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Ops Senior Community Health Nurse - 64953302 1

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: auburndale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 362463

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64953302 1

Position Number: 64953302

Salary: Hourly Rate - $25.00

Posting Closing Date: 05/06/2021

This is a 10-month position with no benefits that will work less than 30 hours a week.

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.

Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer.

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

* State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan- Mandatory * Workers' Compensation * Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) * Participation in state group insurance - Voluntary * Deferred Compensation- Voluntary * Employee Assistance Program- Voluntary

WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

* Any form of paid leave * Paid holidays * Participation in the Florida Retirement System * Reinstatement rights or retention rights

Duties and 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 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.

* Provides case management for Head Start and preschool School Readiness/Voluntary Prekindergarten units. The nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational process by modifying or removing health related barriers to learning, in individual students, and by promoting an optimal level of wellness for students. The nurse also upholds professional standards and the state Nurse Practice Act. This position may serve clients that speak only Spanish, Creole, or other languages. It may also require performance of interpreter duties, if bilingual, or implementation of the Department's Limited English Proficiency Plan. * Identifies population of students at risk for health problems and provides case management, referral and follow-up to those with complex needs who are at high risk. Develops and implements Individual Health Plans (IHP) for preschool School Readiness/Voluntary Prekindergarten and Head Start students with special health needs. Performs mandated vision, hearing, Blood Pressure, and BMI screenings as required. Reviews Medical Information Forms and immunizations for compliance. * Serves as a liaison between physicians, school personnel and parents to assure for continuity of health care for Preschool School Readiness/Voluntary Prekindergarten and Head Start students. Makes site visits as needed. * Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level and as needed. * As a State employee in a County Health Department, incumbent will participate in Disaster Preparedness and/or Recovery Activities.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

* Knowledge of preschool age children through extensive Pediatric nursing experience and/or school health experience in a preschool setting. * Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices and techniques. * Knowledge of community resources. * Ability to teach and demonstrate preventative health care, nursing principles and techniques. * Ability to work with students having a variety of physical problems. * Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. * Ability to set priorities and perform duties somewhat independently with assistance and guidance of team leader and school health supervisor at sites away from PCHD centers. * Ability to perform and properly document a child's health assessment, assess health care needs and provide appropriate counseling. * Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing and establish effective working relationships with individuals, public and private agencies. * Ability to serve as a resource for or provider of staff development activities

Licensure/registration/certification requirement (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

* Registered Nurse Florida State Statue Reference 464 * Valid Driver's License * 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 - Salary for current employees is based on employee's current payband/ paygrade.

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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Lakeland , Ops Senior Community Health Nurse - 64953302 1, Other , auburndale, Florida

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