SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64081964

Date:  Feb 24, 2024
Location: 

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32809


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Requisition No: 813483 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64081964

Position Number: 64081964 

Salary:  $2,393.60 - $2,591.20 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/29/2024 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 IN ORANGE COUNTY

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT

 

 

 

Class Title: Senior Community Health Nurse

Position Number: 64081964

Base Salary: $2,393.60 - $2,591.20 Biweekly

Location: 6101 Lake Ellenor Drive – School Health

                   Orlando, FL 32809                    

 

**DOH – Orange is a tobacco free agency.

 

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

This is a "pool" announcement and applicants will not be considered after 6 months.

 

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

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess a minimum of an associate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. Transcripts will be required.
  • Active FL Registered Professional Nurse licensure AND a minimum of 1 year of verifiable nursing experience.
  • At least one year of verifiable professional pediatric nursing experience. Experience can be clinical, management, consultation, or education.
  • Valid FL Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle.
  • Emergency Duty

 

 

 

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is an independent professional Senior Community Health Nurse position in the School Health Program working under the supervision of a Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor. This nurse provides community health nursing services in assigned schools, including home assessments as needed in the interest of school health. Ensures client records are secure and confidentiality is maintained. This position requires driving to various schools throughout Orange County. Reliable transportation and a valid Florida Driver’s License are required. Provides and coordinates generalized school health services at assigned schools according to the local School Health Services Plan. Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of health needs, both physical and emotional of school-aged children as evidenced by ability to deliver health promotion education, disease prevention education, and health protection services.

 

Performs student record reviews in assigned schools to determine compliance with the following: Certification of Immunization or Certificate of Immunization Exemption, Health examinations within the past twelve months for students entering Florida’s schools for the first time to ensure compliance with current laws and requirements. Conducts Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) clinic reviews in assigned schools to ensure policies (Medication Administration, Emergency Supplies), and procedures are followed. Reviews annual training of designated OCPS personal with verification of delegate’s understanding of assignment is documented to ensure compliance with current laws and regulations.    

 

Participates and conducts basic health screenings (Vision, Scoliosis, Growth, and Development {Body Mass Index}) to school-aged children. Conducts training of DOH- Orange County and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) staff to help in these screenings. Ensures all basic health screening services provided are entered into the Health Management System (HMS). For students requiring further medical evaluation, ensures referrals are sent out to parents notifying them of their child’s need to be seen by their primary care practitioner for further medical evaluation. Ensures follow-up to parents whom referrals were made and tracks progress.  

 

Provides health education classes to DOH- Orange County and Orange County Public School (OCPS) staff. Participates in orientation and training of new staff as requested. Provides training and instruction to DOH- Orange County and Orange County Public School staff in immunization policies, procedures, and protocols. Communicates with school staff and parents as needed to update requirements. Participates in health fairs and community events (Immunization events) on-going. Provides immunizations to children in Orange County to prepare for back-to-school season and as needed. Ensures vaccines once administered are entered into Florida Shots and Florida’s Health Management System (HMS).

 

Participates in mandatory New Hire Orientation and Annual FDOH trainings. Attends staff meetings, in-service and trainings. Ensures professional development by completing mandatory trainings, webinars, and on-line trainings. Provides training to both FDOH Orange direct reports and OCPS staff as needed.

 

Performs other related duties as required including such activities as developing staff, mentors, coaches, motivates staff, individually and as a group; understands and supports diversity; and maintains a positive work environment. Provides nursing support as needed at outreach/awareness and incident response events within the community to include mass immunizations, emergency response activities, and community health engagements. Nursing support may be required outside of normal business hours to accommodate community needs during evening and weekend 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: 

  • Ability to conduct individual assessments for completion of basic health screenings of OCPS students, charter, and private schools (grades K, 1, 3, & 6).
  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and techniques in conducting interviews, assessments; formulating, implementing, and evaluating plan of care.
  • Ability to ensure client records are secure and confidentiality is maintained.
  • Ability to deliver health promotion education, disease prevention education, and health protection services.
  • Ability to travel to various schools throughout Orange County to performed required duties.
  • Ability to conduct student record reviews and clinic reviews in assigned schools.
  • Knowledge of School Health Program policies, procedures, protocols, Florida laws, and requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use effective positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build positive work relationship/partnerships with Orange County Public School staff, parents/guardians, and/or stakeholders.
  • Ability to enter data with accuracy within the expected timeframe.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing, and analyzing health-related data or information.

 

 

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. 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!

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.

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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