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Date: Mar 8, 2018

Location: STUART, FL, US, 34994

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Requisition No: 31585 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64003142 

Salary:  $1798.46 biweekly-10 month position 

Posting Closing Date: 03/26/2018 

**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. 

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized alien worker will be hired.

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.



The incumbent in this position functions under the supervision of a Community Health Nursing Supervisor; Occupies a ten-month career service position and works only when school is in session; utilizes annual leave or leave without pay plus personal checks to maintain state benefits when not in a working status. The incumbent must possess a current RN license in the State of Florida.

The incumbent, an employee of the Florida Department of Health in Martin, represents the agency and its mission and values. The incumbent is part of the global public health organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy, and teamwork, in a diverse environment.

Maintains quality of services delivered in all tasks associated with position as evidenced in periodic evaluation/monitoring performance of specific competencies. In the event of a disaster, this health department is required to assume specific responsibilities during and after the event. This employee will be expected to report for duty during and/or after the disaster as needed.



Acts as an independent agent of this department in the role of school nurse working within the school district; trains, delegates, monitors, and evaluates non-medical staff in the school health setting, insuring that students and staff have a safe, healthy environment in which to work; provides on –going educational programs, training of staff to perform medication administration, special procedures, etc. according to state and local guidelines; acts as case manager for students with special acute and chronic conditions including diabetes, coordinating services between parents and physicians; makes referrals for identified health issues by sending letters, making phone calls and home visits as indicated; follows up to insure satisfactory outcomes are achieved; and that student health issues are identified and addressed; initiates and updates student health care plans and emergency action plans for those students with special medical problems. Verbal communication with parents, staff, students and health care providers is essential to make appropriate referrals. Employee must be able to hear normal conversational levels and be able to communicate in an effective manner so as to establish trust and defuse any negative situations.  Records health information accurately, completely, legibly, and grammatically correct; responds promptly to emergency situations which may require carrying emergency supplies/equipment to any location on campus; provides first aid to any injured student or staff person at whatever location on campus this may be required (classroom, gymnasium, playground, etc.).


Reviews immunization records of students to ascertain compliance with current ACIP/CDC recommendations and state requirements.  Make recommendations as necessary. Follows-up with school personnel and/or parents to assure compliance is met where deficiencies exist. Utilizes Florida Shots to obtain and input immunizations. Provides immunizations during scheduled clinics.



Schedules, coordinates, carries out health screenings on mandated grade levels and on referrals; assists families in need to obtain further medical care as indicated by abnormal findings following routine screenings; intervenes on behalf of the student with school personnel when health issues may affect the educational process; attends school district meetings for students with identified health needs. Provides training in proper technique/performance to school personnel providing initial health screenings. Health screenings may require lifting or carrying equipment weighing 20 pounds or more. Positioning of the screener occasionally requires bending, stooping, or stretching to accommodate the correct screening technique.


Provides individual student counseling on issues, such as, nutrition, physical exercise, communicable diseases, human sexuality, family planning, risk taking behaviors, hygiene, growth and development, time permitting and upon referral. Refers to appropriate medical and social agencies.


Provides educational information to school personnel regarding student health issues. Provides and/or assists with classroom health education programs as invited or arranged.

Assists with new school health employee orientation utilizing established training materials as assigned.  Maintains CPR/AED certification.

Completes required trainings.  Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. to maintain level of nursing competency and licensure.


All information held in health records is confidential, with access governed by state and federal laws. Confidential information includes the client’s name, address, medical, social and financial data and services received. Sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy information is of a more sensitive nature and is to be maintained by the school nurse in a separate confidential file inaccessible to other staff. This employee will adhere to all regulations re: confidentiality of client’s personal and medical information.

Perform other related work when requested

Special Note:  Incumbent may be required to work during 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 to perform other emergency.  Duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to solve problems creatively
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks for maximum efficiency
  • Must possess basic computer skills (word, excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to administer medications
  • Ability to observe patients' symptoms and reactions to treatment
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique and universal precautions
  • Ability to relate with clients and the public in a culturally sensitive, respectful manner.
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness.


Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

       Registered Nurse  FS 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with FAC 210-8.27


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 from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 

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 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: Port Saint Lucie

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