Date:Jun 19, 2017

Location:NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, US, 34654

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Requisition No: 11605

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64002192

Position Number: 64002192

Salary: $47,292.96-$52,022.96

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2017




Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pasco 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 Pasco County in its missionto protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community effortsand its vision to be theHealthiest Statein the Nation. Furthermore the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values ofInnovation,Collaboration,Accountability,ResponsivenessandExcellencein all aspects of their work.

The incumbent will work in the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County assigned to the Division of Clinical and Nutritional Services with primary responsibility in Family Planning/STD Programs within the scope of Federal, State, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines and Recommendations. This includes following the Office of Population Affairs programmatic requirements for Title X funded Family Planning Projects, Maternal Child Health Title V Requirements, Sterilization Requirements, and Medicaid Waiver services. The incumbent will have the responsibility of assessing, planning, coordinating, and implementing a Family Planning Program including Outreach that will focus on the importance of Preconception and Interconception Health. The incumbent will perform generalized public health work in areas that may be geographically removed from direct supervision and will provide nursing services in a specialized area of practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Monitoring, Supervision, and Oversight:

  • Assists staff in clinical areas by planning and directing various program activities designed to enhance program performance goals and objectives, including snapshot, strategic planning measures, and quality improvement projects. Evaluates progress of these activities while providing ongoing technical support as needed. Identifies problem areas, advises program staff and takes appropriate action as authorized. Ensures completion of compulsory reports, Active Strategy metrics/variance reports, clinical protocols, IOPS, and other reports as directed by the Executive Director of Nursing. Provides consultation and oversight for Family Planning/STD Program and Medication Room activities including contraceptives; reproductive life plan; immunizations; infectious diseases; sterilization referrals; and other women’s health procedures such as Colposcopies. Prepares various programmatic reports and maintains records as necessary or required. Formulates programmatic budget and budgetary control tracking. Makes or approves purchases for official state business using the purchasing card in compliance with Florida Law and DOH rules and regulations governing purchasing policies and the established guidelines for use. Meets or exceeds SMART performance expectations to include but not limited to: DOH- Pasco snapshot measures, Comprehensive Program Communication, Quality Assurance reviews, DOH-Pasco Core standards, Business Review Meeting measures and other high level meeting attendance.

Family Planning, Outreach and Education:

  • Coordinates Family Planning and Teen Clinic Outreach Program to include strategies to increase Family Planning visits. Makes direct contact with community partners/ stakeholders to include, but not limited to, DOH-Pasco employees, healthcare providers, FQHC/Private Physicians/ Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Pasco County Schools, and other identified groups or targeted populations. Coordinate Family Planning/STD Program activities to include, but not limited to, promoting Family Planning/STD services and providing educational information, provides nursing consultation to other Women’s Health programs regarding Teen Pregnancy, Infant Mortality and baby spacing, and providing training and assistance to the Family Planning/STD clinics and staff as needed. Refers clients and their families to appropriate resources as needed. Utilizes FL SHOTS (Florida State Health Online Tracking System) and HMS (Health Management System) in documenting/viewing/auditing clients’ information and clinical staff documentation to meet programmatic requirements and meaningful use compliance. Monitors Medication Rooms and maintains appropriate levels of contraceptives and other formulary medications needed at all clinics. Maintains communication with clinical nursing staff through email and meetings ( i.e. Family Planning and STD Committees). Coordinates and conducts the Biannual I and E Committee Meeting for Family Planning and the Bimonthly FP/STD internal committees. Maintains oversight for the timely completion of all Mandatory Title X trainings for all clinical staff.

  • Develops and/or coordinates an evidenced-based educational program that promotes and increases public awareness of the need and the associated benefits of Preconception and Interconception Health. Distributes educational and promotional materials that emphasize these concepts to DOH-Pasco staff, healthcare providers, Pasco County schools (adhering to school policy) and the general public.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned which include, but are not limited to, the following: Emergency Shelter Duty; attend and participate in monthly staff meetings, conference calls and assigned workgroups or committees (local and/or state); Enters EARs into HMS within the appropriate time period; Submits timesheets to supervisor on time (by Friday morning after the close of each pay period); Reads and responds to email daily. Provides back up to other members of the Division of Clinical and Nutritional Services as assigned to an operations level. This may include, but is not limited to: outreach efforts, family planning clinics, disease investigations and programmatic audits.

Licensure/registration/certification requirements

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida State Statute Chapter 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 64B-9.

  • Valid Florida Driver license or the ability to get one within 30 days of hire

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, Including Utilization of Equipment required for the position:

  • Knowledge of professional nursing and public health principles, practices and techniques in specialized areas

  • Knowledge of the theories and concepts of preventive health care

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

  • Skill in the application of nursing theory in specialized areas

  • Knowledge of Family Planning/STD’s

  • Knowledge of Preconception and Inter-Conception Health

  • Ability to operate a personal computer

  • Ability to learn and use computer software applications

  • Ability to administer medications

  • Knowledge of community resources

  • Ability provide preventive health care and treatment of groups

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

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

  • Ability to document thoroughly

  • Ability to teach health care

  • Ability to follow directions

  • Skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

  • Knowledge of medical and/or public health field

  • Knowledge and skills in epidemiologic investigations

  • Skill in communication of health information

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the followingbenefits:

  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

  • 9 Annual paid holidays

  • Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

  • Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

  • Health insurance for individual or family coverage - State pays 80% of premium

  • Life insurance – State pays 80% of premium

  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

  • Tuition waiver available

Important Notices- Please be advised:

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

*When completing the online application process , all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is unacceptable to use the statement "See resume" in place of work history.

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.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

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

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.

Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position.Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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.

Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).

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 Departments 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. 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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