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Register Nurse - Multiple Position

Date:  Nov 17, 2022
Location: 

GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641


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Requisition No: 743502 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: Register Nurse - Multiple Position

Position Number: 64084949 

Salary:  $31,200 - $55,702.40 

Posting Closing Date: 12/29/2023 

Job posting - Open Competitive

Multiple Positions under the Registered Nurses Occupation Profile

Full and Part Time (flexible scheduling) New Grads Welcome

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is work in assessing patient health problems and needs, developing and implementing nursing care plans, and maintaining medical records. This employee administers nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. The incumbent may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.  This work may also include inspecting facilities and/or evaluating or providing consultation on health care programs, services, or policies.

This includes; Senior Community Health Nurse, Community Health Nurse, Registered Nurse Specialist, Nursing Program Specialist, Full and Part Time, who may be supervised by the Alachua County Health Department (ACHD) Community Health Nursing Director, Registered Nurse Consultant, Community Health Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Program Specialist, or School Health Coordinator RN Supervisor in coordination with the Health Services Supervisor and Principal of the school assigned.

Some positions in this occupation may be responsible for coordinating work and supervising employees.

Below are not specific or all-inclusive job responsibilities and may vary based on the position filled: Nurse shall be responsible and accountable for making decisions that are based upon the individual’s educational preparation, scope of practice and experience in nursing.

Community Health Clinic:

Nursing:

The Community Health Clinic Nurse will:

  1. Apply nursing principles and techniques in the care and treatment of clients
  2. Administer prescribed medications ensuring the Rights of Medication Administration
  3. Log out all medications administered
  4. Utilize nursing protocols in the care of clients
  5. Provide client and family education and make appropriate referrals as indicated
  6. Evaluate Immunization status and administer immunizations per protocol using correct techniques as outlined in procedure manual
  7. Accurately document all services provided
  8. Works in Special Needs Shelters and in emergencies and/or natural disasters to provide direct patient care or support.

 

Quality Improvement and Assurance:

The Community Health Clinic Nurse will:

  1. Assist with chart reviews and other QI activities to improve clinic functions and to meet the ACHD mission statement and goals.
  2. Attend professional meetings to maintain and update nursing skills
  3. Will attend staff meetings or be required to read the minutes to maintain working knowledge of changes in the organization
  4. Will assist with the orientation of new employees and students

 

Team Building:

The Community Health Clinic Nurse will:

  1. Assist with orientation of new employees and students
  2. Function as a team member by utilizing effective communication skills, assisting practitioners, and demonstrating leadership skills to support staff.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

School Health Clinic:

Supervises school clinic establishing safe clinic procedures ensuring compliance with policies, protocols, and other instructions provided by coordinator of health services or contained in department manuals.

Performs basic health assessment/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). Provides nursing assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, management and referral activities for students with acute/chronic health problems including initiating emergency procedures as indicated in emergent situations. In addition, provides health education supporting the promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness.

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 assessment/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.

Assumes responsibility for appropriate identification of developmental disparities, high risk health patterns, behaviors and/or concerns providing nursing care including proper referrals and resources for students and families. Nurse will contact and collaborate with supervising RN as needed for patient care.

Is knowledgeable of public health nursing as it applies to the public-school system, and also the state rules and regulations relating to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and makes prompt appropriate referrals. 

Provides consultation and training with school health staff, school employees, and other agencies regarding student's needs as appropriate. Also attends IEP's, 504, student services meetings as required, giving appropriate input on health needs of students.

Monitors student health records, conditions, physicals and immunizations to assure that all students have met and are maintaining state and local school health requirements.  Performs chart reviews for chronic illnesses, health conditions and other health-related documentation. 

Ensures school staff are notified promptly and students are flagged in computer-based program appropriately.

Develop, document, and implement Emergency Care Plans (ECPs) and Individualized Health Care Plans (IHPs) per SBAC policy and procedure for students with both acute and chronic health problems as needed.

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. 

Provides health education i.e. pregnancy prevention, drug prevention, chronic disease prevention, health teaching as outlined per protocol and DOH school plan including blood borne pathogen to staff.  Identify and report any communicable disease or other conditions affecting school population to supervisor and appropriate agencies.

Serve as a health liaison between home and school. Counsel students and parents concerning health conditions/problems as needed. Assist parent/guardians on how to acquire health insurance, free or low cost care to assist in health care needs and referrals. 

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

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:

Required to complete ICS 100 and NIMS 700 within 3 months of initial employment and provide documentation of successful completion. Required to attend any additional ICS or NIMS training as assigned.

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.

In the event the Nurse elects to be reimbursed for travel, they will be responsible for initiating and entering all information into the SMTS system accurately and on time.

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.

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/or agency in a positive and professional manner.

Direct the work of the school health technician, medical technician, or LPN assigned to clinic.

Attend all staff meetings and workshops as appropriate.

Demonstrates effective skills of listening, speaking, and writing. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with team members, school personnel, parents, students, supervisors, and outside agencies. Works with principal, support staff, teachers, parents, and/or clinical team and support personnel to improve health services. Assists with and/or completes  incident/accident reports as appropriate.

Physical Requirements: May require lifting up to 50 pounds. May require the transfer/assistance of a client/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 work area for responding to emergencies and providing services. 75% - 100% hearing and eyesight required.

 

Location varies depending on position filled, additional community health clinics, or possible travel to Public Schools in the Alachua County School System. Travel maybe required

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of problem-solving techniques

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

Knowledge of the theories and concepts of preventive health care

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

Knowledge of community resources

Knowledge of medical and/or public health field

Knowledge in use of medical equipment (glucometer, blood pressure monitoring devices, thermometer, scale, etc.)

Knowledge of multiple computer systems such as HMS, Florida Shots, Word, EXCEL, Outlook, SBAC Web-based Program etc.

Skilled in the application of nursing theory in specialized areas

Skilled in nursing assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation

Ability to type 30 or better words a minute and interpret on a personal computer

Ability to follow instructions and take direction from management

Ability to comply with boundaries. 

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize workload, and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to work independently and with a team

Ability to work with participants having a variety of physical problems and/or health concerns.

Ability to organize and maintain filing systems

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, verbally, (on the phone and in person) and in writing

Ability to work under very busy circumstances at times and be able to multi-task

Ability to be responsible for accuracy, timeliness, and thoroughness of own work and to perform such work in accordance with procedural and policy guidelines.

Ability to document thoroughly

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others

Ability to give vaccinations and administer medications

Ability to draw blood and collect other specimens as required

Ability to learn and use computer software applications

 

Qualifications:

Minimum - This occupation requires licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes and in accordance with Rule 64B9, Florida Administrative Code, American Heart First Aid and CPR certification, and valid driver’s license.

Preferred - Experience working in fast paced, environment serving all ages and populations.

 

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:

I 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:

Florida Department of Health in Alachua County

224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641 

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

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:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
  • (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

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: 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.

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.

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. 


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