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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: OCALA, FL, US, 34471

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Requisition No: 345541 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64081842

Position Number: 64081842 

Salary:  $37,000.00 - $39,500.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/17/2021 



This is a professional nursing position performed in a school setting/ at the DOH serving the school age children. Confidentiality of all activities is required. This position consists of varied work responsibilities and skills requiring independent decision making, planning, and organizing. This position provides supervision, training and direction of LPNs, the Health Support Technician and Health Clinic Assistant in health room activities / management. Provides public health information and counseling to students, their families and the school community. Work is performed under the supervision of a Senior Community Health Nurse Coordinator for professional and administrative direction. The school Principal is the ultimate overseer of records and the children on the campus.



This position requires that you have a current Florida Registered Nurse license, current CPR and First Aid certificate and at least one year of experience working with children/adolescents.



School Health Services: 

Health Room Management

Provides nursing assessment for students with acute health concerns either as a Clinic Nurse based in a school or a Basic Nurse overseeing multiple schools. Provides training for LPN, Health Support Technicians, and Health Clinic Assistants in the proper administration of prescribed medications and prescribed medical procedures according to policy and protocol. Documents on approved forms. Monitors documented care by performing quality assurance audits. Teaches / provides comfort measures and first aid to students presenting with illness or injury. Assures health room services are provided in a professional manner with safety and privacy and the clinic is maintained in hygienic condition. Assists students to obtain appropriate providers for health concerns through referrals to medical and social agencies. 

Health Screening

Provides mandated health screenings or re-screenings (vision, scoliosis, anthropometric measurements) and other screening activities as directed by the Comprehensive School Health Program Plan (dental and/or hypertension). Provides training in proper screening technique/performance to school personnel/volunteer providing initial health screenings.

Health Counseling

Provides individual counseling on issues, such as, nutrition, physical exercise, communicable diseases, minor illnesses, human sexuality, family planning, risk-taking behaviors, hygiene, growth and development, and distributes preventative health care information. Refers to medical and social agencies. Participates in health outreach programs such as immunizations and/or health fairs.

Record Management

Maintains and provides security of the Student Health Record under the direction of the principal. Maintains daily logs on health room services, provides documents (normal and abnormal), screening results, and outcomes of health screenings in Student Health Record. Files and retrieves health information. Keeps accurate records of services; provided for evaluating the overall effectiveness of the program. Compiles and completes reports as directed. Uses computer to look up student information, e-mail, enter work hours, etc.

Medical Billing

Bills for all RN services and submits bills for clinic visits weekly, and, medication and/or daily procedures monthly to Fiscal.

Health Education

Provides consultation and educational information to school personnel regarding health issues. Provides and/or assists with classroom health education programs as invited or arranged.

Training Of Non-medical Personnel

Trains non-medical personnel, teachers, and classroom paraprofessionals to perform required medical procedures as ordered by a child’s physician in accordance with Florida Statute and MCHD policies/protocols.

Professional Support

Acts as consultant in matters regarding the fulfillment of the local School Health Services Plan and, complies with Florida Statutes pertaining to School Health.

Invasive Medical Procedures

Performs invasive medical services that require special medical knowledge, nursing judgment, and nursing assessment (including but not limited to: sterile catheterization, nasogastric tube feeding, cleaning and maintenance of a tracheostomy, and deep suctioning of a tracheostomy. If not competent in these skills, will accept training to become competent.

In-service, Staff Training, and Development

Attends all required or assigned staff meetings, in-services, and/or training programs. Assists in orienting new personnel to the program.

Personal Health Services

Interviews and conducts preliminary history and examination on clinic patient (this may include blood pressure monitoring, urinalysis, venipuncture, hematocrit determination, and/or preparation of laboratory specimens for analysis. Administers immunizations, other medications, and treatments as ordered by a physician in accordance with operational policies. Records pertinent information on professional records.

Other Duties

Performs other professional nursing duties as assigned and/or works where assigned at times of disaster. Responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of School Health vehicles.


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

  • Possess ability to work and communicate with children and adolescents, parents, and school staff.
  • Possess good knowledge of a normal Childhood Maturation process.
  • Ability and skill to perform basic nursing functions, including but not limited to, assessment and treatment of injuries and/or illness.
  • Possess ability to handle large volumes of people, emergency situations, and/or difficult people.
  • Ability to direct/monitor an HST in the clinical setting.
  • Skilled in accurate and detailed record keeping; including use of computer.



All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.
**NOTE: 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.
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.  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