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OPS HEALTH SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE - 64911252

Date:  Jun 25, 2022
Location: 

NAPLES, FL, US, 34112


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Requisition No: 644001 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS HEALTH SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE - 64911252

Position Number: 64911252 

Salary:  $17.00 per hour for 29 hours per week 

Posting Closing Date: 07/11/2022 

Requisition No: 644001

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS Health Services Representative 64911252

Announcement Type: Open Competitive

Closing Date:  5/27/22

Salary: $17.00/hour for 29 hours per week

 

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.

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

Specific Responsibilities:

This is an OPS (temporary) Health Services Representative position with the Department of Health (DOH) in Collier County working in the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) division. This position reports directly to the Director of CDCP and is responsible for providing support to the TB nurse case manager; providing Directly Observed Therapy (DOT); assisting with contact investigations and assisting with the identification of TB cases. This position requires the person to function independently as directed within the TB team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Time sheet and EAR entry within the required time frame
  • Subject to emergency duty in the event of a natural disaster
  • Completion of all mandatory or assigned trainings within the required time frame
  • Daily duties listed below

Daily duties:

  • Coordinates, schedules, and provides Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) in both clinic and field settings.
  • Initiates or assists with TB contact investigations; locates and facilitates contacts to be evaluated by arranging for testing as appropriate; data collection by screening for symptoms for active disease; and interviewing clients and contacts to identify priority risk factors by obtaining medical, family and lifestyle histories by observation and interview. Reports status of each contact to the Nurse Case Manager (NCM). Transports clients as needed.
  • Actively attempts to locate lost or non-adherent clients by telephone, home visits and other field investigation activities. Initiates corrective actions to re-establish services at the direction of the NCM. Reports on the status of each client to the NCM as needed and directed.
  • Performs basic testing for TB Program clients to include; planting and reading Tuberculosis Skin Tests (TST’s), sputum inductions, HIV counseling and testing, and phlebotomy.
  • Provides education to clients and others about TB and related topics.
  • Collects and records TB data into Health Management System (HMS) electronic health record or patient chart and assists with TB reports and Quality Improvement (QI) as directed.
  • Provides back up in clinic area performing consultations on suspect/active cases, symptom screenings on previously infected clients, TST’s and other-directed clinic assignments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of communicable diseases
  • Ability to document and communicate effectively
  • Ability to work with others and work independently with needed
  • Ability to conduct fact finding interviews, conduct health investigations and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and adapt to scheduled work assignments
  • Ability to learn and perform phlebotomy
  • Ability to do data entry, create and use an Excel spreadsheet

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and reliable transportation are required.
  • 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 in accordance with Florida Statute 252.42.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish, English/Creole preferred.

 

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:

Naples, Florida

 

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: 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.    

Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position. Responses such as “see resume” or “see application” and incomplete applications are subject to disqualification.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

OPS – Other Personal Services / Temporary Employment

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory

Workers’ Compensation - mandatory

Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory

Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements, please consult with your servicing HR office for details)

Deferred Compensation - voluntary

Employee Assistance Program - voluntary

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

Any form of paid leave

Paid holidays

Participation in the Florida Retirement System

Reinstatement rights or retention rights

 

APPLICABLE LAWS/RULES:

Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes

Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Naples