31 Jan
Florida, Tarponsprings , 34688 Tarponsprings USA

REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64029282 1 Date: Jan 30, 2024 Location: TARPON SPRINGS, FL, US, 34689 The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/workforceoperations/humanresourcemanagement/forjobapplicants/everify) .Requisition No: 820998 Agency: Department of HealthWorking Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64029282 1Position Number: 64029282 Salary: $2,538.46-$2,540.00 bi-weekly Posting Closing Date: 02/11/2024 Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join our team! Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview. The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work. Your Specific Responsibilities: The Department of Health in Pinellas has a Registered Nurse Specialist vacancy in the Medical Services Program based at the Tarpon Springs Center. This position will also work at the Clearwater Health Department at least 2 days per week. The successful applicant will work with Primary Care Clients, assisting with disease management, education and counseling in addition to providing immunizations, family planning and STD services to clients. The successful incumbent will work in the Medical Services program within the scope of Agency protocols and State and Federal guidelines. The incumbent works in Primary Care as part of the medical home team and is expected to perform functions requiring independent judgment. The incumbent will maintain licensure as a Registered Nurse and provide services within those guidelines. Duties will include:

Management and coordination of medical and preventive services for clients based on need and evidence-based guidelines.

Development and monitoring of individual client care plans in collaboration with client and medical home team.

Identifying and increasing client’s knowledge regarding their medical and preventive treatment.

Utilization of nursing skills including interviewing, observation, and assessment to determine the medical needs of the client and motivate the client to self-management.

Use of nursing processes to plan for ongoing assessment of risk factors and services.

Education and counseling of basic health principals and risk behaviors, including but not limited to management and prevention of chronic diseases and their complications, communicable disease control, maternal health, family planning, nutrition, and safety with emphasis on prevention.

Case management to established or referred clients in need of nursing intervention and make appropriate referrals.

Direct services to clients including immunization, administration of ordered medications, tuberculin testing, vital signs and other testing or services which fall within the nursing practice if not completed by the nurse.

Assisting examiners with client care plan as needed.

Monitoring benchmarks for the client’s on-going medical and treatment plan such as compliance with labs, medication, and primary and specialty referral appointments.

Monitoring clients for appointments and services that are overdue and follow up as appropriate.

Monthly monitoring and follow up on monthly disposition reports for behavioral health referrals and hospital discharges.

Monitoring and follow up on reports of ER visits and hospitalizations.

Monitoring of biometric measures of the client’s disease process.

Outcome evaluation for patients with chronic diseases.

Use of the electronic health record to document client services

Performs other duties as required

Keeps supervisor informed

Attends staff meetings as required

Attends training for personal and professional growth

Meets annual training requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to prioritize responsibilities

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Skill in use of a personal computer

Knowledge of patient confidentiality laws

Use multiple computer programs and software such as Microsoft office to retrieve and/or input data.

Independent problem solving skills

Strong verbal communication and listening skills

Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others

Ability to manage diverse situations



Hold a clear and active license in the state of Florida to practice as a Registered Nurse

One year experience using an EMR

Valid Florida Driver’s License with access to private transportation or able to obtain within 30 days of hire.

One year experience working as a Registered Nurse.


At least one year case management experience

At least one year experience working in a public health environment

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:

Tarpon Springs 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, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com .

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. 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.

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.

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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Nearest Major Market:Tampa

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