Ops Senior Community Health Nurse

State of Florida Miami, FL
Requisition No: 37229

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64913908

Salary: $30.00 Hourly

Posting Closing Date: 06/22/2018


Position# 64913908

Open and Competitive Opportunity


This is a specialized public health school nursing position in the School Health Program. This position requires independent problem solving, nursing knowledge and clinical judgment skills. Incumbent in this position must be able to follows the Standards of School Nursing Practice (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes, planning, implementation and evaluation) in the provision of quality care to students in the school setting. This person must also have sound knowledge of state law, school district and school health policies and procedures and community resources pertaining to school health services. Incumbent works with a diverse population and is required to deliver services in English/Spanish or English/Creole. Incumbent may be assigned to complete duties and services in comprehensive schools as mandated by Florida Statutes. Reports to the Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

Conducts nursing assessments and assess students’ health appraisals. Documents and maintains a confidential Individual Health Record on each student in accordance with local, state and federal laws. Documents information in the student’s Cumulative Health Records following the established guidelines. Assess students’ health records for evidence of having a health examination and Certification of Immunizations or Certificate of Immunization Exception on file. Monitors immunization status of students for compliance with Florida Immunization Statutes. Reviews students’ emergency contact information to ensure allergies, chronic conditions, disease/disorders and medical and/or medication treatments have been documented. Provides clinical guidance and oversight of clinical practice of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP). Travel to school sites and other work related activities.

Develops Chronic Condition/Medication list. Consults with parent/guardian regarding student health concerns. Follows-up on identified students with chronic conditions/disorders and provides/assists with medical management as needed. Provides health information regarding placement of students in exceptional student program and re-evaluation as needed. Develops Individualized Healthcare Plans/School Emergency Action Plans. Implements the operation plan for the management of emergency health needs in the school setting.

Provides and coordinates health educational activities that promote healthy living. Refers and follows-up on the identification of actual or potential health problems. Keeps a current tracking system on the number of parents/guardians who refuse for their child to receive health services and or interventions. Conducts health education classes: dental and general health, injury prevention and safety, nutrition and physical activity, human sexuality, mental health and self-esteem, substance abuse, suicide prevention and other approved classes that address high risk behaviors, and staff wellness. Arranges for authorized speakers to present during health education classes. Conducts staff wellness activities and assists school personnel with health education curricula development.

Meets mandates and other requirements, provide additional health service duties in selected schools which includes: Growth and Development/BMI (height/weight) screenings on students in mandated grades: (1, 3, 6 and optional 9). Conduct and promote activities that focus on reducing rates of obesity. Assist as needed with the hearing and scoliosis screening process within assigned schools. Refer and provide follow-up on students with abnormal results in each of the following areas: vision screening, BMI/Development, hearing and scoliosis results. Assess if school district staff are compliant with the Florida Statute as it relates to CPR and First Aid. Provides technical assistance and support to charter schools as necessary.

Assist students or school appointed UAP’s in the administration of medication during school hours. Provide training opportunities to support staff and school personnel in the administration of medications to students within the assigned schools. Develop and conduct child specific trainings as mandated by Florida Statutes level 1, 2 and 3. Assists with new staff orientation and preceptorship of nursing students. Assists other programs with clinical support and other agency related activities. Assist with investigating and responding to public health and communicable disease emergencies. Participates in cross-training activities/assignments.

Incumbent is responsible for the collection and reporting of data required by Florida Statutes for the school health program. Data to be collected includes: student record review, immunization compliance, students receiving medications, students with chronic conditions, abnormal screening results, list of students visiting school clinics, educational classes provided by school and topic of discussion, and students requiring “Epi-Pens”. Data is to be collected and maintain in a confidential manner. Incumbent is responsible to submit data in a timely manner with accuracy. Nurse is to use the Health Management System (HMS) and document information on a weekly basis.

Provides and/or coordinates pregnancy prevention/human sexuality education in selected schools to grade appropriate students after receiving parent/guardian consent. Collaborates with school principals and community partners to assist in providing Dental Disease Prevention Programs in the school setting. Identifies pregnant teens and teens who return to school for continuing education after delivery. Identifies teens for comprehensive intervention services including Healthy Start and Healthy Families. Identifies the number of low birth weight babies born to students. Reports actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment or neglect. Participates yearly in at least two community health fairs during the evaluation period.

Performs other related duties.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing as evidenced by the completion of a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

Knowledge and proficiency with computers and various computer programs and software.

Knowledge and experience of the nursing profession.

Ability to perform extended public health functions such as pediatrics in clinical and non-clinical settings.

Licensure, Certification or Registration requirements:

Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Chapter – 464, Florida Statutes or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27 Registered Nurse.

Other job-related requirements for this position:

Emergency Duty – Incumbent may be required to work during 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 to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have a motor vehicle to carry out job related duties.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Electronic Health Records.

Bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Creole

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Special Notes :

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement 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.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

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 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.

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: Miami