Health in Walton County providing practical nursing support and assistance to clinicians in the Primary Care program and to provide COVID 19 Vaccine / testing services in clinic and to the general public.  May assist in other clinical programs as needed in accordance with agency policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines. This position is a key custodian for the clinic site, the medication rooms, laboratories, medical records rooms and other assigned areas. Adheres to Information Security policies and procedures. This position is assigned to the DeFuniak Springs site but may be assigned to other clinic locations as needed for staff coverage.  


This position will provide patient-centered interactions:

  • Respect patient and family values and expressed needs.
  • Encourage patients to expand their role in decision-making, health-related behaviors, and self-management.
  • Communicate with their patients in a culturally appropriate manner, in a language and at a level that the patient understands.
  • Provide self-management support at every visit through goal setting and action planning.
  • Obtain feedback from patients/family about their healthcare experience and use this information for quality improvement


This position will assist in the provision of care coordination:

  • Links patients with community resources to facilitate referrals and respond to social service needs.
  • Tracks and supports patients when they obtain services outside the practice.
  • Obtains test and referral results and communicates with health plans, facilities, and specialists.
  • Follows-up with patients within a few days of an emergency room visit or hospital discharge.
  • Communicates test results and care plans to patients/families.
  • This position will follow Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Health Walton and Walton Community Health Center policy and procedures.

This position may provide immunizations to both children and/or adults:

  • Requires knowledge of immunization schedules, administration techniques, and use of VIS statements, internal procedures and computer system for data entry. May participate on both internal and external immunization events

Practical Nursing Tasks


Direct Client Care (infants, school aged children, adults)

    • Performs Hearing Screening and Visual Acuity Screening.
    • Performs EKGs and other in-house diagnostics.
    • Performs phlebotomy on Infants, Children and Adults.
    • Assisting Provider with bedside procedures.
    • Administers oral, intramuscular, topical, subcutaneous, and inhalation medications.
    • Provides educational counseling and educational brochures to clients as indicated by health care needs.

Triage and Work Up (infants, school aged children, adults)

    • Obtains and Documents Vital Signs, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI).
    • Obtains Chief Complaint/History of Present Illness, Medical History, Allergy History, Medication History and reconciles Current Medication List.
    • Prepares client / exam room for provider visit.
    • Reports abnormal findings to provider.            
    •  Responsible for efficient clinic flow by working at a speed that maximizes provider productivity and minimizes client wait times

Patient Centered Care / Tracking / Care coordination

  • Participates in daily huddle with assigned provider to plan patient care
  • Addresses and/or completes tracking and care coordination identified on provider driven follow up list in HMS


    • Record Objective and Subjective Data in Electronic Health Record as required for each designated program.
    • Record Objective and Subjective Data before the end of the clinic visit.
    • Perform Chart Review as directed for QA/QI.
    • Documents lab work in appropriate lab binders and in HMS.
    • Captures client services on superbill and/or HMS at each visit.
  • Facility Maintenance

    • Assures necessary supplies are always readily available in clinic rooms.
    • Is responsible for ensuring that clinic work areas are organized and clean.
    • Cleans exam rooms and direct patient care equipment after each visit and ensures clinic exam rooms are client ready before each visit.
    • Empties trash and disposes of supply boxes and or containers
    • Secures full sharps containers, stores full sharp containers in designated area, and replaces containers as needed in clinic areas.
    • Cleans spills immediately when observed or discovered.
    • Immediately reports non-functioning or broken equipment to direct supervisor.

Community COVID Outreach Activities:

  • May Administer COVID vaccine
  • May collect specimens for COVID testing
  • May assist with registration and documentation process during events
  • May provide disease specific information to the public

Laboratory Duties:

    • Collects laboratory specimens per provider’s orders (blood, urine, sputum, stool, culture swabs).
    • Labels specimens.
    • Enters client data for lab order into HMS for processing.
    • Stores specimens according to laboratory requirements prior to shipping.
    • May Ship packaged laboratory specimens to outside labs per lab protocols.
    • Use and maintenance of lab equipment including centrifuge, glucose machine, hemoglobin machine.


    • May assist in coordination/authorization of services between client, provider and Insurance companies.
    • Responsible for keeping up with tracking of simple diagnostic and radiology referrals to ensure that referrals are completed, and results are received.
    • May perform other duties within the practical nursing scope of practice.
    • Attends and participates in monthly general staff meetings and departmental meetings.
    • Completes all job-related assigned trainings.
    • Completes Employee Activity Reports and submits timesheets according to agency standards.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Working knowledge of the Florida Department of Health policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to administer medications.
  • Ability to provide preventative health care and treatment to clients.
  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical and mental problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and coordinate work assignments efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with clients and staff members.
  • Ability to remain flexible and adaptable in the work environment to meet clinic needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to accommodate to changing directives and clinical situations.
  • Ability to act with integrity and demonstrate ethical behavior.
  • Ability to recognize, develop, implement and share best practices.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team.
  • Ability to teach health care relevant to the client’s health care needs and/or requests.
  • Ability to use common computer programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and HMS.
  • Working knowledge of current ACIP immunization schedules, use of VIS statements, FL Shots system.
  • Ability to use and maintain clinic equipment such as the centrifuge, autoclave, EKG machine, nebulizer, pulse oximeter, manual and digital scales, stadiometer, audiometer, vision screening machine, glucose machine, eye wash station, electronic blood pressure machine, manual blood pressure cuff, and HgbA1C and hemoglobin machines.
  • Must Be able to lift and carry weights of 25 pounds



  • Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with F.S. 464
  • Current state issued driver’s license
  • Maintains current CPR certification

Preferred - 

  • Pediatric nursing experience
  • Experience with Immuniozations
  • Experience working in an outpatient care cl;inic

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:

Walton County




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.


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 (1-877-562-7287). 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. 


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.

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