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SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64051378

Date:  Sep 20, 2022
Location: 

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL, US, 34983


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Requisition No: 693901 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64051378

Position Number: 64051378 

Salary:  55,000 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 10/09/2022 

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor position functioning as a Registered Nurse and Supervisor within the health promotion team.  This position will focus on implementing activities within the Community Health Improvement Plan to reduce chronic diseases and conditions, to include developing and managing interventions that modify behavioral risk factors in diet, physical activity, early prevention screenings, and healthy weight management. This position requires public speaking, coalition building, program development skills, marketing and public relations. This position requires a working knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. This position requires local travel and some weekend and evening hours. 

Serves as the program coordinator of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), “Prevent T2 for All”.  Recruit community-based settings to participate and host program.  Supervise the daily operations to include the development of an annual workplan, timeline, budget and communication plan.  Oversee the recruitment and training of life-style coaches to deliver the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approved curriculum both in-person and virtually through the HALT Platform.  Increase awareness of pre-diabetes and NDPP enrollment through social marketing and promotional messaging to the community and providers.  Collaborate with Hillsborough County Staff to report local program numbers to maintain CDC recognition.  Complete training to become a NDPP Lifestyle Coach and training on how to use the HALT platform.  Complete training to become a Certified Diabetic Educator.

Supervises staff from the healthiest weight program and supports their implementation of community-based physical activity and nutrition strategies in early learning childcare centers, K-12 schools, and worksites (including all six FDOH-St. Lucie sites).  Responsible for reviewing staff work plans and reports prior to submission to state office, identifying staff training needs, providing coaching and feedback on work, approving leave, and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions.

Plans and participates in community outreach events with staff and partners that raise awareness about modifiable behavior risks to prevent chronic diseases.  Conducts health screenings, such as BMI, blood glucose, A1C, blood pressure, etc., Ensures that program events and activities are promoted and documented through social media posts, community partners, and within FDOH-St. Lucie. Oversees staff development of flyers, social media post.  Ensures that photos and event write ups are completed with every event and submitted to the Director of Health Promotion.

Participates in Healthy St. Lucie Coalition, St. Lucie Diabetes Coalition, and other community coalitions to raise awareness of goals within the Community Health Improvement Plan, the Healthiest Weight workplan, and promotes the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  Collaborates with partners and other health promotion programs in FDOH-St. Lucie to leverage reach and synergy within the community around CHIP goals and strategies.  Promotes national health observances aligned with health promotion goals.

Maintains nursing licensure. Performs other related duties as assigned, including, but not limited to disaster preparedness activities.  Attends all required DOH and other meetings/trainings. Apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Performs related work as required and Other added duties.

 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

RN license, BSL certification, ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and clients, ability to bend and twist, walk up to ½ mile, able to lift to 50 pounds, sit and stand for extended periods of time, ability to conduct nursing/job duties in field settings to include all areas of all neighborhoods.

Valid Florida Driver’s License

 

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • 3 years of nursing experience
  • 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Valid Driver’s license, if out of state a valid Florida Driver's license is required within 30 days of hire
  • This position requires occasional work on evenings and weekends. Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Able to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Current, active Florida Registered Nursing License or a Multistate Registered Nursing License from another compact state
  • Active BLS certificate
  • You may need to use your own personal vehicle at times. Willing to provide your own transportation
  • Special Needs Shelter during an event of an emergency
  • Are you able to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency
  • This position will be required to conduct nursing/job duties in a variety of settings, including all areas of all neighborhoods, including those that are social/economically deprived and/or predominantly minority.  Willing to provide nursing/job duties in these field settings
  • Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted
  • This position requires both in and out of state travel. Able to travel within Florida and/or out of state
  • Able to walk ½ mile at a time

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
  • Bilingual-English/Spanish or another language
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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:

5150 NW Milner Drive

Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

 

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) 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: Port Saint Lucie