Requisition No: 309581
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64068552
Position Number: 64068552
Posting Closing Date: 06/16/2021
This is a public health nursing position in a specialized area
requiring training beyond what is required to be licensed as a
registered professional nurse, or public health nursing work in one
of the following areas: (1) performing generalized public health
work in an area geographically removed from direct supervision; (2)
serving as a team leader; (3) managing a clinic; (4) managing a
caseload of patients with acute or chronic medical problems; or (5)
serving as a preceptor for nursing trainees or students.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Community Health Nurse is in a highly responsible
position with the general emphasis on school health and health
education, using skills, knowledge and ability to keep children at
their maximum wellness. This position will be directly supervised
by the Community Health Nurse Supervisor.
Provide Clinical health care services to students in the School
Based Clinics: Including immunizations, family planning, STD/HIV
counseling and screening, client assessment (interviewing and
counseling), intervention and documentation:; drawing blood
specimens and processing those specimens in our labs system. Refer
Clients to specialty providers as necessary. Input data into
computerized charting systems, monitor system for compliance by
Health Aides and LPNs; ability to pull logs, records, and forms
from system and accurately compile data for annual reports and
School Health Plan.
Monitors and manages health area, providing first aid, assisting
with prescription medications for students, takes vital signs and
refers abnormal results to parents/nursing supervisor or medical
personnel. Administer immunizations for students and adults. This
position has permission to transport client's identifiable
information in a secure locked bag for work purposes only. Employee
must follow all HIPAA guidelines. Employee may travel to other
schools to provide services. Employee may be designee in absence of
The employee in this position will be responsible for
screenings; BMI's (Body Mass Index), vision, hearing and scoliosis,
and refer students who perform unsatisfactorily on initial
screenings examinations for evaluation. Follow - up on referrals
made by teachers and RN's on children who have health problems.
Using nursing process to solve problems, and making referrals to
appropriate agencies. Ensure that screening date is entered
correctly in computerized charting system and HMS.
Record review on all new students. Create care plans on students
with chronic health conditions, and students on medications at
Provide health education / wellness programs that are approved
by school board and principal for students, faculty, and staff.
Attend Teachers / Principal conferences as needed to assist in
continuity of care of children. Act as health advisors and
consultants in all health matters, ( IEP plan, and 504 ), assist
principals, teachers, and counselors and other agencies in family
related services. Provide oversight for school health liaisons at
Accurate completion of leave and attendance, Super Bill / HMS
forms. 100% of EAR's shall be coded, with 97% completed within a 7
day time span. Assist in extra school activities, i.e.: health
fairs, health promotion, etc. Performing all other related duties
as directed by the supervisor. Assist with the completion of all
school health reports for DOH.
Assist with providing RN coverage and services in the Gadsden
County Health Department Clinic as needed.
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
with a major in nursing or a related field and one year of
professional nursing experience in pediatrics, geriatrics, or
public health nursing, and licensure as a Registered Professional
Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to
practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code
- One year of experience as a community health nurse with the
State of Florida.
- A master's degree from an accredited college or university in
nursing, nursing education, public health, or a related field can
substitute for the required professional nursing experience.
Examples of Work
(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class
specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position
in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude
management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such
duties are a logical assignment to the position. Examples of work
performed are not to be used for allocation purposes.)
- Conducts a total generalized public health nursing program in
an area geographically removed from direct supervision.
- Organizes, implements, and conducts a specific phase of a large
public health nursing program for a county health department.
- Coordinates, on a regional basis, the provision of health care
for developmentally disabled clients in the community.
- Advises on care and management of illness and refers patients
with abnormal findings to pediatricians or other qualified
- Assists in planning and conducting orientation programs,
continuous in-service educational programs, and professional
educational programs for paramedical personnel, auxiliary workers,
- Demonstrates special nursing procedures and techniques
applicable in a variety of medical specialties and teaches the
purpose, use, care, and results of utilizing special equipment in
the treatment of patients.
- Interviews and counsels parents on child rearing, growth and
development, and nutrition.
- Performs advanced and extended public health nursing functions
in specialized areas such as family planning, maternal health,
pediatrics, or geriatrics.
- Provides public health nursing services, and practices
handicapped children's nursing principles in clinics, schools, and
- Creates and reviews careplans for children with specific
medical conditions. Reviews with parents, school employees and
- Provides information concerning programs available for children
with catastrophic, disabling, and/or terminal illnesses.
- Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) identified in
this class specification represent those needed to perform the
duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities
may be applicable for individual positions in the employing
- Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices
- Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Ability to administer medications via indicated route.
- Ability to provide preventive health care and treatment to
- Ability to assist in planning and conducting a variety of
training activities and teaching to students, families, and school
- Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others.
- Ability to teach health care.
NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position
must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic
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
"Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before,
during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days."
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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 Departments 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.
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employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in
accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace
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candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive
preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are
encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must
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character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4)
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