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Senior Community Health Nurse - 64006664 1

Date: Oct 15, 2020

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Requisition No: 252022 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: Senior Community Health Nurse - 64006664 1

Position Number: 64006664 

Salary:  $ 30,622.02 - $43,336.28 

Posting Closing Date: 10/25/2020 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Lee County 

If you're looking to build a great career in public health - you've 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  


The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all  people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts 





This Senior Community Health Nurse position is under the supervision of the Nursing Program Specialist with the Florida Department of Health in Lee County. The incumbent provides public health nursing services for clients in FDOH -Lee clinics. The incumbent must maintain a current working knowledge of the Department of Health’s immunization program 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 policy. Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing health information. Responsible to maintain confidentiality, security, privacy and integrity of protected health information. Refers and utilizes DOH 50-10. Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties. This position has access to the following information sets: Medical Records, Laboratory Reports, Immunizations, FLSHOTS, and the electronic health records system. Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.



 Promotes and maintains health of individuals, families, and the community through appropriate preventative and rehabilitative measures. Provides comprehensive nursing in all FDOH Lee clinics and community settings as warranted. These services include administration of immunizations based on patient’s immunization status, current immunization guidelines, vaccination schedules, and statutory requirements, reproductive health services, counseling/testing, health screening, health education, referrals and follow-up of the referrals, timely and thorough documentation, and collection of laboratory specimens.




 Maintains comprehensive quality records in FLSHOTS and the electronic health records system, collects and reports pertinent data to advanced practice registered nurses and physicians; provides appropriate case follow-up; participates in case conferences; confers with other professionals; formulates and evaluates care plans, assists in record reviews; recognizes and understands the changes in the community and nursing practice which affects community health unit programs/plans; serves as staff advisor to student affiliates and new staff nurses.


Verifies and certifies immunization clinical records, including but not limited to the 680 form, as appropriate.


Monitors climate-controlled vaccine storage units daily, monitors vaccine physical inventory and supply inventories, assists in managing vaccine and supply inventories by accepting, recording and stocking supply inventory and vaccine inventory in climate-controlled vaccine storage units upon receipt. Provides a daily log to the program manager of vaccines administered.  


Assists with health fairs, community organizations, and specific public health events as requested. Prepares reports or other required data within specified time frames. Attends pertinent conferences as requested or permitted.


Performs other miscellaneous related duties as required. Prepares biweekly leave/attendance records and daily employee activity records (EARs).


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:     

  • Knowledge of principles, practices & procedures of nursing
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of immunization schedules and protocols
  • Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation & grammar usage
  • Knowledge of standard business formats & styles for letters & business forms
  • Skill in operating a personal computer
  • Ability to administer vaccination.
  • Ability to work with patients.
  • Ability to observe patients’ symptoms and reaction to treatment
  • Ability to operate general office equipment
  • Ability to follow office procedures & practices
  • Ability to organize & maintain filing systems
  • Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous & effective manner
  • Ability to plan, organize & coordinate work assignments & communicate effectively verbally & in writing
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationship with others
  • Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, policies & procedures
  • Ability to prioritize individual workload
  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds as needed
  • 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

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a U.S. accredited college or university is required.
    Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):
  • Licensure as Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210 8.27.
    Other 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 or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
  • Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have a motor vehicle to carry out these duties.
  • Selected immunizations or titers and/or periodic screening for tuberculosis may be recommended for this position.
  • Must be willing to undergo FIT Testing.
  • Required to maintain a current Basic Life Support CPR with AED (BLS) certification.
  • This position is authorized to transport confidential information outside of established DOH-Lee facilities and must comply with parameters defined in DOHP 50-10.
    Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (B) Total hours in workweek 40 + 40  Incumbent may be required to work additional hours if needed.
    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 (DOH) 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.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).  
  • ** Note: 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 
  • 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 
  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days. 
  • Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
  • Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position. Responses such as “see resume” or “see application” and incomplete applications are subject to disqualification.  
    Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
    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. 
    Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits: 
  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required 
  • Nine Annual paid holidays 
  • 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 
  • Life insurance 
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc. 
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available 
  • Tuition waiver available  
    Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!  
    Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO 
    Single coverage is $50, Family coverage is $180 
    Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:  
    Single coverage is $15, Family coverage is $64.30 

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. 

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