Registered Nurse

State of Florida Okeechobee, FL
Requisition No: 39924

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE - 64084274

Position Number: 64084274

Salary: $38,000.00 - $40,800.00 annual

Posting Closing Date: 07/30/2018


The Registered Nurse is a professional nursing Career Service position in the school health program with the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County (DOH-Okeechobee). This position works the ten-month public school year under the direct supervision of the Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor of the School Health program. The incumbent is expected to provide high quality customer service and clinical excellence and be able to independently perform assigned duties in school health program areas while ensuring thorough and accurate documentation of student health records. TB testing and certain immunizations apply.


Licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27 or a multistate license from another Compact State in accordance with Florida Statute 464.0095. Valid Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required. Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours in the event of a disaster or as needed. EMERGENCY DUTY: Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat thereof, man-made or natural.


Provides nursing care to students and staff, to include: interviewing, counseling, health education and initial health assessment according to approved protocols and policies

Develops and implements nursing care plans with on-going evaluation and makes revisions as necessary

Works with families and school personnel, evaluating needs and possible resources to help meet the health needs of students

Provides case management services when appropriate

Plans and implements health screening programs

Makes referrals as needed and tracks to completion

Reviews and updates students' health records. Documents appropriately and accurately

Assists in the achievement of the School Health Services program goals and objectives

Provides training to and monitors performance of non-licensed personnel designated to perform specific health related duties in the schools

Assists with planning and utilization of school health staff. Monitors daily school health clinic operations and initiates actions to improve services

Assigns tasks to and monitors performance of school health aides

Provides health education classes when needed

Prepares and submits required reports

Functions as a health resource person in the schools and community

Participates as an active member of the School Health Advisory Committee. Participates in staff meetings, in-service training and educational workshops and conferences. Attends community meetings

Prepares biweekly leave and attendance records and daily employee activity records (EARS)

Performs other duties as assigned


Comprehensive knowledge of professional nursing practices and public health principles, practices, and techniques

Knowledge of quality improvement tools and techniques to effectively monitor and improve programmatic outcomes

Skill in the use of computers including Microsoft Office applications (word, excel, e-mail, etc.) and in the use of automated client databases such as Health Management System (HMS) or a comparable client database

Ability to perform health screenings and utilize appropriate testing equipment

Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written

Ability to effectively educate and counsel clients on health related matters

Ability to collect, analyze and interpret health related information

Ability to work effectively with other DOH staff

Ability to work flexible hours if needed

Ability to collaborate effectively with community partners

Ability to accurately document and maintain client medical charts (manually or electronically)

Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, policies & procedure

Ability to prioritize and multi-task

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision

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 (DOH) 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. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

Note: 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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. Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

The State of Florida is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

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. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Okeechobee