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SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE

Company: MyFlorida
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64029355 Date: Jul 19, 2022 Location: LAKELAND, FL, US, 33805 The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/workforce\_operations/human\_resource\_management/for\_job\_applicants/e\_verify) .Requisition No: 562341 Agency: Department of HealthWorking Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64029355Position Number: 64029355 Salary: $42,000 - $46,000 Posting Closing Date: 08/04/2022 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. Your Specific Responsibilities: The incumbent if part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Polk County in its missionto protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community effortsand its vision to be theHealthiest Statein the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values ofInnovation,Collaboration,Accountability,Responsiveness andExcellencein all aspects of their work.This position is a Lead RN position in the Lakeland Clinic. Clinical Duties + Assures that the clinic area is prepared for clients. + Works closely with SCHNS regarding staffing in the clinic and as a backup in all areas. + Assists with supervision of staff and the clinic as assigned by the Sr. CHN Supervisor. + Assist physicians and APRNs with exams and procedures. + Interprets, educates, and reinforces the provider's plan of care for the client. + Interview clients to obtain 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/providers or under medical protocol and guidelines. + Make appropriate referrals and assist clients to make necessary arrangements. + Enters all client information into the electronic health record and 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 posttest counsels, provides education, and refers for medical evaluation and other support services. + Works closely with the supervisor to create a smooth flow of the clinic and increase client satisfaction and work towards decreasing client wait time. + Is cross trained in Immunization and the STD clinic and works closely with other health professionals to provide quality care to the client. + Is efficient in PFS and responsible for monitoring and maintaining the log - Medication Inventory for the medications used in the clinic Case Management Ct + Assessing needs and planning with families to meet these needs documents care and services in HMS. + Giving and/or demonstrating nursing care specific to client's needs documents care and services in HMS. + Educates and counsels clients and Their families according to assessed needs. + Provides 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. + Provides necessarily follow up and referrals in a timely manner. + Follow-up of epidemiological investigations, as requested. + Maintain appropriate records and reports regarding abnormal Pap reports, colposcopies, Family Planning clients (tubal ligation/occlusion, vasectomy) in a timely manner and documents all findings in HMS. + Facilitate case management of families through work with staff, Medicaid HMOs, and/or insurance companies. + Coordinates with HMOs regarding appropriate referral services. Other Responsibilities + Participates in staff and in-service educational programs. + Attends assigned committee meetings. + Assists with inventory of supplies, medications, and vaccines. + Maintains time/attendance/travel/EARs record. + Maintains and increases competency through educational materials and classes. + Assist in orientation of new personnel and volunteers. + Assists with preceptorship of students assigned to the clinic. + Assist with monitoring of electronic medical records for accuracy and completeness. + As a state employee of the PCHD - employee will participate in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Activities. + Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.Provides education for clients and community groups + Assists in orientation of new personnel and preceptorship of students assigned to the clinic + Coordinate the various skills of staff members toward the objectives of improved health in the community + Assists with supervision of the clinical staff and clinic as assigned by the Clinical Nursing Supervisor + Provides as a backup support to the supervisor as requested and takes charge of situation/ clinic when needed. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: + 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. + Knowledge and ability to use electronic health systems. + Ability to administer prescribed Treatment and medication. + 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 and social 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 wit all health team workers. + Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Qualifications: + Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): + 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. + Florida Driver's License is a requirement of this position. + Other job-related requirements for this position: 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. Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties. Working hours: (A) Daily from8:00amto5:00pm(B) Total hours in workweek40(C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) 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. 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: Lakeland, FL 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, 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. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order 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: 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. 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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Nearest Major Market:Lakeland

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