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Date:  Jan 28, 2023

NAPLES, FL, US, 31112

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Requisition No: 767342 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64049968 

Salary:  $58,000-$62,000 Annual 

Posting Closing Date: 02/01/2023 

Open Competitive Opportunity

Position has been readvertised. Previous applicants are still being considered and need not reapply.


Title: Community Health Nursing Consultant

Location: Naples

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community.  Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area.  Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes.  Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This position functions as a working supervisor in the Pediatric Immunization Clinic and School Health Program. This position is responsible for the day-to-day activities of both programs.  The primary duties of this position over the Pediatric Immunization Clinic include responsible for efficient and effective daily vaccine administration, education, and counselling in accordance with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices). This includes vaccines administration and accountability for all VFC (Vaccines for Children) vaccines.  The primary duties of this position over the school health program include planning and directing school health services, maintaining communication and a direct working relationship with the Local Education Agency’s School Health Coordinator. Together, these positions are expected to collaborate to achieve common goals and solve problems related to school health services for the county. This position is responsible for the oversight and delegation of oversight of all staff/volunteers at school screenings and ensuring these services are delivered. The incumbent must be able to work independently. This position is responsible for the supervision of staff including appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions. Contributes to the organization’s culture of performance excellence by actively seeking to improve personal and organizational performance through measurement, analysis, knowledge management, and processes improvements and participation in performance management committees, councils, and/or workgroups. Continuously demonstrates the Department’s ICARE values. This position reports directly to the Executive Community Health Nursing Director.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the childhood and adult immunization schedule. Ability to perform nursing assessments.  Computer skills with ability to master Florida Shots computerized immunization system within 2 months of hire. Ability to work with others. Ability to effectively communicate to educate and counsel clients regarding vaccine information.  Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques. Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of School Health. Ability to supervise people. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to prioritize work load. Ability to develop spreadsheets and various reports. Ability to assess and develop a budget. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking. Ability to plan, organize and direct School Health activities. Ability to work effectively with community partners.



This position requires licensure as Registered Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210.8.22 or 8.27.

American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR)

A valid Driver's License and reliable transportation.

Emergency Duty: 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 Red Cross 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.


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:

Naples and Immokalee, Florida


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.  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.