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SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SUPV - 64029392 1 1

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: HAINES CITY, FL, US, 33844

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Requisition No: 375745 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SUPV - 64029392 1 1

Position Number: 64029392 

Salary:  $52,312- $56,160 

Posting Closing Date: 06/23/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have 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!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Polk County in its mission to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its vision to be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.  

 

This individual will be responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate. This person is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring strategies to decrease HIV infection in Polk County and working closely w/ PrEP navigator and implementing PrEP and PEP in Hanes city.

 

SUMMARY:  This is a highly responsible public health nursing position working in a clinic setting requiring strong administrative as well as nursing skills.  The incumbent serves primarily as a clinic services coordinator monitoring, coordinating, and supervising clinical staff services and personnel, while adhering to established Health Department and local policies and procedures. Supervises clinical staff providing nursing services to clients, including client assessment and evaluation, proper documentation, health education and counseling and referrals to other providers with follow-up as required.  Coordinates all clinical services and nursing activities (possibly including Adult, OB/GYN, Family Planning, Laboratory, Immunizations, STD, TB, Insulin, and Epilepsy programs).  In addition, serves as charge and triage nurse as needed. 

  • Directly supervises employees working in the following clinics; AH/ OB/ FP/ STD/ Immunization and Lab
  • Plans workloads, workflows, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization with employees.  Serves as consultant for coordination of clinical referral to other health care agencies and nutritionist as needed.
  • Trains, teaches and orients existing and/or new staff to various clinical program.  Participates in the hiring process for staff when needed. 
  • Develop and maintain clinical protocols.
  • Responsible for evaluation and all personnel related activities as appropriate.
  • Assist in all CQI programs by actively developing, promoting, evaluating, and supervising the CQI process. 
  • Participate in fiscal meetings and managing appropriate expenditure of all funding sources.
  • Works in tandem with other HIV program members to ensure quality holistic care.

Clinical duties:

  • Assist in Patient Care referral efforts for the various clinical programs
  • Assists in clinic access and reduce barriers to loss of care to HIV positive patients.
  • Work closely with the HIV/AIDS clinics as needed, providing “hands on” service to patients.
  • Works closely with all the providers and assists with clinical support for staff shortage to cover clinics and helps with referrals and various case management options.

Other related duties:

  • Serves in the Polk CHD clinical and community health nursing activities as determined by supervisor.  Participates in community HIV/AIDS related events.
  • Encourages and teaches the clinical teams to adapt new Protocols and use it as per policy.
  • Works with PFS pharmaceutical system to make sure the inventory is kept up to date and notifies any discrepancies to the supervisor.
  • Maintains communication with the clinics and the supervisor at all times regarding changes, new expectations and workflow in the clinic.
  • Responsible for all administrative duties related to clinical personnel under the incumbent’s control.  These duties include, but are not limited to, completing and submitting performance appraisals, documenting performance and formulating performance improvement plans when required, providing chart audit reports to supervisors and counseling employees on career progression.  Responsible for hiring and personnel actions related to positions under direct control.
  • Manages the orientation and training programs for new clinical personnel, and enhanced training or re-training for all personnel.  Meets at least monthly with team members to offer training and/or assistance on an individual basis, developing individualized training as required; establishes a cross-training program to ensure proper backup support and schedules him/herself to work all positions half a day a month to maintain proficiency and increase morale.  Shares knowledge and establishes best practices; assures dissemination of critical information concerning rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Performs in-house clinical quality assurance following departmental policies and procedures established department wide.
  • Establishes and monitors a system to ensure the clinics are ready for provider work.  This includes personnel assigned to work with providers, rooms, ready, and a logistics system to identify and order supplies on a timely basis.
  • Ensures that all staff provides the confidentiality and security of client information, reporting immediately to the Assistant Director of Nursing of any potential breach of confidentiality. 
  • Department/Professional Activities
  • Represent agency on community coalitions as needed.
  • Attend departmental meetings as required or recommended such as Supervisor’s or Qualification Improvement meetings
  • Make presentations upon request
  • Respond to injuries from clients, community members, or agencies
  • Serves as back up Building Manager for designated site, carrying out the duties and responsibilities contained in the Department’s Building Manager manual.
  • Other support functions as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required, including but not limited to travel, attending meeting and training sessions, representing the administrator, and other duties as assigned.

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

  • Knowledge of public health.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation principles and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • 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 community resources and organizations. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of adult learning. 
  • Knowledge of agency policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of nutrition and pharmacology
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of sociology and psychology
  • Skill in the use of nursing equipment and instruments.
  • Skills in use of computers
  • Ability to manage a health care operation.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to be flexible with set schedule and able to plan the day according to the need of the clinics
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to teach and demonstrate preventative health care and nursing principles and techniques.
  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical and socio-economic problems.
  • Ability to assess and prioritize service and personnel needs in a specialized area.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to coordinate and evaluate a specialized or educational nursing program.
  • Ability to include new Policies and protocols in clinical areas as needed
  • Ability to work with Vendors/ PrEP navigator to bring new programs to DOH in accordance with the DOH policy.

Licensure/registration/certification requirement (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

  • Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27. 
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

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

***Note: Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties.

 

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

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 

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, visit http://www.sss.gov.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

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 on 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.

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. 

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. 


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