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Date:  Nov 17, 2022


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Requisition No: 617103 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64004476 

Salary:  $1,673.56 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/29/2022 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


Senior Community Health Nurse

The Department of Health in Pinellas has a Senior Community Health Nurse position open in the Medical Services Program.   The successful applicant will work primarily in the Immunization, Family Planning and STD clinics and will evaluate clients in a variety of settings within the scope of Florida State and Federal guidelines.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct services to clients including:  immunization, administration of ordered medications, pregnancy testing, tuberculosis testing and other testing or services which fall within nursing practice
  • Offers education and information on family planning methods and services
  • Counsels clients on basic health promotion and risk behaviors, including but not limited to:  communicable disease control, maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, growth and development, safety and anticipatory guidance
  • Advises and counsels clients on health promotion, STD & HIV risk reduction, and care and management of disease
  • Assists nursing supervisor with clinic management, monitoring clinic flow and caseload 
  • Responds promptly to emergency situations within the building
  • Completes assignments and functions independently
  • Follows policies and procedures, including standing orders
  • Meets productivity expectations for this position
  • Assists examiners as needed
  • Assists in review of electronic laboratory results and provides follow-up and case management
  • Documents all observations and actions accurately utilizing the electronic record, and the Florida Shots Registry
  • Complies with HIPAA guidelines and the Florida Department of Health's Information Security Policy ensuring client information is secure 100% of the time
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Keeps supervisor informed
  • Attends staff meetings as required
  • Attends training for personal and professional growth
  • Meets annual training requirements


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Skill in use of a personal computer
  • Knowledge of patient confidentiality laws 
  • Use multiple computer programs and software such as Microsoft office to retrieve and/or input data. 
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others 
  • Ability to manage diverse situations



Minimum - 

  • Clear and active license in the State of Florida to practice as a registered nurse
  • Current valid Florida Driver’s License or able to obtain one within 30 days of employment
  • Access to private transportation and willing to travel to other locations and provide coverage as needed
  • At least one year experience working with an electronic medical record


Preferred - 

  • At least one year experience working as a Registered Nurse
  • At least one year experience working in a public health environment


  Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


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. Petersburg Center of the Department of Health in Pinellas County

205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. North 

St. Petersburg, FL 33701



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

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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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. 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: 


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. 

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