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Posted: Friday, January 5, 2018 10:32 AM

Requisition No: 27308 Agency: Department of Health Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64029386 Position Number: 64029386 Salary: $40,000.00- $46,000.00 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 provider’s 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. Case Management Assessing needs and planning with families to meet these needs Giving and/or demonstrating nursing care specific to client’s 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. Other Functions 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 Department’s 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 with patients having a variety of physical problems. Ability to compile and evaluate medical histories and other clinical and laboratory data. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Licensure/registration/certification requirements Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27. Valid Florida Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment. *Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 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, visit . 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Note : You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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 on 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, FS, 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.

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