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Licensed Practical Nurse - 64041207

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Stuart
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 379522

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64041207

Position Number: 64041207

Salary: $33,795.58

Posting Closing Date: 06/01/2021

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current, active Florida Licensed Practical Nurse license
  • Emergency Duty

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working as an LPN in a clinical setting
  • Experience working as an LPN in public health
  • Experience working in Tuberculosis
  • Bilingual-English/Spanish and/or Creole
  • Experience working with high-risk population or areas

If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.

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

Only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized alien worker will be hired.

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.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a professional LPN position with major responsibilities in the provision of health services for Communicable Disease. In addition, provides nursing coverage in the HIV/STD, and Family Planning clinic when needed. This position is under the supervision of the Medical Director., The incumbent in this position works primarily in a clinic facility with service provision focuses on the Tuberculosis Program, and other Communicable Disease programs including HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Organizes implements and conducts Tuberculosis investigations. Advises clients on care and management of Tuberculosis diseases, prevention, and treatment. Applies case management principles to all cases of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, suspect cases and tuberculosis infection. Acts as lead coordinator and liaison with external agencies and hospitals linking clients to care. Assists in the investigation of reportable communicable diseases when necessary. Provides with direct observed therapy (DOT) of TB clients.

Updates staff on new changes to TB protocols or referral process. Participates in regular staff meetings for information, planning and review of assignments. Assists in the orientation of new staff members and monitors the DOT position for TB patients.

Conduct programmatic functions for HIV/AIDS, and, STD, Martin County Health Department, assist with DIS functions Conduct Interviews, and re-interviews on clients with STD infections for treatment referrals, and partner notifications. Documenting each activity conducted with date and time in HMS System. Educate Patients regarding STD infections and appropriate medical care. Interviewing HIV positive clients, referring them for linkage to follow up Medical care.

Conducting cluster activities and condoms distribution. Maintaining individual blood kits. STD testing on clients.

Shipping specimens to appropriate labs following shipping Infectious and Biological.

Provides immunization to children and adults who qualify for the VFC, 17 programs and inputs immunizations and vaccine information into Florida Shots the same day. Provides education to parents, children and general public regarding the benefits of immunizations, contraindications and relief measures following administration of the vaccines.

Performs other related duties as required in support of the Agency's vision and mission. Participates in regular staff meetings for information, planning and review of assignments, conferences and training for communication purposes and personal development. Participates in Quality improvement activities.

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

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Advance to intermediate computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail and internet),Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, customer service skills, communicate verbally in a courteous and effective manner. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignment for self. Ability to retrieve, interpret and disseminate health information data. Ability to document history in patient chart. Knowledge of nursing principles, techniques, and scope of practice of the Licensed Practical Nurse. Knowledge of Electronic Health Record.

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): Licensure as a Practical Nurse in accordance with Florida Statue 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27, Drivers License

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

Nearest Major Market: Port Saint Lucie

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Palm Beach , Licensed Practical Nurse - 64041207, Other , Stuart, Florida

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