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Senior Registered Nurse - 64081828 1 - Med Surg

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Moore Haven
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Registered Nurse - 64081828 1Requisition No: 797050

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE - 64081828 1

Position Number: 64081828

Salary: $42,000.00-$44,000.00/Annual

Posting Closing Date: 06/15/2023

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The Senior Registered Nurse is a public health nursing position with the Florida Department of Health in Glades County and is headquartered in Moore Haven. This 12-month position provides functions for school health services in Moore Haven Middle-High School, working under the direct supervision of the Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor. The incumbent is expected to provide high quality customer service and clinical excellence and be able to independently perform assigned duties in multiple public health program areas while ensuring thorough and accurate documentation of charts and medical records. TB testing and certain immunizations may be required.

Responsible for the oversight of the Basic School Health program which provides school health services as required by s. 381.0056, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Rules 64F-6.007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating the School Health Services Plan for basic services with the school district to appraise, protect and promote the health of students. Development and implementation of plan. Provides direct and consultative school health services.

Provides professional oversight for school district Licensed Practical Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel. Provides quality improvement for school-based health room services in areas such as: documentation; emergency procedures; chronic disease management; health education in the health room and classroom; illness and injury; immunization and health certificate record reviews; mandated screening; communicable disease; child protection; and case management.

Responsible for the gathering of health screening data in Moore Haven and coding by timeframe set in the school health scope of practice. Responsible for completing annual school health report for Glades County and assists with Glades County school health plan. Assists in the development and revision of school health policies and procedures.

Participates in quality improvement and assurance (QI/QA) activities in Moore Heaven. Responsible for the oversight of Full-Service School services with the school district serving a population that has a high risk of needing medical and social services. Coordination / provision of prevention, treatment and support services to students and families. Coordination with interagency providers to plan, organize, and coordinate goals to serve high risk students. Coordination / provision of specialized services in schools that integrate education, medical, social and/or human services to meet the needs of the high-risk student population and their families.

Participates in the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) quarterly. Attends all required and/or assigned staff meetings, in-services, and training programs.

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

Works in general clinic, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs related work as required, including preparedness activities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of professional nursing practices and public health principles, practices, and techniques. Skill in critical thinking. Ability to prioritize and multi-task. Ability to effectively educate and counsel clients on health-related matters. Ability to work effectively with other DOH staff. Knowledge of quality improvement tools and techniques to effectively monitor and improve programmatic outcomes. Ability to work flexible hours if needed. Ability to collaborate effectively with community partners. Skill is 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 accurately document and maintain client medical charts (manually or electronically). Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, policies & procedures. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision.

* Statutes, Rules, and Regulations that pertain to the programs.
* Use of equipment and supplies related to the position
* Medical Knowledge.
* Knowledge of the prevention of infectious diseases of public health significance, prevention of diseases of environmental origin, prevention of injuries, promotion of healthy behaviors, response to disasters and assistance in the recovery, and providing access to health care.
* Skills in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient
* Initiative: Is self-confident, motivated, and has an enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties & undertakes duties of greater responsibility.
* 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.
* Technology: Navigates the Internet, uses office suite and assorted software, and uses technology equipment.
* Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
* Motivational Skills: Motivate, provide constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to improve the clinic team skills and performance.
* Human Relations: Work with others in a professional, considerate, and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of FDOH - Hendry and Glades and self.
* Communication (Oral & Written): Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to- date plans and information to peers and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others.
* 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.
* Flexibility: Must have ability to flex work schedule and travel between Glades and Hendry County.



* Licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27
* 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.


* American Heart Certified in CPR
* Worked in public health

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:

Glades County Health Department

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

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* Flexible Spending Accounts;
* Tuition waivers;
* And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit

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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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.

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 agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers

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