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OPS SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64936206 1 1

Date:  Jun 28, 2022
Location: 

FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33902 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33916 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33907 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33919 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33913 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33908 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33912 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33994 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33966


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Requisition No: 653301 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64936206 1 1

Position Number: 64936206 

Salary:  $30.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/04/2022 

This OPS Senior Community Health Nurse position is under the supervision of the Nursing Program Specialist at a local county health department.  The position requires an understanding of public health nursing and a working knowledge of immunization policies, protocols, and schedules.  The incumbent will assist Immunizations with a specific emphasis on promotion of influenza vaccine to disparate populations and populations at greatest risk for complications of influenza.  This position requires complete and current knowledge of the immunization program including, but not limited to, childhood vaccines, adult vaccines, and overseas travel vaccines. The incumbent will assist Immunizations with a specific emphasis on promotion of influenza vaccine to disparate populations and populations at greatest risk for complications of influenza. The employee must maintain current working knowledge and skills based on the Department of Health programs and policies.  This position is classified as a sensitive position.  Incumbent handles protected health information on a need to know basis following Department of Health, HIPAA, and Information Security and Privacy Policies.  Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing health information and is responsible to maintain confidentiality, security, privacy, and integrity of protected health information. This position has access to the following information sets: Immunizations, FLSHOTS, and HMS.

 

DUTIES

Promotes and maintains health of individuals, families and community through appropriate preventative and rehabilitative measures, provides comprehensive nursing in FDOH Lee clinics and community settings as warranted.  These services include childhood and adult immunizations, counseling/conference, health screening, health education, referrals and follow-up of the referrals, maintaining quality records in the clinic or community groups and collecting of laboratory specimens.

 

Administers childhood, adult, and overseas travel immunizations.  Accurately completes the necessary immunization records and codes immunizations given on a daily basis.  Maintains up-to-date childhood immunization information and effectively informs clients of possible vaccine side effects during each visit.  Enters immunization information into FLSHOTS and HMS systems.

 

Attends all required meeting and keeps current on new immunization schedules and guidelines.

 

Performs other miscellaneous related duties as required.  Completes weekly leave/attendance records and daily employee activity records (EARs) within required time frame.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITES:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of nursing
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation and grammar usage
  • Knowledge of standard business formats and styles for letters and business forms
  • Cultural competency
  • Skill in operating a personal computer
  • Ability to administer vaccinations
  • Ability to work with patients
  • Ability to follow office procedures and practices
  • Ability to organize and maintain filing systems
  • Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous and effective manner
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to prioritize individual workload
  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to frequently use telephone, computer, copier and small hand tools, i.e.; stapler, scissors, etc.
  • Ability to work with occasional loud noises
  • Ability to locate information that is listed alphabetically & numerically
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to review data for accuracy & completeness
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statues or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27.

 

JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • 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 threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
  • This position will abide by all state and federal laws, rules, and DOH policies and procedures.
  • Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have a reliable motor vehicle to carry out these duties.
  • Selected immunizations or titers and/or periodic screening for tuberculosis may be recommended for this position.

 

Working hours: (A) Varies daily between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. based on agency needs. (B) Total hours in workweek 40.     (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) Incumbent may be required to work additional hours if needed.

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:

Headquarters will be 3920 Michigan Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33916.

However, incumbent will be required to work in various locations in Lee County, as well as to provide coverage at various testing sites throughout the county.

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory

Workers’ Compensation – mandatory

Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory

Deferred Compensation – voluntary

Employee Assistance Program – voluntary

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

Any form of paid leave

Paid holidays

Participation in the Florida Retirement System

Reinstatement rights or retention rights

 

APPLICABLE LAWS/RULES:

Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes

Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code

 

Please be advised:

 This is a temporary OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment.  OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.

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. 

 

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. 

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT?
 
Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks.  OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer.
 
This is an OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment.  OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
 
WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
•State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan- Mandatory
•Workers’ Compensation- Mandatory
•Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation)- Mandatory
•Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
•Deferred Compensation- Voluntary
•Employee Assistance Program- Voluntary
 
WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
•Any form of paid leave
•Paid holidays
•Participation in the Florida Retirement System
•Reinstatement rights or retention rights.
 
APPLICABLE LAWS/RULES:
Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes
Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code
 
We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

 

 

If there are any problems applying online, please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287.

Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET. TTY users, call (866) 221-0268.

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. 

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral