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Date: Sep 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 221401 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64053962 

Salary:  $21,602.36 

Posting Closing Date: 09/21/2020 

Open Competitive Opportunity 

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  This language simply takes the place of previous language used that referenced the “State of Florida” application**


Duties and Responsibilities:


This a part-time position - 20 hours weekly


This is a Senior Community Health Nurse position assigned to the Lantana/LW Health Center. Primary responsibilities will be in the Maternity/Family Planning/Sexual Health & GYN department; Incumbent will be cross trained to work in all clinics as needed. Work will be performed under the supervision of a Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor. Incumbent is expected to communicate (by phone or in person) in a courteous and professional manner at all times while supporting the unit, department and/ or organization. Incumbent will adhere to established safety procedures according Florida Department of Health (FDOH) -Palm Beach County (PBC) rules regulations, policies, procedures and practices in the work area.


This position is a designated sensitive position and is required to maintain confidential information in accordance with Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Palm Beach County (PBC) Information Security Policy, Protocols and Procedures. Confidential Data Sets:  Clinical Information, Surveillance Tools Reporting System (STARS), Epidemiology, Change Healthcare, Florida Shots, WIC, Employee Health Records. This position may review, update and release information from the Health Management System (HMS) and the Florida Shots Immunization System.


Responsible to perform assessments, care and/or treatments primarily in the Maternity/Family Planning/Sexual Health & GYN Clinics. Assist as needed with adult Immunizations. Advises patients and families on proper health care, interprets medication directions and factors related to patients’ condition for maintenance of good health status. Provide nursing care as well as education to the patients. Participates as a team member in obtaining and recording patient’s health, social histories and assessing patient needs.


Assist Providers as needed for the total care of all patients. Assist with discharge plans for clinic patients, receive and review lab, recording correct results in patient medical record. Performs immunization assessment and gives vaccines as needed. Performs patient home visits. Provide triage by phone and for walk-in patients without appointments. Schedules referral appointments, and return follow up appointments for patients. Assist in orientating new nurses and works as a preceptor for new nurses in the Maternity/Family Planning/STD & GYN department as directed by supervisor.


Reviews lab consultation reports and make appropriate disposition. Maintain a spread sheet for needed reports on abnormal PAP reports, and Immunization results. Assist with data collection and documentation as required.


Participates in scheduled team meetings for discussion and management of patient care. Participates in planned in-service education sessions and Quality Assurance program.


Perform other related duties as assigned.


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

  • Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to administer medications.
  • Ability to provide preventive health care and treatment to groups.
  • Ability to assist in planning and conducting a variety of training activities.
  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to teach health care.


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

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.


Other job-related requirements for this position:

Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in Special Needs or General Population shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.  Valid Driver’s license. Travel may be required.


Working hours:  Total hours in workweek 20



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. 


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 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. 


We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.


In the event of an emergency, you will be required to perform emergency operations functions, work during and/or beyond your normal work hours or days.


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 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 Departments 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.  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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami