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Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: PINELLAS PARK, FL, US, 33781

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

Requisition No: 348283 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64005846 

Salary:  $66,560 - $73,216 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/19/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health.  If you looking to build a great career in public health, you've come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice. 


The Department of Health's mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people through integrated state, county and community efforts. 


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is responsible for providing comprehensive health care to clients, including diagnosing and treating acute, episodic, and chronic illness and helping to prevent diseases and injuries as part of a medical home team. Monitoring and oversight includes an established quality improvement process with ongoing chart review, including peer review.  The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County currently has a APRN position available at the Pinellas Park location in the Women's Health/STD Clinic.


Examples of Work:

  • Provides comprehensive health care to clients attending Medical Services clinics at any DOH-Pinellas staffed location as needed.
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender.
  • Order, perform, interpret and/or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Analyze and interpret patient histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems.
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
  • Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.
  • Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
  • Makes appropriate referrals for specialty care.
  • Provide case management and consultation for staff. 
  • Coordinate patient care activities with physician and/or involved staff. 
  • Instruct on topics such as health education and disease prevention.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities including meetings and peer review.
  • Ensure cooperation and coordination between Clinical Services Division, Disease Control and other divisions regarding clinical issues. 
  • Comply with HEDIS measure, Meaningful Use standards, productivity standards, and selected goals for quality of care.
    Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses
  • Ability to manage the care of patients
  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems
  • Ability to use judgment and decision-making
  • Ability to use critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Skill in the operation of a computer and various software programs
    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Clear and active license in the state of Florida to practice as an ARNP
  • A current, active Florida Nursing license or a multistate license from another Compact State
    Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a Women's Health Clinic
  • At least 2 years experience working with an electronic medical record
  • At least 1 year experience working in a Public Health Setting
  • Experience working with Department of Health computer systems
    Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:
  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
  • 9 Annual paid holidays and 1 personal day
  • Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
  • Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
  • Health insurance for individual or family coverage - State pays 80% of premium
  • Life Insurance - $25,000 policy provided for duration of employment
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Account
  • Tuition Waivers and Nurse Forgiveness Program
    *Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic submission process. 
    Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
    Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current pay band/ paygrade. 
    Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
    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, visit
    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.
    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.
    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 on the date of your retirement.
    Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).
    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 Departments 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. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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.  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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