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SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64085223

Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Location: 

ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084


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Requisition No: 644061 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64085223

Position Number: 64085223 

Salary:  $35,000 - $37,750 

Posting Closing Date: 06/26/2022 

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This Senior Licensed Practical Nursing position provides clinical support to professional medical staff for clients in the Ryan White  Program; Case Management as an Early Intervention Specialist (EIS); HIV Counseling, testing and linkages to care; and will provide direct patient care in the HIV Clinics in St. Johns County Health Department, under the direction of a Registered Nurse, APRN, or Licensed Physician. 

Clinical Support

  • Provides clinical support to the Ryan White Program Nurse before during and after scheduled appointments.  Under the direction of the registered nurse or medical provider, is responsible for taking vitals, preparing and administering ordered vaccines, collection of laboratory specimens, (Blood urine).  Responsible for preparing collected specimens for transport to state or private laboratories for analysis.  Accurately inputs standard and future labs into computer and prepares computer reports as instructed. Conducts ongoing client screenings (e.g. risk, nutritional).

 

Case Management

  • Works closely with new and returning to care clients with staying engaged in their care and navigating the system of care and is intended to be responsive to the immediate needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS. Follows the Supportive Case Management Processes included in the EIS Program Manual.
  • Assists Comprehensive Case Managers with the coordination, support, notification, and documenting, as required, of all medical, dental, mental health, or any other ordered HIV related outpatient services or procedures.
  • Works with EIS Program Team to send client reminder calls and ensure document preparation for any upcoming appointments.

 

Laboratory Duties

  • Responsible for preparing and shipping of specimens, monitoring lab results for timeliness, and working with clinical team to address all positive labs related to the HIV Program.  
  • Shares responsibility for updating lab processes as needed as well as the maintenance of all required logs in lab.  

 

HIV Counseling and Testing Coordinator

Coordinates HIV Counseling and Testing including scheduling, monitoring client centered anonymous and confidential HIV counseling and testing in accordance with statutory requirements and established public health policy supporting the FDOH-SJCHD walk-in testing or field testing. 

 

Clinical Supply Management for HIV Clinics

Establish and maintain clinical services supply inventory including but not limited to weekly

    • Assessment of supply need and usage
    • Ordering supplies – through My Florida Market place
    • Maintain inventory listing of clinical supplies
    • Distribution of supplies

 

Participates in and actively promotes the Agency’s organizational effectiveness and excellence by fostering individual and team development activities through the FDOH St. Johns Sterling Management Model. 

             

Ensures the integrity/confidentiality of all data sets in the program; complies with the information security protocols and Procedures (DOHP 50-10-16); security and privacy of client information is maintained; disclosure of confidential information is released only after proper authorization has been obtained; and information that is exempt from public record disclosure is maintained in a confidential manner.

 

Perform other related duties as required by the position and within the realm of the Classification Specifications for a Senior Licensed Practical Nurse.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of Safety and Security; Confidentiality, Medications, Medical Records Documentation, Labs

 

 

 

Qualifications:

Minimum: Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse): F.S. 464 

Maintains HIV pre and post-test counseling certification

This position will be required to become 501 certified within one year of hire

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.

 

  

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:

ST. Johns County Health Department

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: Jacksonville