Requisition No: 317024
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: OPS SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64941421 1 1
Position Number: 64941421
Salary: $24 per hr.
Posting Closing Date: 05/18/2021
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Manatee 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.
Note: This position requires a Registered Nursing License valid in the State of Florida.
The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its vision to be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.
The incumbent, an employee of the Florida Department of Health
Duties & Responsibilities:
This employee will be cross-trained to work in Family Planning, Communicable Disease, Immunizations, Preventive Care, and medicine room for the Nurse Issuance Program.
DIRECT PATIENT CARE AT OUTREACH EVENTS VIA HEALTH COACH: This position primary responsibilities are related to support all outreach events provided through the Health Coach (mobile medical unit). This position provides nursing services to patients in the clinic for the Immunization, Family Planning Program, STD Testing and other programs, assigned to the mobile unit clinics in community-based locations and other clinics as needed.
Duties will include but may not be limited to:
Obtaining objective and subjective health histories; performing measurements of height, weight
Taking/reviewing immunization status; determining contraindications to immunizations; issuing Immunization certificates;
Education; administration of oral and injectable vaccines and biologicals;
Screening and testing for tuberculosis;
STD/HIV pre and posttest counseling;
Documenting and coding at the time of service
Participate/Asist Clinician on limited Physical Exams
May take confidential information into the field or generate confidential information while in the field as part of their normal activities.
Ensures that clients are registered into the HMS system and Florida Shots; inputs immunization histories, vaccines and activities into the HMS and Fl shots system while the client is present.
DIRECT PATIENT CARE AT DOH CLINICS: Provides direct patient care at DOH -Manatee on-site clinics, as assigned to support Immunizations, Family planning, Preventative Care, TB, STD and PrEP Clinics. Duties will include but may not be limited to:
Perform nursing assessments, medical histories, health promotion education and healthy lifestyles counseling in a culturally sensitive manner.
Screens for domestic violence and provides intervention as indicated. Assesses tobacco use and provides cessation information.
Provides preconception, contraception, and pregnancy education and counseling.
Conducts HIV screening and counseling.
Performs screening and testing for tuberculosis.
Administers oral and injectable vaccines in accordance with ACIP and CDC recommendations and enters information into Florida SHOTS and HMS.
Issues medications under the nurse issuance protocol.
Counsels and refers for sterilization procedures.
Assists physicians in the exam room and accurately completes all paperwork associated with various physical exams.
Provides referrals for PrEP according to guidelines.
Documents in the EHR and codes all services into HMS.
Performance expectations based on this job description will be reviewed through individual conferences, direct observation and input from supervisors. This employee must be knowledgeable in policies and procedures of the agency and can perform technical nursing functions.
NURSING MENTORSHIP: The incumbent will mentor staff and students affiliated with contracted institutions.
Documents client services in HMS
Monitors business flow process with Q-Flow
Completes mandatory training 100% of the time
EARs/DARs will be completed within 7 days of the service provision, 95% of the time.
OTHER DUTIES: Performs other related duties as required. May be required to perform additional duties at the direction of Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor.
Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed. 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 or Red Cross 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."
Must maintain quality of services delivered in all tasks associated with position.
All information held in health records is confidential with access governed by state and federal laws. Confidential information includes the client's name, address, medical, social and financial data and services received. Sexually transmitted disease should afford clients privacy, confidentiality and dignity.
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.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and other professional and staff development activities.
Independently and professionally addresses and resolves all customer service issues and takes appropriate actions.
ADDITIONAL JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
Trainings/Meetings- Attend all mandatory meeting/trainings as assigned by the position.
Confidentiality- Ensure all information held in the health records is confidential with access governed by state and federal laws during projects assigned. Will keep confidential information including the client's name, address, medical, social, and financial data and services rendered.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques
Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously, both verbal and written.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others
Ability to solve problems creatively
Ability to prioritize and organize tasks for maximum efficiency
Must possess basic computer skills.
Ability to administer medications
Ability to observe patients' symptoms and reactions to treatment
Knowledge of aseptic technique and universal precautions
Ability to relate with clients and the public in a culturally sensitive, respectful manner
Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness
Ability to provide preventive health care treatment by teaching and demonstration
Weekdays-Daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Schedule may vary based on agency needs
Total hours in workweek 40
May be required to work evening and weekends when specific activities dictate.
Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
Note: Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
Current State Employees
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 http://www.sss.gov.
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.
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 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.
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.
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