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SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64006466

Date:  Nov 27, 2022
Location: 

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL, US, 34983


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Requisition No: 673626 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64006466

Position Number: 64006466 

Salary:  50,389.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/04/2022 

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 

This is a senior community health nursing position functioning as a Registered Nurse in the health clinic and STD program. 

Provides nursing services which includes nursing assessments, case management, medication issuance and administration, documenting in the electronic health record and referrals to other community resources as needed. This position will work in the public health nursing programs in Family Planning, RN protocol, Tuberculosis, STD testing and treatment, Immunization clinics, adult health/ Primary Care. This position is responsible for providing counseling and testing on STDs, HIV and Family Planning options including birth control, pregnancy testing and counseling. Assists physicians and APRN in clinic settings, interviews clients, obtains clients health history, and performs nursing assessments with referrals as indicated.  Autonomously runs the RN Protocol schedule. Performs related duties in the laboratory and other tests which includes drawing blood, interprets physician’s recommendations to clients, provides case management and follow up as required.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Nursing.  Provides and documents nursing assessments for clients which include interviewing, counseling, health education, STD testing, and STD treatment in the clinic. Provides appropriate teaching and health education to Florida Department of Health clients.  Assists with referrals to private physicians and to outside agencies

This position performs generalized public health work for STD in an area geographically removed from direct supervision.  This position will provide nursing assessments, case management, and referrals to other community resources as needed.  Nursing services are provided to identify barriers to learning through the identification of health problems while utilizing STD testing with referrals and follow ups.   Assists the DIS (disease intervention specialist) with client interviews and lab draws. Work is performed under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Nursing. 

Provides and documents nursing assessments for clients which include interviewing, counseling, health education, STD testing, and STD treatment in the clinic and community.  Interview’s clients infected with an STD and educate patients regarding their infection and future medical follow-up.  Develops a plan to locate and refer their sex partners and others who may be infected. Case manage and follow up for test of cure as required.  Conducts field investigations and record searches as well as follow-up on sex partners and infected patients. 

Contacts agencies to promote employee vaccinations and set-up outreaches with agencies including but not limited to Save the Chimps, FPUA etc. Organizes and provides outreach vaccination services. 

Participates in educational trainings. Attends mandatory STD clinic and county health department staff meetings. Attends mandatory clinic and county health department staff meetings. Completes required TRAIN. Maintains licensure. Performs related work as required and Other added duties. 

Maintains client confidentiality and security in accordance with DOHP50-10-16 Information Security & Privacy Policy.  Authorized access to designated secure area(s) (Med Rooms/File Room) granted by prox or key.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

RN license, ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and clients, ability to bend, walk, lift, sit and stand for extended periods of time, ability to conduct nursing/job duties in field settings to include all areas of all neighborhoods.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum

  • Florida Registered Nursing License or a multi-state Registered Nursing License from another compact state
  • One year experience working in the nursing field
  • Valid Driver’s License, if out of state a valid Florida Driver's License is required within 30 days of hire
  • 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

  • Experience presenting health education to individuals or groups
  • Experience working in a health clinic
  • Bilingual in English and 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:

Port St Lucie

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

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • 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.

 

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: Port Saint Lucie