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Date: Oct 12, 2019

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Requisition No: 68136 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64952416 

Salary:  $66,560 - $73,216 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2019 

OPS Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Specialist

Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County health department locations are approved sites for student loan repayment assistance with the National Health Service Corps for qualified health care providers.

The OPS Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Specialist 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.


  • 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, such as urinalysis, smears, complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays) 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 such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • 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.
  • Prescribe or recommend medications or other forms of treatment.
  • 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 APRN

Three or more years of experience in Internal or Family Medicine clinic setting

Current clear and active Florida Nursing License or a multistate license from another compact State.


Desirable Qualifications:

Extensive computer skills, including the use of an electronic health record

Experience working in a public health setting.

Experience leading a clinic team.


*Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application 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 payband/ 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.

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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