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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64054552

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: SEBRING, FL, US, 33875

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Requisition No: 290442 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64054552

Position Number: 64054552 

Salary:  $23,645.18-23,645.18 

Posting Closing Date: 01/19/2021 

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION : 

This is a Career Service, Licensed Practical Nurse, an employee of the Highlands County Health Department, represents the agency and its mission and values. This position will work as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the Highlands County School District. The work schedule for this position will run concurrent with the ten (10) month school calendar for the Highlands County Public School System.  The incumbent is part of the organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy and teamwork in a diverse environment.  This position is under the direct supervision of the Senior Community Health Nurse Supervisor.   Incumbent handles protected health information on a need to know basis following Department of Health Information Security and Privacy Policy and procedures.  Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing health information.  Employee is responsible to maintain confidentiality, security, privacy and integrity of protected health information.  This is a position which may require coverage at other locations including evening hours as mandated by the Supervisor or designee.  Refers to and utilizes DOH 50-10-16 Information Security and Privacy Policy as needed. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:  

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.

Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties.   

Florida License as a Practical Nurse as required in 464.001f.s., Current CPR and First Aide Certification. Incumbent must have a valid Florida driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to hire.  Incumbent must physically be capable of moving office materials and supplies in boxes with a weight up to 40 lbs.  The incumbent must have skills for operation of a menu driven computerized electronic medical record system.

Emergency duty: Incumbent is 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.

   

Working hours: (A) Daily from 07:15AM to 02:45PM (B) Total hours in workweek 35.  Additional hours as needed. FTE 1.0 will work flex schedule.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

Health Room (Clinic) (1) Observes and assesses students and provides comfort measures.   (2) Reports health trends and problems or changes in health status to the supervising nurse for a complete nursing assessment. (3)  Assists/ performs basic first aid and CPR for students and staff (4) Records health room services on approved log or computer program, and as appropriate, in student’s cumulative health record. (5)  Makes parental contact for ill or injured students.  (6)  Administers medications as prescribed and monitors students receiving medications.(Requires LPN or nursing License).  Maintains documentation of medication administration according to policy.   (8)  Maintains a clean and orderly health room and orders needed supplies. (9)Collects data in computer system to accurately reflect all services provided in the health room by self or other providers and reports data regularly according to school health and DOH policies. Documents health services according to accepted medical documentation standards in student record and Health Office Electronic record. (10) Performs specialized procedures within scope of practice of an LPN License and as delegated by the RN .

 

Health Screenings  (1) Performs screenings, vision hearing scoliosis, growth, BMI, dental and hypertension as required by school health policy and state mandates. Assist RN to perform rescreens of students who fail initial screen as needed (2) Records results in students cumulative health record.  (3) Makes referrals for abnormal findings to parents. Keeps accurate record of referrals made, number of follow-ups and outcomes.  Informs supervising nurse of progress with referrals.

 

Case Management  (1) Assists the supervising nurse with case management of students with health related problems.  May make follow-up telephone calls. Keeps supervising nurse informed about all case management activities.   (2) Refers suspected child abuse, pregnant teens, possible substance abuse, suicidal discussions, students with emotional problems and any other non-routine incidents directly to administration and supervising nurse.  (3)  Follow State statutes for reporting suspected child abuse. (3) Implements IHCP's , reports student outcomes or changes in health status to staff and supervisor when indicated.

 

Record Review:  (1) reviews the health records of all students for proper documentation of immunizations and physical examination.  (2) Purges health folders of duplicate forms.  (3)  Notifies parents of instances of incomplete immunizations, lack of physical examination and tracks completion of required documentation. Assist in obtaining records from previous schools when possible (4) Identifies documented chronic health problems and initiates development of Individual Health Care Plans for those students. 5)  Keeps school administration informed about incomplete immunizations, physical examinations and records. (6) Assures appropriate maintenance and confidentiality of health records in student files and data system. (3) Maintains Health Alerts for students with chronic conditions and keeps teachers and staff informed and updated on a regular basis.

 

 

Health Education:  (1) Assist the school in promoting positive health and hygiene practices by reinforcing education in the health room as the need arises. (2) Assist with the preparation of and provides presentation of staff in-services and student education as directed by supervising nurse. (3) Provides individual education to students, parents and staff as approved by the nursing supervisor. (4)Assists with training school personnel responsible for administering medications in the absence of health staff.

 

Attends selected training workshops and in-service programs. Will participate in school safety committees, school advisory committees and IEP teams at the request of the nurse supervisor.  Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.  May be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of emergency conditions.

 

Other related duties as required by supervisor.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES ESSENTIAL TO THIS ROLE:

 

Licensed Practical Nurse with experience in healthcare setting. Experience in educational setting desired. Knowledge of principals and techniques of written and verbal communication. Ability to organize independently, and deliver services according to policy, procedures and student Individual Health Care Plan. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to collect data and submit in a specified time frame. Ability to physically move in a school and office environment. Ability to transport self to school and work locations independently. Have skills for operation of a menu driven computerized electronic medical record system. Physically capable of moving office materials and supplies in boxes with a weight up to 40 lbs. Current CPR and First aid certifications.

 

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 (DOH) 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.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

 

 

 

 

  • ** 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.  Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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.
     

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring