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Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: MONTICELLO, FL, US, 32344

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Requisition No: 439062 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64005037 1

Position Number: 64005037 

Salary:  $47,000 - $52,000 depending on experience 

Posting Closing Date: 10/24/2021 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

Clinic Activity Supervision:  Responsible for the supervision of daily clinical activities of staff in the health department including planning and directing work and assures standardization of medical record documentation through ongoing QA activities.  Responsible for  the CHD clinics including General Clinic, Primary Care Clinic, OB Clinic, family planning clinic, immunizations, walk-in and triage, as well as programmatic activities ensuring that each program meets all state requirements.   Renders skilled nursing assessment to uncover health problems through observation, interviews and record analysis.  Administers preventive immunizations and treatments under medical direction, following written protocols and procedures of the CHD.  Assists physician/ARNP with examinations and treatments.  Obtains laboratory specimens and performs diagnostic tests following written guidelines and procedures.

Desk/Triage:  Provide assistance with patient referrals through other agencies and clinics, assist provider with patient follow-up as indicated ensuring complete and accurate documentation on all patients.  Scan patient records into HMS.  Answer and Triage incoming phone calls promptly redirecting calls as needed.

The Community Health Nurse in this position provides for all segments of the School Health program. Responsible for the direct oversight of staff including planning and directing their work. The primary work site will be at Jefferson Somerset Charter School. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides direct oversight of Licensed Practical Nurses and Health Support Technicians,
  • Provides technical assistance and training to all staff
  • Promotes health activities for students and staff
  • Participates in faculty, parent/teacher organizations when needed
  • Plans for health class presentations and/or supervision of staff presentations
  • Monitors school clinic logs for accuracy on a weekly basis
  • Plans and assists in mandated health screenings and refers students in need of further medical evaluation
  • Provides Individualized healthcare plans and emergency care plans for students with diagnoses requiring care.
  • Supervises distribution of prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Identifies students at risk for pregnancy, STDs, drug/alcohol abuse and/or suicide and refers students in need of treatment
  • Incumbent will participate in Quality Improvement Activities as directed.
  • Ensures student records are complete and include up to date immunization records and school health physicals.
  • Prepares annual School Health Report and bi-annual School Health Plan
  • Meets with School Health Staff on a frequent basis to ensure adherence to guidelines
  • Monitors high risk students for compliance and follow-up through medical referral
  • Develops and oversees budgets, including monitoring program spending and adjusting budgets.
  • This position is responsible for the preparation of purchasing and the approval of purchasing.
  • Serves as overall chairperson of the School Health Advisory Council ensuring at least bi-annual meetings
  • Participates in grant writing opportunities as needed
  • Promotes the School Health Program throughout the community
  • Performs other duties as assigned
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of software to enhance the productivity of the CHD Programs
  • Organization skills,
  • Communication skills with nursing staff, patients, families.
  • Abilities to work directly with patients, families, medical staff. Vaccinating adults and pediatric patients.

  • Florida RN License.
  • CPR/ Basic First Aid Certification
  • Minimum Computer skills
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Infection control experience, pediatric nursing, COVID response experience. HMS/FL Shots/Merlin experience.
    Where You Will Work:
    Jefferson County
    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.
    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!
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    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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.
    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.
    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.  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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