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Date: Oct 15, 2020

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Requisition No: 238461 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE - 64062553

Position Number: 64062553 

Salary:  $43,000-$45,000 Annual 

Posting Closing Date: 10/27/2020 




The Senior Registered Nurse is a public health nursing position with the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County. This 10-month position provides health education services at assigned schools and requires independent problem-solving using nursing judgement and skills within parameters established by law and policy.  The Senior Registered Nurse in this position will be the primary point of contact for communicable disease outbreaks and infection prevention by acting as a liaison between FDOH and Okeechobee County Daycares, childcare centers, schools K-12 (including private schools), and institutes for higher learning while working under direct supervision of the School Health Nursing Supervisor.  The incumbent is expected to provide high quality customer service and clinical excellence and be able to independently perform assigned duties in multiple public areas of the health program. 


  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27 or possess a nursing multi-state license through the Nurse Licensure Compact, as well as one year of professional nursing experience. 
  • Must have current American Heart Association certification in CPR & First Aid.
  • Must have a valid Florida’s driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire and reliable transportation. 
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of professional nursing practices and public health principles, practices, techniques, and services.
  • Must have ability to travel and flex work schedule possibly including nights, weekends, holidays, as needed.
  • Must possess basic computer skills as well as the ability to learn and use certain computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Office Software, Client Database Systems, and State of FL specific software programs)
  • EMERGENCY DUTY:  Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency operation functions required of the incumbent include working in Special Needs or Red Cross Shelters, or to perform other emergency functions, including but not limited to responses to threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. Employees may be expected to report to a Special Needs Shelter located outside of the county if Okeechobee County moves their Special Needs Shelter to a regional shelter.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the Basic School Health program which provides school health services as required by s. 381.0056, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Rules 64F-6.007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
  • Participates in planning, organizing, coordinating and implementation of the school health services plan for basic services and infection prevention with the school district to appraise, protect and promote the health of students.
  • Provides direct and consultative school health services.
  • Provides quality improvement for school-based health room services in areas such as: documentation; emergency procedures; chronic disease management; health education in the health room and classroom; illness and injury; immunization and health certificate record reviews; mandated screening; infection prevention and communicable disease; child protection; and case management.
  • Provides professional oversight for school district Licensed Practical Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel.
  • Participates in quality improvement and assurance activities.
  • Responsible for the oversight of full-service school services with the school district serving a population that has a high risk of needing medical and social services.
  • Coordination / provision of prevention, treatment and support services to students and families.
  • Coordination with interagency providers to plan, organize, and coordinate goals to serve high risk students.
  • Coordination / provision of specialized services in schools that integrate education, medical, social and/or human services to meet the needs of the high-risk student population and their families.
  • Prepares biweekly leave and attendance records and daily employee activity records (EARS)
  • Performs related work as required, including preparedness activities in addition to other duties as assigned.

  • Ability for critical thinking, prioritizing, and multi-tasking to plan, organize and complete work assignments.
  • Ability to effectively educate and counsel clients on health-related matters.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with community partners.
  • Ability to accurately document and maintain client records (manually or electronically).
  • Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, policies & procedures.
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement tools and techniques to effectively monitor and improve programmatic outcomes.
  • Knowledge of:
    1. Statutes, Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs;
    2. Use of equipment and supplies related to the position
    3. Medical Knowledge;
      1. Knowledge of the prevention of infectious diseases of public health significance, prevention of diseases of environmental origin, prevention of injuries, promotion of healthy behaviors, response to disasters and assistance in the recovery, and providing access to health care.
      2. Skills in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient
  • Initiative: Must be self-confident, motivated, and possess an enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties & undertakes duties of greater responsibility.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.
  • Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Motivational Skills: Motivate, provide constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to improve the clinic team skills and performance.
  • Human Relations: Work with others in a professional, considerate and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of FDOH.
    1. Communication (Oral & Written): Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to-date plans and information to peers and management. Expresses thoughts clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others.
    2. Customer Service: Works to assess the needs, provide information or assistance, recommend products and/or services, and resolve problems to satisfying the expectations of all involved.
      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 (DOH) 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 Departments 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.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).
  • ** 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. 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:
  • 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
  • Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
  • If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

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: Okeechobee