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Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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Requisition No: 275543 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64026888 

Salary:  $17.24/hour 

Posting Closing Date: 10/26/2021 



This is a part-time (36 hours per week, school year only) position. Must have a current Florida LPN license. Must have current CPR First Aid certification. Pediatric experience or emergency room experience preferred.




This Senior LPN Community Health Float Nurse position will provide school clinic assistance and/or relief as assigned by Supervisor. The Nurse in this position will have a home base of Gainesville High School in addition rotating through Kanapaha Middle School, Ft. Clarke Middle School, Buchholz High School and Howard Bishop Middle School on a regular basis. In addition, this Float Nurse position may provide school clinic assistance and/or relief to any of the School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) schools which would require travel from the assigned home base and rotating schools. This float nurse position is directly supervised by the Alachua County Health Department (ACHD) School Health Coordinator RN Supervisor in coordination with the Health Services Supervisor and Principal.  This position will provide professional nursing services by coordinating and providing clinical services/activities in the school clinic(s) and Charter Schools. This nursing position functions under approved SBAC and ACHD policies, protocols, and procedures


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.


Establishes 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 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 evaluation, planning, intervention, 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 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.


Assist school personnel with completion of incident/accident reports. 


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. 


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


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) per SBAC policy and procedure for students with both acute and chronic health problems as needed. 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 LPN 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. 


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.


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. Works with principal, support staff, teachers, and parents to improve health services. Assist school personnel with completion of incident/accident reports. 


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. 


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.


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. 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.


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


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)


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.


**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.



Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

•        State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

•        9 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: Gainesville