SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE Job Listing at MyFlorida in SARASOTA, FL (Job ID myflorida-612099)
64004707-51367443-20130123094501 Agency Name: Health
Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE
Broadband/Class Code: 29-1111-02
Position Number: 64004707-51367443
Annual Salary Range: $35,000.00
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Facility: North Sarasota County
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB008
Closing Date: 7/10/2013
The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Sarasota County Health Department. Our agency is known for innovative and successful primary care and public health programs and is continually seeking highly motivated staff to join our team. As a Career Service Employee with the State of Florida, the following benefits are provided:
*State of Florida retirement package
*Paid holidays plus one floating holiday per year, accruable Annual Leave & Sick Leave
*Tuition waivers to state universities and community colleges
*Low cost health insurance for individual or family coverage
*Available supplemental Dental, Vision, and Life Insurances
*Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts available
*Tax deferred savings program available through payroll deduction
We request that all applications be completed online with People First – no faxed or mailed applications will be accepted at the agency. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
In the event of emergency, employees may be required to perform emergency operations functions. Must be willing to work during/beyond normal work hours/days in the event of a disaster.
**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **
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.
JOB FAMILY: HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: DIAGNOSING AND TREATMENT PRACTITIONERS, HEALTH
OCCUPATION: REGISTERED NURSES
THIS POSITION IS BASED ON 10 MONTHS / 22 PAY-PERIODS.
This position assignment is in North Sarasota County.
The person in this position functions at an advanced level of public health nursing in a large county health department. This individual works in a comprehensive school health program under the supervision of a Community Health Nursing Consultant.
I. Provides and coordinates generalized school health services at assigned schools according to the local School Health Services Plan, established protocols, and supervisor’s instructions.
A. Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the health needs, both physical and emotional, of school-aged youth as evidenced by the ability to deliver health promotion education, disease prevention education, and health protection services.
B. Ensures that no student will be admitted or attend any public or non-public school without proper documentation; performs record reviews to determine compliance with the following:
1. Certification of Immunization or Certificate of Immunization Exemption.
2. Health examination within the past twelve months for all students entering Florida schools for the first time.
C. Manages health care issues of students concerning actual or potential health problems which include but are not limited to:
1. Nursing Assessments and triage including rapid assessment of acute physical problems.
2. First aid and emergency treatment.
3. Vision, hearing, scoliosis, and growth and development screenings.
4. Obesity and nutritional counseling.
D. Acts as liaison in communication of health-related problems (within the limits of client confidentiality) between parents and students (including home visits as needed) to form a collaborative effort to meet the needs of the child.
E. Provides health education to families, assists indigent families in obtaining health care for students, and refers for services when appropriate.
F. Ensures that a Cumulative School Health Record is established for each student and that the record includes documentation of identified health problems and corrective measures taken. Completes a separate professional treatment record to be used to document the provision of confidential health services by health care professional and paraprofessionals.
G. Assists in identification of high-risk students with medical issues requiring assistance and possible emergency intervention in the school setting (including pregnancy). Individual nursing care plans, including emergency, will be initiated and shared with all appropriate staff.
H. Acts as a resource person/nursing consultant (within the limits of SCHD policies) and provides health information for health room aides, teachers, and other school staff. Participates as a member of the school study team and school assistance team to facilitate student referrals for service.
I. Assists in developing a procedure for administration of medications during school hours. Ensures that medical services (invasive procedures) are provided by appropriately trained individuals. Monitors staff designated by the principal to administer medications. Provides education as needed to students who, with parent and physician permission, self-administer medications. Takes and implements physician orders via telephone as required.
II. Manages and coordinates special projects related to School Health as outlined in the local School Health Services Plan, established protocols, and supervisor’s instructions.
A. Provides age-appropriate nursing counseling on topics including but not limited to:
1. Substance abuse (drug and alcohol) education and treatment referral.
2. Smoking cessation.
3. Domestic violence prevention.
4. Communicable disease prevention including sexually transmitted disease.
5. Pregnancy prevention.
6. Violence prevention, identification of bullying behavior.
7. Suicide prevention with appropriate intervention referrals.
8. Life-style issues with elimination of risk-taking behaviors.
9. Identification of health issues, need for early intervention, and ability to be own “health advocates”.
B. When working with middle/high school youth, provides a teen-friendly approach to student’s medical and emotional needs while advising in a professional and organized manner.
C. Collaborates with school and community support and services in order to facilitate the oversight of student health and improve the health outcomes of students:
1. Serves as member of appropriate community and school committees.
2. Coordinates with Healthy Start to ensure timely and adequate provision of services to pregnant students.
D. Coordinates or provides work-site wellness programs that promote a healthy physical and psychosocial school climate.
III. Performs other related duties as assigned per supervisor’s instructions with adjustable scheduling.
A. Participates in SCHD clinics as assigned.
B. Attends and participates in staff development and in-service education programs.
C. Maintains current CPR certification for health professionals.
D. Follows DOH rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
E. If certified as an advanced practice school nurse, will perform functions in an expanded role. Will renew and maintain an educational certificate according to certification standards.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
This occupation requires 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 or Certification as a Physician's Assistant in accordance with Chapter 458, Florida Statutes.
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 the 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.
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 also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.
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