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Date:  Jan 28, 2023

PALATKA, FL, US, 32177

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

Requisition No: 775321 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64051831 

Salary:  $50,000 - $54,133.96 

Posting Closing Date: 02/07/2023 

Job posting category

Open Competitive


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a Senior Community Health Nurse position with the Florida Department of Health in Putnam County. Highly responsible, flexible, detail-oriented , leadership position which requires the nurse to participate in programs, including but not limited to: Immunization, Sexually Transmitted Disease screening and treatment, HIV, Aids Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and Family Planning. The work will be performed under the direct supervision of the Advanced Practice RN Specialist and the indirect supervision of the Licensed Providers (MD, ARNP, PA, etc.), Director of Nursing and Administrative staff. Will function as a team leader by utilizing effective communication skills, assisting providers, and demonstrating leadership skills to support staff. Conducts self in manner consistent with the core values of the Florida Department of Health (ICARE) and requires those values as part of clinic working environment. Adheres to security and confidentiality policies and procedures of the Putnam County Health Department. Seeks to improve own professional I development  through formal and informal methods. Serves as an approachable , experienced resource to staff always.


Clinical: Triaging of clients who are walk-in, scheduled and via telephone. Obtain complete medical history, Ht/Wt, vital signs, administering medications as ordered by provider, venipuncture, specimen collection and bedside testing. Completes client documentation timely, accurate, and complete in the Health Management System (HMS). Input, update, and extract information in applicable software programs as it relates to client care. Ensure all services are coded correctly on billing sheet and charges are entered timely. Completes follow-up calls when clients miss appointments or need further communication or education regarding their recent visit, provides exit interviews with the clients for counseling and health education services, assists with follow-ups for abnormal lab results and case management, provides education to clients regarding current disease processes in manner consistent with their learning abilitycoordinates with outside facilities, as well as ancillary departments within the CHO, for interdisciplinary follow-up, referral and individual needs not offered in clinic services (Breast & Cervical, School Health, etc.). Function independently in scope of license to provide immunizations and treatments as outlined in established nursing protocols. Demonstrates and implement techniques of nursing care and counsel for promotion of health and prevention of sexually transmitted and communicable diseases. Help the client to maintain a state of wellness though periodic screening procedures, health counseling, provides treatment under providers standing orders and or referral.

Follows FDOH policy for all components of family planning and STls including handling of medications, vaccines, sharps, and biohazards. Uses time, physical facilities, supplies, equipment, and other resources appropriately and effectively, and provide appropriately documentation as required. Develops and maintains current knowledge of family planning options, sexual health issues and STls including HIV/AIDS, Title X guidelines and FDOH protocols and policies. Assist Nursing Supervisor with medication ordering, inventory and supply management.


Reports: Works with Nursing Supervisor to complete family planning reports as necessary, provides counseling for pre/post-test risk assessments as needed, assist in data collection, extraction or auditing to remain compliant with state regulations regarding the CHO. Other reports as assigned.


Quality Improvement: Works closely with clerical nursing staff to share information, evaluate and improve services to ensure quality service to clients. Participates/coordinates routine chart review audits, works closely with the Director of Nursing to establish/participate in, Process Improvement Committees (when applicable) for policies, procedures, and protocols. Participates/coordinates in-service nurse training programs as applicable to the needs of staff in the clinic. Monitors the workflow for consistency, efficiency, integrity, and confidentiality. Consults with the Nursing Supervisor to develop performance improvement plans for staff, staff improvement meetings, communication to clinic staff and all other duties as it pertains to clinic operations. Work with Nursing Supervisor/Provider to coordinate scheduling chart review and paperwork verification prior to appointment for all procedures related to Family Planning/Women 's Health, including but not limited to: Implant/IUD insertion & removal, Annual Exams, Pap Exams.


Attends meetings and/or workshops (when offered) relating to clinical practices. Participate and assist in community outreach events, activities and/or health fairs as coordinated by the Senior Nurse Supervisor, Nursing Director or the Administration Team.


Completes timesheets, EARS on a daily basis, submits timely leave requests.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to provide Basic Health Education to clients. Ability to work independently.

Ability to plan and organize work activity.

Must possess good oral and written communication skills. Must have basic computer skills.



Minimum - Licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27 or possess a nursing multi-state license through the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Preferred - Department of Health Experience, Spanish Speaking, and Associate degree in Nursing from a U.S. accredited college or university


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.


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:

Florida Department of Florida in Putnam County

Palatka, Florida


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. 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 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: 


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Palatka