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OPS LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64911217

Date:  Aug 9, 2022
Location: 

NAPLES, FL, US, 31112


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Requisition No: 662501 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64911217

Position Number: 64911217 

Salary:  $19-$23 / hour 40 hours/week 

Posting Closing Date: 08/22/2022 

Job posting Category: Open Competitive

Requisition Number: 662501

Ticket # 323139

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Position number: 64911217

Salary: $19-$23/hour  – 40 hours per week

Closing date: 6/22/22

Title: OPS Licensed Practical Nurse

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.

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

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

This is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position working at the Refugee program at the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. Must be able to work well with others in a team setting and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced clinical setting. Collects and records health information and services performed. Measures and records client's height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure. Tests visual and auditory acuity using eye charts and audiometer. Prepares and maintains exam rooms and assists provider and registered nurses as needed.

Performs limited laboratory tests, i.e., urinalysis, blood sugar, hemoglobin, pregnancy test. Performs venipuncture and obtains specimens in correct tubes. Packages & prepares lab specimens properly to send to appropriate laboratory for testing. Performs and logs results of Quality Control Test on blood sugar tests, pregnancy tests and urinalysis tests as indicated. Orders, conducts and reviews results of diagnostic tests to identify and address patient’s condition properly. Provides medications and immunizations per nursing protocols. Maintains electronic health record and carries out follow up actions as required. This includes follow up for records pending action.
Orders and always maintains necessary clinical medical supplies keeping clinic stocked with correct supplies. This position enters vaccines they have administered into the Florida Shots Registry and imports these services into the Health Management System (HMS). Prepares Biohazard waste products for pickup and other containers appropriate for waste disposal. This position covers clerk position as needed and assist filling up immigrations forms and reviewing forms with clients. Performs variety of miscellaneous duties as requested. Must be able to adhere to established Health Department policy and procedures.

This position reports directly to the Operations and Management Consultant II- SES position.

 

Incumbent must be willing to work beyond normal work hours in the event of a disaster or as needed.

EMERGENCY DUTY required of the incumbent includes working special needs or Red Cross Shelters or performing other emergency duties including but not limited responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

 

Your Specific 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:
  • Administers immunizations to clients in a clinical setting in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, utilizing the guidelines of the DOH-Collier guidebook, policies and procedures of the DOH-Collier and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines
  • Provides education and counseling to clients regarding vaccines
  • Enters immunization records, and updates demographic and immunization information into the immunization module of the Florida Shots Registry
  • Maintains daily and monthly vaccine inventory and vaccine accountability
  • Assists with immigration forms.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively educate and counsel clients regarding vaccine information 
  • Knowledge and skill of vaccine administration
  • Knowledge of the adult immunization schedule
  • Ability to administer medications
  • Knowledge of phlebotomy principles, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and techniques
  • Skill in use of computers, including Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to independently utilize the Florida Shots system within two months of hire
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, community partners and other DOH staff
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Ability to monitor processes and measure performance outcomes to ensure continuous quality improvement

Qualifications:

Licensure as a Florida Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with F.S. Statute 464, American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, and a valid Driver’s License are required.

Immunization experience and Fluency in English/Spanish is valuable.

 

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:

Work Location: Naples

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

 

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.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.