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OPS NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64948552

Date:  Oct 2, 2022
Location: 

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32805


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Requisition No: 707647 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64948552

Position Number: 64948552 

Salary:  $30.00/Hour 

Posting Closing Date: 02/07/2023 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 IN ORANGE COUNTY

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT

 

 

Class Title: OPS Nursing Program Specialist

Position Number: 64948552

Base Salary: $30.00/Hour

Location: 832 West Central Boulevard – TB/Refugee Health

                   Orlando, FL 32805                   

 

**DOH – Orange is a tobacco free agency.

 

**This advertisement may be used to fill future vacancies as they become available.

 

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

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum one (1) year of verifiable hospital or clinic nursing experience.
  • Current, active Florida Registered Professional Nursing license or a muiti-state Registered Professional Nursing license from another compact state
  • Willing to work with active tuberculosis patients. (To also include clients with HIV and STDs)
  • Emergency Duty

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual (fluent Spanish/English or Creole/English) and be able and willing to provide translation as needed for patients.

 

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a Nurse Program Specialist position in the Refugee Program (RH) working under the supervision of the Nurse Supervisor.  The position incumbent will maintain a good working relationship with the local Refugee Resettlement agencies and provide Refugee health screenings, referrals, and follow-up in a timely manner.  It is preferred that the incumbent be bi-lingual (fluent Spanish/English or Creole/English) and be able and willing to provide translation as needed for patients.

Will perform all required medical tests as appropriate for the Refugee screening and coordinate with other internal departments (i.e.- Immunization, STD, etc.) as needed.  Will track and document all test results, make appropriate referrals, and submit accurate and legible paper work in a timely manner. Will provide immunization assessments and screenings and administer vaccines as appropriate to children and adults.  Will provide health and immunization education including the risks and benefits of the vaccines.  Will utilize Florida Shots and HMS for immunization and medical record documentation and follow up.  Will maintain vaccine inventory for the Refugee Health Program and monitor the vaccine inventory.  Will keep current on knowledge and practices regarding Refugee Health Assessment requirements.  Will increase knowledge base by participating in staff development and educational programs and reviewing educational materials and educational updates as they are released.

Will obtain vital signs/height/weight measurements, perform audiometer and visual acuity (Snellen chart) exams, draw blood, perform urine dipstick tests, pregnancy tests, and check Hgb and blood sugar levels. Will maintain universal precaution and infection control standards. Will record all referrals, schedule CXR’s, administer medications, provide and monitor medication supplies, monitor drug toxicity, review medication instructions, and interpret and carry out the physician's orders and recommendations.  Will coordinate with the clinic clerk to schedule patients and maintain a consistent patient show rate. Will review all non-adherent patients by providing case management, education, and follow-up. Will monitor critical CXR and lab results and provide follow up. 

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.   

Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate nursing skills identified in the Nursing Competency Checklist.  

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT, REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION: 

 

  • Knowledge of the theories and concepts of preventive health care.
  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques in specialized areas.
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of community resources and organizations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

 

 

 

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

I 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.

 

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:

 

  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
  • And more!

 

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com

 

 

 

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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

 

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.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 

 

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.


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