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Date:  Jun 6, 2022

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32809

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website.

Requisition No: 594162 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64086025 

Salary:  $30,114.70 - $41,760.00 Annual Salary Range 

Posting Closing Date: 09/01/2022 






Class Title: Senior License Practical Nurse

Position Number: 64086025

Base Salary: $30,114.70 - $41,760.00 Annual Biweekly

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


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Current Florida Practical Nursing License or a multi-state Practical Nursing License from another compact state
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or months of work experience administering vaccinations to infants, children, or adults
  • 1 year experience utilizing an electronic health record (EHR)


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.


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


**Position subject to continued funding.


**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. **

Starting January 1, 2012, tobacco products (use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products) will not be allowed to be consumed on Orange County Health Department property including buildings (interior and exterior), parking to comply with the Tobacco Free policy on any facility, campus, or building that is owned or leased by, or on behalf of, OCHD including: buildings (interior and exterior), walkways, parking lots, public and private vehicles parked in the lots, and any public sidewalks that fall within the OCHD facility boundaries. Any person who violates the Tobacco Free policy may be subject to disciplinary action.



This is a professional Senior Licensed Practical Nurse position in the Immunization Program, working under the supervision of a Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor.

Conduct immunization assessments and screenings and administer vaccines as appropriate in the immunization clinic and at immunization community events located throughout Orange County, Florida to infants, children, adolescents and adults. Provides immunization education including the risks and benefits of vaccines. The immunizations Program's clinic is very busy and services a high volume of clients (not including telephone contacts).


This position requires the Nurse to multi-task, be proactive, well-organized and prioritize work in a manner that promotes providing excellent customer service and efficient clinic flow to support clients visits from check-in to check-out. Trains newly hired immunization clinic nurses on vaccine administration.

Provides vaccinations to clients of all ages during the Annual Back to School event in August and during the Annual influenza seasons.  Attends and participates in Nursing in-services and staff development activities, IAP trainings and team meetings and FDOH Orange staff meetings.

Participates in expanded immunization clinics with extended hours within the health department and/or at immunization community events. Serves as a resource to community agencies, schools, and other organizations as appropriate. Travels to various locations within Orange County, Florida as necessary to perform job duties. Utilizes Florida SHOTS and HMS for documentation of vaccine administration and follow-up



Ability to administer all vaccines.

Knowledge of vaccines and immunization requirements and guidelines for persons of all ages. 

Ability to use FLSHOTS, HMS Independently.  

Ability to read, write and fluently speak English and a second language if applicable.

Knowledge of childhood and adult immunization schedule and Florida Department of Educations’ school Immunization requirements.

Ability to learn training material and apply it to job duties and responsibilities.

Ability to teach others. Knowledge of adult learning methods.

Ability to sit for long periods of time and remain focused. 

Ability to work independently.

Ability to use multiple computer programs.

Be available to attend evening and weekend Immunization clinics and events.

Able to be flexible as required.


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). 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.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Orlando