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SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64085975

Date:  Jan 13, 2023
Location: 

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32805


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Requisition No: 780062 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64085975

Position Number: 64085975 

Salary:  $1,478.06 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 05/16/2023 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 IN ORANGE COUNTY

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT

 

 

 

Class Title: Senior Human Services Program Specialist

Position Number: 64057417

Base Salary: $1,478.06 Biweekly

Location: 832 West Central Boulevard – STD

                   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:

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written in the English Language.
  • Successful completion of Disease Intervention Passport Training within six (6) months of hire.
  • Physical ability to kneel, bend, lift, walk long distances and carry up to 25 pounds daily?
  • Willing to work in various weather conditions (hot, cold, rain)
  • Willing to enter a jail and/or prison to perform job duties.
  • Valid FL Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle.
  • Willing to work with infectious disease patients (HIV, TB, STD).
  • Emergency Duty

 

 

 

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conducting Interviews, and re-interviews on clients with STD infections for treatment referrals, and partner notifications.  Documenting each activity conducted with date and time in STARS System.  Educate Patients regarding STD infections and appropriate medical care.  Interviewing HIV positive clients, referring them for linkage to follow up medical care.  Prioritizing STARS Task-list for the day.  Utilizing STARS System to input STD cases in an accurate and timely manner.

 

Conducting Record search using available resources, such as: HMS, STARS, DMV, Medicaid, Jail, white pages, medi.net, Accurint, etc.  Clinic duties, when assigned to include, Pre and Post-test counseling, utilizing the Q-Flow system.  Data entry in EHR, Making Field Visits to providers, hospitals, and clients’ residence. Walking and negotiating stairs or other obstacles lifting up to 25 pounds. Making phone calls to providers, to include Doctor’s offices, Hospitals, Laboratories, and patients to verify treatment and or demographic information.  Performing laboratory duties, collecting urine and blood specimens for testing of these STD’s: Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis, and HIV.  Printing lab labels from E-Lab, preparing specimens for shipment. 

 

Conducting cluster activities and condoms distribution.  Maintaining individual blood kits.  Occasionally conducting Rapid HIV testing on clients. 

 

Creating STARS profiles for newly reactive HIV clients.  Maintain all necessary logs in SharePoint.  Maintaining state vehicles for cleanliness, gas, and recommended maintenance.  Operating various electronic devices, copy machine, fax machine, printers, Eltrons, computer, etc.  Properly maintaining vehicle mileage log. 

 

Participating in all mandatory trainings/meetings, including passing the STD modules and Partner Passport to partner services with an 80% score or higher within 6 months of employment.  Stocking and restocking coolers for community screenings.  Transporting clients to and/or from clinic when necessary, providing bus passes.

 

Acting as provider liaison for STD department.  Complying with outlined protocol for outreach activities and departmental security regulations. 

 

Checking emails, and addressing phone messages, returning phone calls.  Resolving clients’ concerns in the clinic if possible, or consulting with supervisor

 

Performing other duties not considered routine to support the mission of the program, Department, and agency.

 

 

 

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

 

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to conduct Health investigations.
  • Ability to conduct fact finding interviewing.
  • Ability to perform phlebotomy.
  • Ability to walk one mile, negotiate stairs or other obstacles and kneel or bend.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to analyze data.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling organizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to prepare records and reports.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

 

 

 

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

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • 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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