Date:  Apr 20, 2024

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32805

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Requisition No: 821162 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64081634

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64081634 

Salary:  $2,423.08 Bi-Weekly Salary 

Posting Closing Date: 07/23/2024 

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Class Title: Nursing Program Specialist

Position Number: 64081634

Base Salary: $2,423.08 Bi-Weekly Salary

Location: 832 W. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805                       


**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. All questions will be verified and must be documented on your application for it to be considered valid. **


This is a rolling advertisement and positions can be filled for up to 6 months from the original posting date. This posting may fill multiple positions.




This an independent professional public health nursing position in the Pine Hills Neighborhood Center for Families. The incumbent provides
professional nursing to identify qualifying participants in the programs such as: schools, homes, clinic, and community settings. Provides nursing
support as needed at outreach/awareness and incident response events within the community to include mass immunization, emergency
response activities, and community health engagements. Nursing support may be required outside of normal business hours to accommodate community needs during evening and weekends hours.


The Nursing Program Specialist will provide case management services in any of the NCF locations (Taft, Union Park, Bithlo/Christmas,
Englewood and Pine Hills). This case management includes identification of needs/goals; assessments; counseling (including education),
ensuring participant can access medical care and has a medical home: referral and follow up of client/family needs, concerns goals and priorities in a holistic manner.


The nurse provides basic health screenings to the opt-in students, immunization case management, health education, fluoride treatment program, family counseling and/or management on student’s medical conditions. Services are provided through health management by individual contact, and conferences with the teacher, students, and parents (for students that opt in health services). Referral services request are received from school staff, these referrals are based on health problems, the action for services thru a referral process is home or school visitation to assess the concern, after assessment nurses refer and provide support to the families.

Provide immunization to the children in their community at the season of highest demand of this service (back to school season), this vaccination take place at the NCF location. The NCF nurse provides vaccines in the community following the CDC schedule vaccines guidelines and recommendations, the nurse is also responsible for vaccine storage and handling, and accountability for their assigned NCF sites to include the amount of the vaccine ordered, shipped, received, used and on hand; monitoring Verilert temperatures twice daily, uploading data into Florida Shots and daily review of physical inventory, these duties include the accountability for the waste of vaccines.

The nurse will focus on health issues in the assigned schools setting for the students that opt-in for screening services (vision, hearing, growth and development, scoliosis). Case management of the referrals for abnormal screenings. Makes home visits when appropriate. She will provide health education in the form of lectures, audiovisuals aids, individual contact and conferences with teachers, students, and parents to promote school and community health, which impacts on the students’ ability to grow and develop.

Nurses will provide home visits. Services are provided through nursing assessment of individual and family needs. Prevention and
control of communicable diseases, maternal and child health assessment and education, health information, along with education
and counseling. Services are provided to adults and children with health referrals these ones include follow up. Referral services
are requested by school staff and partner agencies, services include, follow up or clinic assessments


In the community services are provided to the Senior Citizen thru health screenings, health education and health counseling towards their chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, home visit services are available upon to referral from Citizen Senior partner The nurse will assist and participate in the coordination of community activities related to health, such as: health fairs, health screenings, health education programs, wellness promotion, youth development and immunizations.

Review NCF quarterly reports with the other nurse to help ensure accuracy and completeness. Provide support staff. Train and orient new nurses to the NCF program. Review EAR entry to ensure timely input. Attend NCF meetings, CCC Conference and OCHD meetings with supervisor to receive “pass downs”. Ensure client records are secured and confidentiality is maintained



  • Knowledge of physical assessment skills
  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and assessments.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Knowledge of vision and hearing screening procedures-Snellen Chart, color discrimination, basic audiometry, scoliosis screening.
  • Knowledge of vaccines and immunization requirements and guidelines by CDC recommendations.
  • Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) HMS, EARs, People First, Florida Shots, and Train.
  • Knowledgeable on how to administer all routes of vaccines.
  • Knowledge of childhood immunization schedule and school requirements.
  • Knowledge of physical assessment skills
  • Knowledge of health- general personal health prevention, chronic diseases (DM &HTN) and management of chronic conditions.
  • Capable to work with interdisciplinary group.
  • Ability to perform with a team.
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and techniques in conducting interviews, assessments; formulating, implementing, and evaluating a plan of care.

  • Ability to work effectively with others.

  • Ability to maintain milage records.

  • Complete basic nursing skills training twice a year.

  • Required to perform basic nursing skills as needed in emergency actions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current, active Florida Registered Nursing License or a multi-state Registered Nursing License from another
    compact state
  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing (BSN) or an Associates Degree
  • Florida Department of Health is 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 shelter or performing other emergency duties
    including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural.


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:

832 W. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805


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;
  • 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. A background screening will be completed on each applicant selected for a position designated as "sensitive" and a drug test will be conducted on each applicant selected for positions designated as "safety sensitive" in accordance with department policies (Background Screening DOHP 60-5-08 and Drug Free Workplace DOHP 60-9-99). . 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. Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during and/or beyond normal business hours and/or days. We request that all applications be completed online with People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


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 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.



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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