Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:35 PM
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE :
Salary: 40,000.00: 46,
Posting Closing Date: 01/13/2018
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Polk 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinical Duties Include:
:Preparation of the clinic area and equipment.
:Assist physicians and ARNPs with exams and procedures.
:Interprets, educates, and reinforces the providers plan of care for the client.
:Interview clients to obtain complete health history and presenting complaints.
:Take vital signs and perform other screening tests.
:Collect specimens for laboratory tests and interpret laboratory results.
:Follow up on abnormal and late lab reports.
:Administer medications as ordered by physicians or under medical protocol and guidelines.
:Make appropriate referrals and assist clients to make necessary arrangements.
:Maintains accurate records and reports.
:Assess immunization status of all clients and immunizes in accordance to current standards.
:Enters immunization information into Florida Shots.
:Provides screening for the HIV antibody virus, pre and post test counsels, provides education, and refers for medical evaluation and other support services.
:Document and maintain accurate data entry into the client Electronic Health Record.
:Assessing needs and planning with families to meet these needs
:Giving and/or demonstrating nursing care specific to clients needs.
:Educate and counsel clients and their families according to assessed needs.
:Providing emotional support to clients and families
:Conferring with physicians and other community agencies to provide continuity of care.
:Reviews records for accuracy and completeness for QI audits.
:Facilitate case management of families through work with staff, Medicaid HMOs, and/or insurance companies.
:Coordinates with HMOs regarding appropriate referral services.
:Participates in staff and in:service educational programs.
:Attends assigned committee meetings.
:Assists with inventory of supplies, medications and vaccines.
:Assists with monitoring temperature controls with notation on appropriate logs for refrigerators and freezer per protocol.
:Maintains time/attendance/travel/EARs records.
:Maintains and increases competency through educational materials and classes.
:Assists in orientation of new personnel and volunteers.
:Assists with preceptorship of students assigned to the clinic.
:Assists with supervision, as a charge nurse, of the clinical staff and the clinic as assigned by the Sr. CHN Supervisor.
:As a state employee of the PCHD : employee will participate in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Activities.
:This position may serve clients that speak only Spanish, Creole, or other languages. It may require performance of interpreter duties, if bilingual, or implementation of the Departments limited English proficiency plan.
Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
:Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.
:Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
:Skill in performing uncomplicated surgical procedures.
:Ability to administer prescribed medications.
:Ability to perform complete physical appraisals of patients.
:Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses.
:Ability to initiate diagnostic laboratory tests and evaluate the results.
:Ability to manage the care of patients.
:Ability to work w
• Location: Lakeland
• Post ID: 45605577 lakeland