LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE – 64063982

Overview

Requisition No: 228263 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE – 64063982

Position Number: 64063982 

Salary:  $33,000 – $35,000 

Posting Closing Date: 09/17/2020 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Polk 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.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The incumbent if part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Polk 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 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.  

This position is for a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Auburndale Clinic, whose functions will be (1) Providing childhood/adult immunizations 2) Maintain proper storage and handling of vaccines per Health Department policy and procedures 3) Provide counseling and teaching information regarding administered vaccines to client and/or client’s parent/legal guardian. 4) Provide nursing services to other clinic programs (OB, Family Planning, STD and Adult Health) under the direction of a Senior Community Health Supervisor, licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, and/or Physician in the clinic settings:

 

IMMUNIZATIONS:

 

  • Provide assessment and administration of immunizations, according to CDC and VFC protocol for pediatric clients and adult clients.
  • Assess, educate and administer adult/childhood immunizations, according to protocol for clients of all ages.
  • Provide counseling and teaching information regarding administered vaccines to client and/or client’s parent/legal guardian.
  • Maintain proper storage and handling of vaccines per Health Department policy and procedures.
  • Accurately complete “Immunization Clinic Record/Signature Card’ and all other documentation required per Health Department policy and procedures for vaccines administered.
  • Entry of immunization history and immunizations given into Florida Shots.
  • Order vaccines as needed, check expiration dates on vaccines and rotate as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring temperature controls with notation on appropriate logs for refrigerator and freezer per protocol.
  • Handling, ordering, inventory and usage monitoring in accordance with Department of Health Policy 350-8-12
  • Serves as a resource leader for public and private sector vaccine providers (i.e., answers questions concerning vaccine recommendations, schedules, administration along with inventory and storage and handling issues) to improve immunization rates.
     
    CLINIC:

 

  • Interview and assist providers with clients with specific medical problems or routine health care needs.
  • Assist ARNP and physician with examinations and medical procedures for clients.
  • Perform routine diagnostic tests, procedures such as taking/recording temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure; preparing clients for medical procedures; and collecting specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Report any unusual symptoms of clients to clinic supervisor, charge nurse, ARNP, and/or physician.
  • Provide accurate documentation in client EHR records in accordance with Health Department standards.
  • Administers IM medications according to the provider’s orders. Assists in maintaining the medication inventory.
  • Clean work area according to clinic policy and biohazardous waste policy.
  • Maintain accurate and complete medical records.
  • Assists with case management of clients and make referrals for clients needing follow-up treatment.
  • Assists in the lab to process specimens, run lab reports, file lab reports, and follow-up on late/missing lab reports.
  • This position serves clients that speak only Spanish, Creole, or other languages.  It may require performance of interpreter duties, if bilingual, or implementation of the Department’s Limited English Proficiency Plan.

 

           OTHER DUTIES:

 

  • Performs inventory and ordering of supplies, medications, and vaccines.
  • Sterilize instruments in accordance with Health Department policy and procedures.
  • May direct activities of other employees as instructed by the clinic supervisor.
  • Participate in orientation and staff development activities.
  • Assists in orientation of new employees, students and volunteers assigned to the clinic area.
  • Maintains and increases competency through educational materials and education classes.
  • Maintains time/attendance/travel/EARs records.
  • As a state employee at the PCHD – employee will participate in disaster preparedness and recovery activities.
  • Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

 

  • Knowledge of nursing principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of immunizations and time schedules.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of computer software and electronic health records.
  • Skill in the use of medical equipment & instruments used in providing nursing care.
  • Skill in performing various lab testing.
  • Ability to demonstrate manual dexterity.
  • Ability to administer medications.
  • Ability to work with patients.
  • Ability to interpret and follow medical instructions.
  • Ability to observe patient's symptoms and reactions to treatment.
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with others

 

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

 

This occupation requires licensure as a practical 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. 

 

***Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 

***Note: Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties.

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

Current State Employees – Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 

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, visit http://www.sss.gov.

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.

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 on 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.

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

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