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Date: Sep 23, 2022


SEBRING, FL, US, 33876

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Requisition No: 747081

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64086278

Salary: $52,000 - $54,000 annually depending on experience

Posting Closing Date: 10/07/2022

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Highlands 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.

The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Highlands 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 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.

Your Specific Responsibilities

This is a Career Service, Senior Community Health Nurse position within the Highlands County Health Department that represents the agency and its mission and values. The incumbent is part of the organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy, and teamwork in a diverse environment. This position is under the direct supervision of the Community Health Nursing Supervisor. This position is classified as a sensitive position. Incumbent handles protected health information on a need-to-know basis following Department of Health Information Security and Privacy Policy and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ; Below is a list of essential duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversees clinic operations, staff and mandatory program reporting.

  • Obtains client’s full medical history and assessment and evaluates information.

  • Counsels and educates clients

  • Provides treatment and education for sexually transmitted diseases when indicated from lab results.

  • Provides pregnancy testing, counseling and referrals.

  • Assists with medical exams.

  • Administers medication per practitioner orders.

  • Administers immunizations as applicable.

  • Performs lab work when needed.

  • Maintains exam rooms, laboratory and clinic areas for clinic activities and walk-ins.

  • Ensures that specimen samples are logged correctly and sent to labs.

  • Answers telephone inquiries from clients.

  • Performs monthly pharmaceutical inventory.

  • Ensures medication and supplies are ordered .

  • Completes client referrals for additional testing and/or further medical care when appropriate.

  • Collaborates with all CHD programs to assure healthy client outcomes.

  • Contacts physician clarification and/or orders regarding client symptoms/standing orders/protocol.

  • Other related duties as required by the supervisor.

    All Client Service Records (CSR’s) and Employee Activity Records (EARS) will be coded accurately and submitted within stated time frames. Keeps immediate supervisor informed of nursing problems when appropriate. Performs other related duties as assigned including requirements to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing confidential and public information. This position is classified as a sensitive/confidential position. Incumbent handles protected health information on a need to know basis following Department of Health, Information Security and Privacy Policy including local operating procedures.

    Works with health care providers in all clinics. Maintains records including but not limited to nursing assessment, history, educational sessions, and counseling. Instructs patients and families on how to carry out physicians’ orders. This position assists with exams, educates clients regarding health and disease processes. Other related duties as required by supervisor.

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

    Knowledge of :

  • Statutes, and Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to provisions of Chapter 60K-15, Career Service System Rules.

    Skills :

  • Use of equipment and supplies related to the position.

    Ability to :

  • Lead People : Motivate, provide constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to improve the team skills and performance.

  • Manage Processes : Integrate and effectively utilize all components of the strategic planning process to help HCHD

  • achieve its vision. Appropriately assesses and allocates resources (financial, human, equipment and supplies) develop, implement and evaluate business plans.

  • Human Relations : Work with others in a professional, considerate and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of HCHD and self.

  • Initiative : Be self-confident, motivated, and enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties and undertake duties of greater responsibility.

  • Responsive to Direction : Take and give direction; accept and deliver constructive criticism; and respond and implement suggestions for improvement.

  • Flexibility : Accommodate changing situations or plans for satisfactory performance of the job. Able to change easily from one task to another.

  • Technology : Navigate the Internet, use office suite and assorted software, and use of technology equipment.

  • Communication (Oral & Written) : Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to-date plans and information to subordinates, peers, and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others.

  • Creative Thinking : Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.

  • Team Building : Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.

  • Interpersonal Skills : Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.

  • Customer Service : Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing excellence in products and services.

  • Time Management : Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely, efficient manner and is able to prioritize tasks.

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

    Incumbent must hold a current, active Florida Nursing license or a multistate license from another Compact State.

    Incumbent must have a valid Florida Driver License or the ability to obtain one prior to hire. Employee must have supervisory experience. Employee must hold CPR certification.

  • 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.

  • Working hours: (A) Daily from08:00AMto05:00PM(B) Total hours in workweek40. Incumbent may be required to work additional hours as needed.


    Minimum : Incumbent must hold a current, active Florida Nursing License or a multistate license from another Compact State.

    Where You Will Work:

    Florida Department of Health- Highlands County

    7205 S. George Blvd

    Sebring, FL 33875

    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.

    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:Central FloridaNearest Secondary Market:Sebring