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COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64000942

Date: Jan 26, 2022

Location: OCALA, FL, US, 34471

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Requisition No: 504141 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64000942

Position Number: 64000942 

Salary:  $38,500.00-$40,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/04/2022 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Must have a current unencumbered Florida Registered Nursing License.  Must have experience working in a clinical setting.  Preference will be given to individuals who are bilingual.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 The duties and responsibilities of this position include those functions and tasks of a generalized Community Health Nursing Program, primarily in the clinic.  Is responsible for providing technical and professional medical/public health nursing information, advice and treatment to patients, families and public groups.  Is under the supervision of a Senior Community Health Nurse Supervisor.  Assists supervisor in the management of the clinic. A valid Florida Registered Nurse license, valid Florida driver’s license and an automobile are required for this position.

Reviews incoming Family Planning labs (Paps. GYN biopsy reports.).  All abnormal labs given to appropriate ARNP for review and follow up.  Notifying clients needing repaps by telephone or letter.  Maintains tickler system for clients with abnormal paps.  Makes referral for follow up when necessary (Private Doctor, We Care, Cancer referral services). Schedules clients for colposcopy/cryosurgery as ordered.  Reviews charts for colposcopy/cryo clinic, sets up paperwork for clinic as needed. Reviews pathology with ARNP and carries out follow up per orders.

 

Performs preliminary and exit interviews on Family Planning clients.  Counseling clients regularly regarding SBE, STD’s, HIV,

Rubella immunizations, reproductive anatomy and physiology.  Assists client in making arrangements for auxiliary services, e.g.:

colposcopy clinic, nutritional counseling, referral to other clinics, mammograms, ultrasounds, transportation and

Social services. Performs limited physical examinations including: height, weight, and hemoglobin, venipuncture for blood tests, blood pressure, temperature and urinalysis.

 

Demonstrates and implement techniques of nursing care and counsel for promotion of Health and prevention of sexually transmitted and communicable diseases. Help the client to maintain a state of wellness though periodic screening procedures, health counseling, provides treatment under providers standing orders and or referral. Performs pre-and post-test HIV/AIDS counseling and Hepatitis screening. Provides education/support to promote individual reproductive and sexual health choices and the prevention of ST Is including HIV/AIDS.

 

Interviews clients for STI Testing and treatment to obtain general and sexual health history, including primary complaint, history of present illness, and review of social history as to activities with sexual partners and past or pertinent illnesses including allergies and nutritional status. Counsels clients and contacts regarding risk reduction to STIs including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); provides one to one educational services for the client regarding diagnosis and treatment. Counsel, assess and treat clients with sexually transmitted infections in accordance with provider’s orders, program guidelines and CDC recommendations.

 

Dispenses contraceptive devices, medication and literature.  Instructs clients in Family Planning methods.  Monitors clients for symptoms of birth control side effects.  Instructs and counsels clients concerning benefits and risks of alternative methods.

 

Performs pregnancy testing and counseling according to protocol and Title X and ACOG guidelines. Refers clients for prenatal care when indicated. Documents all test results and counseling in client’s EHR.

 

Performs other related duties, including working where assigned in other clinical areas and at the time of a disaster. During an emergency, the incumbent is responsible for monitoring and assisting the evacuation of employees and clients in assigned areas listed in the Emergency Code Procedure Manual Evacuation Procedure Standard Operating Procedure. This includes directing co-workers and customers, checking rooms and assuring doors are closed as they exit and taking roll-call. Assures roll-call and client lists are sent to the traffic monitors for forwarding to the safety coordinator.

 

Follows FDOH policy for all components of family planning and STIs including handling of medications, vaccines, sharps and biohazards. Uses time, physical facilities, supplies, equipment and other resources appropriately and effectively, and provide appropriately documentation as required.

 

Develops and maintains current knowledge of family planning options, sexual health issues and STIs including HIV/AIDS, Title X guidelines and FDOH protocols and policies. Participates in chart audits for Quality Improvement and participates in quality improvement meetings

 

 Performs other related duties, such as, but not limited to, working where assigned in other clinic areas

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Ability to collect correct information in a timely manner.

Ability to assess clients’ current needs.

Ability to identify clients’ future needs.

Ability to work effectively with a health care team.

Ability to perform procedures common to their professional practice.

Knowledge to recognize situations in which intervention is needed to improve outcomes or prevent harm.

Ability to handle difficult STI/ sexual health Issues/situations and social issues/situations in a sensitive, professional and non-        judgmental manner.

Ability to assess client or service outcomes (responses to treatment, satisfaction with services).

Ability to recognize the limitation of one’s own knowledge and skills

Ability to recognize areas of their own practice in need of improvement.

Ability to record a clear, understandable, and legally defensible account of care or services provided.

Ability to recognize areas of their own practice in need of improvement.

Ability to record a clear, understandable, and legally defensible account of care or services provided.

Ability to teach clients on specific health issues, promotion of wellness, maintenance of health and prevention of illness.

Ability to supervise and teach other personnel in the theory and performance of any of the above acts that are appropriate to be delegated.

Ability to make a nursing diagnosis following specified protocols

 2 or more years’ experience in Public Health or nursing and public health principles, practices and techniques; Knowledge of  human anatomy and physiology; Knowledge of community resources.

 

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

                Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida FS 464

 

Other job-related requirements for this position:

•             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.

•             All employees are expected to complete timesheets and EARs/DARs as required, both accurately and within the required timeframe.

•             All employees are expected to complete mandatory trainings within the required timeframe, as deemed necessary by the Department, the Delegated Authority, grant requirements and/or Florida Statutes.

 

Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00AM to 5:00PM (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)     

 

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

 

This position may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

 

This position requires a security background check, 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

 

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. Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment.

 

BENEFITS:

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

•        State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

•        9 Annual paid holidays

•        Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

•        Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

•        Health insurance for individual or family coverage

•        Life insurance

•        Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

•        Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

•        Tuition waiver available

 

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.

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Ocala