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Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: LECANTO, FL, US, 34461

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Requisition No: 442662 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS REGISTERED NURSE - 64853415

Position Number: 64853415 

Salary:  $25.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/30/2021 


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

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month and year) identifying company name or if unemployed.  Incomplete applications/resumes will not be considered. 

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


This is an OPS (temporary) Registered Nurse position with the Department of Health (DOH) in Citrus County working in the Epidemiology program for the COVID-19 Initiative.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Licensed in the State of Florida as a Registered Nurse.
  • Completes and submits time sheets, EARS, and travel accurately and per established division and agency guidelines.
  • Subject to emergency duty in the event of a natural disaster
  • Completion of all mandatory or assigned trainings within the required time frame
  • Expected to promote Florida Department of Health in Citrus 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.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license.
  • Conducts interviews to collect contact information to assist in needed testing or education regarding COVID-19.
  • Contact tracing to obtain symptom information
  • Data entry into Merlin system
  • Reports any unusual symptoms observed in clients to practitioner or supervisor.
  • Participation in outreach activities and events including but not limited to: Mass PODs, prisons, homeless shelters, food banks/distribution, drug treatment centers
  • Nursing assessments and interviews
  • Education and counselling to individuals and groups
  • Face to face and phone triage
  • Respond to patient questions and concerns in person and via phone
  • Review case investigations for completeness.
  • Refer cases to TIMs/Call List
  • Administer vaccine to adults and pediatric patients.
  • Work varied hours including weekends according to agency needs
  • Other duties as directed including but not limited to: preparing reports, scheduling appointments, entering time in People First and EARs, and complete required trainings
  • Responsible for securing the designated information set for protecting confidentiality, data integrity, and appropriate access, for all information, both confidential and public record, which is stored in hard copy or electronic formats.
  • Recommends improved work procedures for efficient use of time.
  • Provides information to the public regarding classes, workshops and other programs offered by the Citrus County Health Department.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service programs.
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete work assignments. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, health agencies, physicians, individuals, and the public.
  • Good interviewing skills
  • Knowledge of scientific methods and principles.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and statistics.
  • Ability to speak in a non-threatening (non-regulatory) tone to strangers via telephone
  • Awareness of various cultures and sensitivities
  • Ability to ask probing questions
  • Ability to research, investigate, and report cases of communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret epidemiological and statistical data pertaining to the control of communicable diseases.
  • Ability to explain COVID-19, principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, high-risk interactions, symptoms of the disease, and prevention and control interventions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality (protected health information)
  • Good computer skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows-based business software applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Merlin, FL Shots.
  • Ability to learn new computer programs
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely orally and in writing.

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.
  • A valid driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to include after normal working hours and on weekends.

    Bilingual in either English/Spanish or English/Creole.
    Bachelor’s degree
    Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

    To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
    To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
    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:
    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:
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan contribution
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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • And more!
    For a more complete list of benefits, visit
    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: 

    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
    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.

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