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SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64031042

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: LARGO, FL, US, 33770

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Requisition No: 486921 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64031042

Position Number: 64031042 

Salary:  $1,673.56 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 12/06/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas 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.

 

Senior Community Health Nurse

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The Senior Community Health Nurse is responsible for assisting the provider with treatment of chronic/acute issues, immunizations, providing health education and counseling, and outreach services while also acting independently to address student’s health needs.  These functions are performed under general supervision, necessitating the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment.
 

Prevention, intervention, and emergency school-based health services are provided to adolescents attending five of Pinellas County’s High Schools: Northeast, Gibbs, Boca Ciega, Largo and Pinellas Park High School. The purpose of the school-based health services is to improve the health and well-being of adolescents by providing preventative health screening and guidance in adolescent development and health risk behaviors, and early intervention and prevention services. Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of health and mental health professionals and paraprofessionals which include a pediatrician, advanced registered nurse practitioners, health support technicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurse, mental health therapists and clerical support. The school-based health centers serve as a training resource for pediatric residents, medical and nursing students and nurse practitioner students. School based health services staff deliver effective, efficient and quality healthcare on site and provide the infrastructure necessary for treating overweight, obesity, and other chronic diseases; provide care for acute illnesses; work towards alleviating co-morbidities among at-risk high school students; deliver culturally competent primary preventive, and emergency health care; and improve the overall health status in a substantially uninsured and medically underserved population through shared school-based and community resources. 

 

Although the services will target students with health problems and histories of risky behaviors, all students enrolled (services are only extended to the community during the summer for K-12 students that are attending Pinellas County Schools, in the school year only children that attend the school can use the clinic services) in the designated schools will be eligible to receive health services, regardless of age, income level of the family, gender, or the geographical area the student resides. All students are eligible to receive basic school health services, and comprehensive services will be provided to students with parent/guardian consent.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices, and technique. 
  • Ability to work with clients and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to administer medications
  • Ability to plan and evaluate services provided.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to teach and demonstrate preventative health care and basic health care.
  • Knowledge of community resources.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum-

  • At least two years of experience working as a Registered Nurse
  • Previous experience working in an adolescent or pediatric clinic
  • Experience working in a school clinic
  • Previous experience with Florida Shots
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse, as required in Chapter 464, Florida Statutes
  • Basic Life Support Certification

 

Preferred -

  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish highly desired.

 

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:

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:

Largo High School

410 Missouri Ave N

Largo, FL 

 

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

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, 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. 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: 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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