Date:  Sep 16, 2023


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Requisition No: 804621 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64031166 

Salary:  $52,417.82 - $66,000 

Posting Closing Date: 10/06/2023 

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


The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pasco 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 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.


This posting will be used as a pool to hire two positions


Your Specific Responsibilities:


  • Provides generalized nursing services in all public health programs including follow-up on referrals.
  • Provides nursing assessments, care, and treatment in all Family Health Services programs.
  • Assesses, identifies, and documents client and process problems making a nursing process and diagnosis and utilizing electronic health record.
  • Provides coverage and assists providers in clinic by providing pre and post interviews on clients.
  • Responsible for case management of assigned programs. Maintains a tracking system for follow-up and makes referrals to community agencies providing services to meet the clients’ needs in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Performs HIV counseling, makes referrals, and maintains files according to policies and procedures.


  • Performs the functions of the Triage Nurse as required.  Performs Nursing telephone triage to the FDOH Pasco clients and/or individuals calling into the clinic Triage line.
  • Provides immunizations to adults and children as required according to the state and local guidelines and policies.  Provides the required counseling and education on all immunizations administered according to the state and local policies and procedures.


  • Responsible for timely client management, which includes assessment, planning, care implementation, counseling, education, referral, follow-up and documentation for Family Health Services programs including but not limited to:  Family Planning - Title X, Sterilization, Teens, Immunizations Childhood and Adult, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS ,Test and Treat, PreP Initiatives, Refugees, etc.


Other clinical and nursing programs as funded and/or established.


  • Perform laboratory and other diagnostic tests as indicated.
  • Assists with ordering and maintaining all inventory (supplies/medication/vaccines)
  • Maintenance of Bloodborne Exposure Policy and Procedure, as well as general backup for the department.
  • Reviews medical records at least on a monthly basis for Quality Improvement (QI) maintenance, collates, and documents information as needed for monthly report.
  • Serves as a preceptor for nursing students and trainees.
  • Orients and trains new members of DOH Pasco staff
  • Served as the Immunization outreach nurse





Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to assist in planning and conducting a variety of training activities.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to provide preventive health care and treatment to groups
  • Ability to administer medications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to teach health care.
  • Ability to utilize Electronic Health Record




Minimum: Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464


Preferred: Fluent in English and Spanish.


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:


10841 Little Rd. New Port Richey, FL 34654



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;


Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!


  • Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:
  • Single coverage is $50
  • Family coverage is $180
  • Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:
  • Single coverage is $15
  • Family coverage is $64.30


  • 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. 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.


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. 

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