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Date:  Jul 29, 2022

TAMPA, FL, US, 33616

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website.

Requisition No: 673481 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64086255 

Salary:  $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 08/18/2022 


Community Health/School Health – Senior Community Health Nurse

4704B W. Montgomery Ave, TAMPA, FL 33616


Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough 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.


Join an amazing company culture that values employee growth and development at the Florida Department of Health. Professional development is highly encouraged and supported within our organization through opportunities for mentorships and educational and skills training.  From the moment you are hired, you can begin to grow as a professional and a leader, through strategic planning, internal committees, and project engagement.  There are also many opportunities for continuing education at no cost to the employee.  If you are looking to further your education through a college degree, the Florida Department of Health can help with our tuition reimbursement program.  We offer an inspiring and encouraging atmosphere to support you while you work with us. 


The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose, and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues. The Florida Department of Health develops policies and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. The Florida Department of Health also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants, and children with special health care needs, regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.


School Health Nurse

The school nurse will work within the School District of Hillsborough County, Florida.

The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. The school nurse is uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment, and referral procedures.  Duties will include nursing assessments for students with health problems or at high-risk for developing health problems.


School nurses are also responsible for training and supervising Licensed Practical Nurses functioning in the role of Health Assistant as mandated by the Nurse Practice Act, along with training and monitoring Unlicensed Assistive Personnel.  The nurse must have the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with students, parents and staff.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide mandated health screening to students along with referrals and follow-up as needed.
  • Counsel students, staff and family members in the area of physical, emotional and social health.
  • Assure that school personnel who are assigned to administer medication or perform procedures are properly trained.
  • Develop care plans for students with health care needs that must be addressed during the school day.
  • Review student health records to insure compliance with the immunization requirements for school attendance.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices, and techniques. 
  • Ability to work with students and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan, monitor, and evaluate services provided to students.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to teach and demonstrate preventative health care and basic health care.
  • Knowledge of community resources.




  • Valid State of Florida Registered Nurse license
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) Note:  Candidates selected for interview will be required to furnish proof of licensure and official educational transcript from an accredited school (i.e., license, diploma and/or transcripts)
  • Current certification in First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • 2 years of registered nurse experience


  • 2 years of experience supervising health staff
  • 2 years of experience providing health presentations
  • 2 years of experience in school health, pediatrics, public health, critical care or emergency room.


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:

In the public schools at an assigned school (may be more than 1).


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:  Career Service

We believe in inclusivity. Experience what it’s like to work for a company where you feel like you belong.  Our organization values diversity and appreciates the perspectives each of our employees bring.  The Florida Department of Health is not just a place to work, but a place where you can make an impact and grow professionally and personally.  We offer family-friendly benefits for our career service and SES employees:

  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click
  • Excellent low-cost State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options (State pays a large portion of the Medical Insurance Premiums)
  • Free investment planning
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Generous vacation and sick leave benefits
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year
  • Tuition waivers to attend State Universities/Community Colleges (covers up to 6 credit hours per semester)
  • Some positions could have the opportunity to telework
  • Programming to promote employee health, wellness, and safety
  • For a more complete list of benefits, visit or


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) 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.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 


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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