State of Florida
 Ocala, FL

Requisition No: 542743

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64081231

Position Number: 64081231

Salary: $39,000.00-$40,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 01/19/2022


Valid RN License required. Must have experience drawing blood.


The incumbent is responsible for providing technical and professional information and advice: counseling and treatment for patients and their families. The incumbent will provide epidemiologic investigation and intervention to control the spread of disease. The incumbent is under the direct supervision of Community Health Nursing Consultant. The incumbent is required to have a reliable source of personal transportation to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. An RN license in good standing is required for this position. This is a Grant-funded position.

Manages a reportable disease patient caseload, including interviewing patients, conducting field investigations, identifying other persons at risk; performing case analysis, and preparing documents relative to the epidemiological or disease control process.

Provides disease intervention services. Makes recommendations and implements control measures per FDOH- Marion County standard operating procedures, state guidelines and statutes, and CDC guidelines. Confers with immediate supervisor, director of nursing, and/or FDOH- Marion County administrator on recommendations as needed.

Conducts follow-up interviewing, investigation and other intervention procedures. Acts as client advocate to assist coordination of visitation to medical provider and laboratory offices, hospitals, schools, or other sites of illnesses and/or outbreaks, monitors infectious disease reports, and provides follow-up on positive lab results with private medical providers in the community. Conducts case investigations which may include emerging and highly infectious diseases.

Collaborates with other health department staff, infection control practitioners in hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities for the identification, investigation, and control of infectious diseases. Interacts with the public and private sector and other community partners as well as other health departments of needs/concerns being expressed by the public/private sector. Performs data entry in Merlin, HMS, FL Shots and other appropriate databases.

Provides nursing services to include, but not limited to, patient assessment, injections of vaccinations and immune globulin, venipuncture, medication administration, collection and processing of laboratory specimens, and patient education. Records all nursing services provided in electronic health records as required by meaningful use requirements. Maintains appropriate epidemiology case investigation records and documentation.

Provides after hours and weekend vaccinations for rabies patients when needed per rabies vaccine schedule.

Perform other related duties, such as, but not limited to, working where assigned at the time of a disaster.

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **

This position may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

This position requires a security background check, drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.

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:

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. Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment.


Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
  • 9 Annual paid holidays
  • Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
  • Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
  • Health insurance for individual or family coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tuition waiver available

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums. Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180

Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30.

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 clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.