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NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67013336

Date:  Feb 23, 2023
Location: 

GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609


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Requisition No: 793292 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67013336

Position Number: 67013336 

Salary:  $2, 455.28 - $2,696.67 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2023 

 

Nurse Program Specialist – Infectious Control

Shift Schedule

 

  8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 

Off days will be Saturday and Sunday

 

ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.

 

 

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: 

 

  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances available at state rates
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition waiver for state college/university courses
  • Training opportunities

Join TACACHALE and be part of the team that MAKES A DIFFERENCE – NOT JUST A LIVING, impacting the lives of developmentally disabled adults!

 

For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com


Responsibilities:

The incumbent assigned to this position acts as the Infection Control Nurse, responsible for the infection prevention and control program, which is to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections consistent with applicable Florida Statutes, federal law and regulations, and agency policies and procedures.  Scope of work and major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

 

Maintains an electronic data collection system of all common illnesses and communicable diseases which will include evaluation, investigation, treatment, education, and reporting of endemic levels. Provides monthly data reports. Evaluates infection control program efficiency and effectiveness with the Tacachale Executive Council and Safety Committee. Chairs Quarterly Infection Control meeting, Emergency Infection Control Meetings (as needed) and other committees as assigned. Performs monthly environmental inspections to identify infection control issues, communicate findings to the Quality Services Division Director. Ensures personal protective equipment is present, functional, and available for all areas. Review’s lab results for routine and acute illnesses. Notifies Administration, local, state, and federal authorities about reportable diseases as required and serves as the liaison to the hospital and the Department of Health.

 

Participates in the development of standards/protocols/procedures as the subject matter expert related to infection control to include but not limited to compliance with OSHA regulations, Center for Disease Control recommendations, Communicable Disease Control Program, Staff Health, and Bloodborne Pathogens.

 

Provides leadership in the development of educational programs related to infection control and health related topics not limited to AIDS/HIV, COVID-19, and OSHA. Notifies staff of availability of vaccines and the respective administration schedules. Provides training to staff on the risk, prevention, and control of infection as it relates to AIDS/HIV, COVID 19, and other infectious diseases as needed.

 

Serves on various committees, participates in AHCA surveys.  Attends required training and continuing education to maintain and improve professional requirements.

 

 

 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of signs and symptoms, susceptibility, incubation periods, reservoirs, and periods of communicability of infection.

Knowledge of the theories and concepts of preventive health care.

Knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and techniques in specialized areas.

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Knowledge of the principles of educational learning.

Skill in the application of nursing theory in specialized areas.

Ability to interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to coordinate and evaluate a specialized or educational nursing program.

Ability to utilize various computer software.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing or a related field and one year of experience with infection control. OR

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, nursing education, public health, or a related field may substitute for one year of the nursing experience. OR

Professional nursing experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

This position may be required to perform essential services before, during, and after an emergency per APD OP 2-0035.    

This position is critical to the safety and supervision of residents and may require the incumbent to work beyond their normal work schedule to maintain minimum coverage levels in the facility.

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

 

This position may be required to perform essential services before, during, and after an emergency per APD OP 2-0035.

 

This position is critical to the safety and supervision of residents and may require the incumbent to work beyond their normal work schedule to maintain minimum coverage levels in the facility.

 

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

Direct Deposit Program: As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.

Background Screening Requirement:  It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that candidates being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, and if applicable Chapter 408, F.S.

Background screening shall include, but not be limited to: Fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal and juvenile records through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal records check through local law enforcement agencies.  Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.

Special Requirements:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

EEO Statement:  THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTIVE EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT TOLERATE DISCRIMINATION OR VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE.

Reasonable Accommodation:  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 (1-877-562-7287).  NOTIFICATION TO THE HIRING AUTHORITY MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO PROVIDE THE ACCOMMODATION.

Drug Free Workplace:  THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS 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.

E-Verify:  WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S.  WE PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY).  E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEE’S ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE U.S. AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).

ALL CANDIDATES SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE PROFILE PROCESS.  IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CALL THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-562-7287. 

 

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville