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OPS RN/LPN FOR COVID-19

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33980

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

Requisition No: 348949 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS RN/LPN FOR COVID-19

Position Number: 64908215 

Salary:  $22.00 to $28.00 per Hour 

Posting Closing Date: 04/14/2021 

This is an OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment.  OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.

 

All applications must be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

 

DESCRIPTION:

The individual in this role will conduct contact tracing and notification for COVID-19 response and provide COVID-19 vaccinations to specific populations within Charlotte County. The incumbent is anticipated to work an average of forty hours per week.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Valid Florida driver’s license and/or access to reliable transportation
  • Participation in the direct deposit program within 30 days of employment as mandated per Florida Statute 110.113, 96-310, Laws of Florida
  • Professional licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with the Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with the Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27 or possess a nursing multi-state license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (preferred) or licensed as a Practical Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464
  • Must be willing and able to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Incumbent may be 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 or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
     
    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Contact Tracers/Nurses perform outreach to each case patients close contact via phone. Each contact will be interviewed within 48 hours of being assigned.  All contact attempts will be documented in Merlin, and each should have at least three attempts, at different times of the day before considering unsuccessful.  Contact Tracers should verify if the contact is symptomatic or not.  Contacts should be provided information about where they can get tested and how they should self-isolate.  Testing should be considered for those that are likely infectious and part of a priority population such as living in a congregate setting, healthcare worker, correctional facility and more.  Contact tracers will NEVER reveal or confirm the identity of the Covid-19 patient.  Doing so is a breach of confidentiality.  Locating contacts may be difficult because the case does not have all the identifying information such as a phone number or address. The contact tracer should use additional resources to obtain missing information, such as online search engines, health department records, and or talk with the Epidemiologist or Nursing Director for additional resources or guidance.
     
    Other duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide COVID-19 vaccinations to specific populations
  • May also perform Contact Monitoring as assigned
  • May also assist with COVID-19 testing as assigned 
     
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES ESSENTIAL TO THE ROLE:
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Ability to explain COVID-19, principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, high-risk interactions, symptoms of the disease, and prevention and control interventions
  • Tactful interpersonal and interviewing skills
  • Ability to communicate with clients who may be difficult to reach or reluctant to engage in conversation
  • Awareness of various cultures and sensitivities
  • Understanding of when to refer an individual to medical, social, or supervisory resources
     
  • ** NOTE:  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.
  • 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
  • Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
     
    If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.
     
    OPS – Other Personal Services / Temporary Employment
     
    WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
    State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory
    Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
    Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
    Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements, please consult with your servicing HR office for details)
    Deferred Compensation - voluntary
    Employee Assistance Program - voluntary
     
    WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
    Any form of paid leave
    Paid holidays
    aParticipation in the Florida Retirement System
    Reinstatement rights or retention rights
     
    APPLICABLE LAWS/RULES:
    Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes
    Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code
     

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.


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