Health Educator - 64004888

State Of Florida Mangonia Park , FL 33407

Posted 2 months ago

Requisition No: 450221

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR - 64004888

Position Number: 64004888

Salary: $27,926.08

Posting Closing Date: 09/14/2021

Open Competitive Opportunity

This is a Health Educator position supporting a large caseload of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Work is performed under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant II - SES. Requires independent judgment, initiative, applying general knowledge of business practices and skill in applying instructions to accomplish various job functions. Complies with the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422 F.S. and Chapter 3A-24 Florida Administrative Code regarding prompt payment process of special formula.

This position is designated as a sensitive position and is required to maintain confidential information in accordance with Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Palm Beach County Health Department (CHD) Information Security Policy, Protocols and Procedures. Confidential information data sets include:

Social Security, WIC and Administrative. This position may view, update, or release confidential information. This position has access to Health Management System (HMS); WIC FL WiSE System; Florida Medicaid Management Information System (FMMIS); Florida Shots and Q-Flow. Views FL SHOTS to assess immunization record for targeted groups of clients for immunization status.

Responsible for income eligibility determination for WIC participants according to DMS150-24 (WIC Supplemental Procedures Manual). Will verify client eligibility in the Florida Medicaid Management Information System (FMMIS) for the purpose of confirming adjunctive eligibility. Interviews clients to obtain and verify demographic and income data. Initiates the establishment of client record in the WIC FL WiSE System.

Provides federally mandated second nutrition education for low-risk WIC participants on basic nutrition and breastfeeding support, following established protocols and WIC Program procedures and guidelines as stated in the WIC Manual (DHM 150-24). Issues cash equivalent EBT benefits according to DMS150-24. Notifies clients of expiring certification. Dispenses directly distributed infant formula according to established procedures.

Answers phone and appropriately handles all calls according to FDOH CHD policies and procedures. Schedules certification, re-certification and follow up appointments in WIC FL WiSE system according to established procedures.

Follows up on missed appointments and completes reports as directed. Refers clients in need of vaccination to Immunization clinic.

Offers clients an opportunity to register to vote according to Federal mandates. Completes a voter preference form for authorized representatives for all certification and re-certification appointments.

Participates in the development of nutrition education displays and materials. Works with Nutrition Education Team to develop lesson plans and materials for educational purposes.

Participates in the evaluation of the effectiveness of nutrition education activities. Participates in national and state nutrition and breastfeeding campaigns as related to educational activities. Participates in breast feeding promotion and support activities.

Provides referral to other FDOH CHD services, resources and other community agencies and programs. Maintains inventories according to established state and agency requirements and procedures.

Participates in the training of new employees as directed by supervisor. Provides coverage in satellite clinics and relief coverage in other FDOH CHD centers as needed. Participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and other staff development activities.

Oversees daily operational activities such as mail distribution and other activities necessary to maintain clinic operations. Participates in WIC outreach activities within FDOH CHD and in the community. Performs other related duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skill in presenting information orally

  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Windows based computer software programs, internet, and email

  • Ability to apply high-level customer service to internal or external customers

  • Ability to accurately complete standard mathematical calculations

  • Ability to communicate verbally in a comprehensible, focused, and appropriate manner

  • Ability to prioritize and organize work and control use of time

  • Ability to collect, record and analyze data

  • Ability to recognize and handle confidential documents

  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions

Qualifications:

  • Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

  • Valid Driver's License

  • This position works primarily in an office setting and most of the working period is spent in a seated position. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

  • Travel throughout Palm Beach County is required.

  • This position requires substantial repetitive movement of the wrists, hands, or fingers for sustained periods of time.

  • This position occasionally required to lift and/or move objects up to 25 lbs.

  • Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Work hours may be adjusted to accommodate evening and/or weekend clinics or activities.

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

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

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

Accountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

Responsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:

Palm Beach County Health Department, 1150 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Tuition waivers;

  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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: http://www.sss.gov

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.

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: Palm Beach

Nearest Secondary Market: Miami



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