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SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64000053

Date:  Sep 8, 2022
Location: 

PALATKA, FL, US, 32177


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Requisition No: 707807 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64000053

Position Number: 64000053 

Salary:  $31,200.00-$36,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/06/2022 

Job posting - Open Competitive

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent, an employee of the Florida Department of Health in Putnam County, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, County, and community efforts.  The incumbent is expected to promote innovation by searching for creative solutions and managing resources wisely.  They are expected to collaborate through teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems. The incumbent is expected to be accountable and perform with integrity and respect. They are expected to be responsive by serving our customers and engaging our partners. Finally, the incumbent is expected perform with excellence by promoting quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance.

 

This position is a Senior Licensed Practical Nurse for the DOH-Putnam Clinical Health Program.  This is a highly responsible, Senior Licensed Practical Nurse position, that provides public health nursing services within the DOH-Putnam clinical operations. Functions independently as a licensed provider to perform tasks as outlined in established protocols (relevant to Immunization, Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV, PrEP & ADAP) while working within the scope of professional license, as per the Nurse Practice Act.  This practical nurse position will participate in all clinics as follows:  Immunization, Chronic Disease, Child, Adolescent Health & Adult Health.  The practical nursing services to patients will be performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing and take direction from the Medical Director and/or the Clinic Program Advanced Nurse Specialists (APRN).

 

Interviews and takes health history, making accurate updates as needed. Obtains temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, height, vision and hearing screening as appropriate. Documents client information into their records in an accurate manner.  Provides preventative health education i.e. pregnancy prevention, drug prevention, chronic disease prevention & health teaching as outlined per protocol.  Identify and report any communicable disease or other conditions to supervisor and appropriate agencies.

 

Assists Registered Nurses (RN), ARNP and/or Physician in clinic when they are performing diagnostic tests and physical examinations by preparing clinic rooms for use and collecting routine specimens.

 

Performs venipuncture for blood collection, administration of intramuscular injections as outlined in approved protocols, or by order of the provider, in all clinics. Performs in-house, bedside testing to include, but not limited to: Osom BV, Osom Trichomonas, Urine Pregnancy and Urine Dipstick, finger sticks for glucose and hemoglobin (if applicable). Assists in managing laboratory functions under the direction of RN’s, APRN’s and Medical Directors.  Coordinates schedule changes as needed for providers, making autonomous, on the spot decisions regarding walk-in clients and managing the daily patient list.  

 

Interprets protocols and performs duties and tasks including drug issuance as ordered following FDOH-Putnam Policy and Protocols, while functioning in the scope of professional license.

 

Assists with clinic operations, regarding inventory tracking and asset management, including but not limited to, clinic supplies & medication/vaccine ordering and inventory (when needed).

 

Cleans/sanitizes rooms and equipment after each client. 

 

Participates in staff meetings, continuing education and in-service programs for professional growth.  Participates in in-service nursing training programs.  Seeks to improve own personal development through formal and informal methods.  Adheres to security and confidentiality policies and procedures of Putnam County Health Department.

 

Codes services into billing and HMS data systems, assists in scheduling client appointments/follow up as required, related to referral services within the DOH-Putnam Service Facility. Completes time sheets, EARS and leave requests promptly and accurately. 

 

Performs duties as required.

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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication

Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office programs

 

Qualifications:

Minimum - Current license in good standing as a Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27.

Preferred - speak spanish

 

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:

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:

Putnam County 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!

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) 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: 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. 


Nearest Major Market: Palatka