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Date: May 23, 2023



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Requisition No: 803125

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64006516 1

Position Number: 64006516

Salary: $46,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 06/02/2023

Open Competitive Opportunity

Florida Department of Health in Lee County

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a Senior Community Health Nurse position under the supervision of the Nursing Program Specialist at a local county health department. The incumbent provides public health nursing services for clients in DOH-Lee clinics. This position is classified as a sensitive position. Incumbent handles protected health information on a need to know basis following Department of Health, HIPAA, and Information Security and privacy policies and procedures. Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing health information. Responsible to maintain confidentiality, security, privacy, and integrity of protected health information. Refers and utilizes DOHP 50-10. This position has access to the following information sets: Medical Records, Laboratory Reports, Immunizations, and Health Management System (HMS).


  • Promotes and maintains health of individuals, families and community through appropriate preventative and rehabilitative measures.

  • Provides comprehensive nursing services in all FDOH Lee clinics and community settings as warranted. These services include childhood and adult immunizations, reproductive health services, assessing of vital signs, counseling/conference, health screening, health education, referrals and follow-up of the referrals.

  • Maintains quality records in the clinic or community groups and collecting of laboratory specimens.

  • Responsible for timely follow-up on abnormal lab results according to established protocols.


  • Maintains comprehensive quality records.

  • Collects and reports pertinent data to nursing supervisors and physicians.

  • Provides appropriate case follow-up.

  • Participates in case conferences to confer with other professionals and to formulate and evaluate care plans.

  • Assists in record reviews.

  • Recognizes and understands the changes in the community and nursing practice which affects community health unit programs/plans.

  • Serves as staff advisor to student affiliates and new staff nurses.

  • Assists with health fairs, community organizations, and specific public health events as requested. Prepares reports or other required data within specified time frames. Attends pertinent conferences as requested or permitted.

  • Participates in Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities as assigned. Attends monthly Community Health Team meetings, staff meetings and other mandatory meetings required by supervisor or Health Officer.

  • Assists with development and implementation of county/community activities to promote health and disease prevention to include TB and HIV. Responsible for follow-up of referrals to CHD programs.

  • Serves as CPR for Healthcare Training Instructor for a minimum of one full class per quarter. May be required to teach additional classes depending on the needs of the Department. Maintains CPR training records for all staff. Submits all needed documentation to American Heart Association in accordance with partnership agreement.


  • Other related duties, which may include clinic and emergency assignments as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices and techniques.

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

  • Knowledge of community resources.

  • Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation & grammar usage

  • Knowledge of standard business formats & styles for letters & business forms

  • Skill in operating a personal computer

  • Ability to provide preventive health care and treatment to groups.

  • Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems.

  • Ability to operate general office equipment

  • Ability to follow office procedures & practices

  • Ability to organize and maintain filing systems

  • Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous & effective manner

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally & in writing

  • Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, policies & procedures

  • Ability to prioritize individual workload

  • Ability to work indoors with occasional temperature changes

  • Ability to locate information that is listed alphabetically & numerically

  • Ability to teach health care.

  • Ability to assist in planning and conducting a variety of training activities.

  • Ability to administer prescribed medications.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

  • Ability to frequently use telephone, computer, copier and small hand tools, i.e.; stapler, scissors, etc

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to follow instructions

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds as needed

  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision

  • Ability to review data for accuracy & completeness

    Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

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

    Other job-related requirements for this position:

  • 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 threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

  • Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have a motor vehicle to carry out these duties.

  • Must have current CPR certification or obtain such certification during employment.

  • Selected immunizations or titers and/or periodic screening for tuberculosis may be recommended for this position

  • Must be willing to undergo FIT testing.

  • Transporting Confidential Information: This position is authorized to transport confidential information outside of established DOH-Lee facilities and must comply with parameters defined in DOHP 50-10.

  • Information Custodian Designee: This position has the responsibility of being the Information Custodian Designee for the Employee Health information set and, in the absence of the Information Custodian, will perform related duties as defined in

DOHP 50-10.

Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (B) Total hours in workweek 40 + 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) Note: May be required to work additional hours as needed.

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:

Fort Myers, FL

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 (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Tuition waivers;

  • And more!

    For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com (https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/health/premium_rates) .

    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: 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.

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

Nearest Major Market:Fort MyersNearest Secondary Market:Cape Coral