MyFlorida REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64049939 in FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida

REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64049939

Date:Oct 11, 2017

Location:FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33315

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Requisition No: 21547

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64049939

Position Number: 64049939

Salary: $52,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 10/30/2017

OPEN AND COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

DESCRIPTION

The duties and responsibilities are those of an advanced public health nursing position assigned to provide advanced, comprehensive public health nursing services in the Tuberculosis (TB), Reugee Health, and Hepatitis Programs. Utilizing the public health nursing process, the incumbent will be required to independently conduct, coordinate and monitor for quality control and assurance. Work will be performed under the general supervision of the Nursing supervisor. “

Direct Public Health Nursing Care:

Provides public health advanced level assessment of health status and health care needs of individuals, families and/or groups of individuals (particularly those with complex and multiple problems and communicble disease) in a variety of settings, including clinics, schools, in homes, and other public/community facilities as well.

Provides in-depth health teaching, guidance, counseling and advisement that is directed toward the promotion and maintenance of optimal health of individuals, families and groups of individuals. Formulate and initiate comprehensive care management for individuals and/or families served which also includes follow-up.

Direct Field Duties:

Visits individuals and families in their home, public, and/or community environments to assess health status, and to provide advanced level health teaching and guidance.

Serves as liaison between families in need of care and other service agencies in the community.

Provides follow-up activities to ensure continuity of care.

Maintains records and reports, documenting service and care provided as required. Participate in educational, professional and community activities that relate to professional growth and aid in the improvement in the delivery of client care.

Other Related Duties.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

  • Knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Knowledge and understanding of microbiology and pathology of bacteria and viruses.

  • Knowledge of Immunization practices and administration of vaccines to children and adults.

  • Knowledge of case management skills and investigative and interview techniques.

  • Knowledge of Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Control practices

  • Skills in computer programs and electronic health record.

  • Ability to conduct physical assessments

  • Ability to conduct case management and utilize investigative and interview technique.

  • Ability to participate in the planning and implementing of treatment for patients.

  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical, social, or emotional problems.

  • Ability to observe patient’s reactions to medications.

  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

  • Ability to prioritize work load.

  • Ability to perform nursing skills including, but not limited to, blood draw, vaccine administration, patient assessment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to investigate and report cases of communicable disease, suspected cases, outbreaks or unusual prevalence of communicable disease when required.

  • Ability to assist in the assessment of health status and health care needs, counseling guidance and education of assigned clients.

  • Ability to provide and/or participate in in-service and community education programs relative to communicable disease control.

  • Ability to consult with physicians, hospitals, other county health department staff, and other community groups concerned with communicable disease control and surveillance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Valid FL driver's license and access to a reliable automobile to be utilized for work purposes.

Able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Associates degree or higher in nursing, from an accredited college or university, with two years of experience working in the field as a Registered Nurse. Bilingual, English/Spanish or English/ Haitian Creole.

*NOTE: 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.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript.

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 work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, 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. Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment”.

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 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 clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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