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Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 396763 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64901463 

Salary:  $20.00/hour 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2021 



Must have a current CNA License.  Must be CPR certified. Must have a valid driver's licnese.




This OPS Health Tech position is time limited within the school year; July 1, 2021 thru May 27, 2022 that will staff the covid isolation room, provide contact tracing and assist with testing, school clinic assistance and/or clinic relief if staff nurse is unavailable as assigned by Supervisor. The Tech in this position will provide relief to any of the School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) schools. This float tech OPS position is directly supervised by the Alachua County Health Department (ACHD) School Health Coordinator RN Supervisor in coordination with the Health Services Supervisor, School Nurse on campus and Principal.  This position will provide support services by coordinating and providing clinical services/activities in the isolation room and school clinic(s). This tech position functions under approved SBAC and ACHD policies, protocols, and procedures. Job could be extended thru June 2022 based on department need.




Health Tech shall be responsible and accountable for making decisions that are based upon the individual’s educational preparation, scope of practice and experience in health care. In addition to, providing covid duties and interventions as stated above, but not limited to.


Establishes safe clinic procedures ensuring compliance with policies, protocols, and other instructions provided by coordinator of health services or contained in department manuals. This position that will staff the isolation room, provide contact tracing, school clinic assistance and/or relief as assigned by Supervisor.


Performs basic health evaluation of students who present on campus with health care needs including administration of medication(s)/treatment(s) and monitoring any adverse reactions within state law and board policies. Reports medical errors as appropriate. Uses current approved intervention/protocol(s) to provide care based on policies, protocols, procedures and practitioner (physician) order(s). Health Tech will contact and collaborate with supervising RN or LPN as needed for patient care.


Documents all services provided to students in appropriate district provided format using acceptable nursing terminology on the appropriate School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) form(s) and/or computer program.


Performs basic health evaluation and medical assistance to staff and visitors who present on campus with health care needs including initiating emergency procedures as indicated in emergent situations.


Prepares and maintains the school clinic area for use assuring safety, orderliness and cleanliness. Monitors and budgets clinic supplies and maintains medical equipment. 


Assist school personnel with completion of incident/accident reports. 


Is knowledgeable of the state rules and regulations relating to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and makes prompt appropriate referrals. 


Is responsible for notifying supervising RN of students who may need Individualized Health Care Plans (IHPs) and provide input in individualizing the IHPs written by the Registered Nurse on students with both acute and chronic health problems as needed with the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The Health Tech is to communicate any change of the status of a student to the RN in a timely manner.


Is responsible for the collection and maintenance of statistical data appropriate to support the objectives set forth in the School Health Plan and the completion of the School Health Report.

Supports, coordinates and facilitates health screenings of students per state mandated grades and/or guidance referral. Documents and refers failures with timely follow-up. 


Ability to demonstrate effective skills of listening, speaking, and writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, school personnel, parents, students and outside agencies.


Licensure/registration/certification requirements (if applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): Valid Nursing License and American Heart First Aid and CPR certification.


Coordinate, perform, document and report results required for special clinics, i.e. FluMist/Shot program and Rapid Flu Tests.


Works in SpNS and in emergencies and/or natural disasters to provide direct patient care or support.  Performs related work as required. Other job-related requirements for this position: Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency operation functions of the incumbent include but are not limited to special needs shelters, Red Cross Shelters, or other emergency functions.


Other job duties as requested and within individual’s educational preparation, training, scope of practice and experience in health care.


Responsible for securing the designated information sets for the purposes of protecting confidentiality, data integrity, and appropriate access, for all information, both confidential and public record, which is stored in hard copy or electronic format. Position requires ability to type 30 or better words a minute and interpret on a personal computer. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for this position: Knowledge of multiple computer systems such as HMS, Florida Shots, Word, EXCEL, Outlook, SBAC Web-based Program etc.


Demonstrates initiative in performance of assigned responsibilities, potential problems or opportunities for improvement. Exhibits interpersonal skills to work as an effective team member. Follows attendance, punctuality and proper dress rules. Maintains expertise in assigned area and manages time efficiently. Models and maintains high ethical standards. Participates successfully in the training programs offered to increase skills and proficiency related to assignment. Represents the district and agency in a positive and professional manner. Must display exceptional customer service, communicate effectively, and demonstrate a willingness to assist others.


Attend all staff meetings and workshops as appropriate.


Physical Requirements: May require lifting up to 50 pounds. May require the transfer/assistance of a student in a wheelchair to attend to personal needs etc.  Use of proper body mechanics are required and expected. Mobility expected to be able to transverse large school campus for emergencies and services on campus other than school’s clinic. 75% - 100% hearing and eyesight required.


Terms of Employment:  180 day work year (10 months) time limited.


Disclaimer: The statements made herein are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan. Paid time off is not available for OPS positions.


All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.


**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 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. 


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.




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.



•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



•Any form of paid leave

•Paid holidays

•Participation in the Florida Retirement System

•Reinstatement rights or retention rights.

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: Gainesville