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Ops Registered Nurse - 64918101 - Med Surg

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Bunnell
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Ops Registered Nurse - 64918101Requisition No: 679441

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS REGISTERED NURSE - 64918101

Position Number: 64918101

Salary: $30.00/Hr

Posting Closing Date: 08/10/2022

Job posting - Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities

Clinical and Covid-19 Case Investigator RN Position.

This position requires an active Florida Registered Nursing License. Under general supervision, interviews, evaluates, and monitors clients, provides education, guidance and isolation/quarantine parameters based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County recommendations for those individuals who meet case definition for a confirmed, suspect, or probable case of a communicable disease.

This position may also include performing as an independent RN in clinic services; Immunizations (infant, childhood, adolescent, adult, and travel), Family Planning - nurse issuance, Pregnancy Testing and Counseling, Contraceptive initiation or appropriate referral, HIV testing and counseling, Sexually Transmitted Disease screenings and treatments, Tuberculosis screening and testing, insulin, epilepsy program, LTBI, Direct Observed Therapy and general clinic medication issuance. This position may be utilized to provide nursing support for immunization outreach clinics/events.

Duties encompass maximizing access to services, and Prenatal/Family Planning Case management. Nursing services utilize direction and concepts adhering to the established Florida Nursing Standards per the Flagler County Health Department protocols, FL- DOH internal operating procedures and Technical Assistance guidelines, CDC, and Title X guidelines, working to meet the most current DOH goals.

Application of nursing principles and techniques in the care and treatment of clients: client assessment, medication issuance, history collection, counseling clients on the providers' recommendations, arranging appropriate referrals and testing, appropriate documentation in the electronic health record, service data entry and scheduling return appointments. Assesses and immunize clients as appropriate for specific programs adult, pediatric and travel programs. Performs and documents vital signs, venipuncture, fingerstick hemoglobin and glucose testing, urine testing using the chemistry strip, urine pregnancy testing, vision, and hearing screens. Assists provider in the exam room for specimen collection and procedures. Set up, clean-up and restock examination rooms. Obtains, creates electronic orders, prepares, and packages laboratory specimens for shipping.

Keeps supervisor abreast of daily clinic activities. Perform daily employee activity record and time sheet reporting. Mentors' students to Flagler CHD program. Designated as On Call Nurse. Participates in workshops, in services, conferences, meetings and other activities related to public health. Participates in cross training and staff development activities for career development. Participates in quality improvement processes and programs. Performs other job-related duties as delegated by the nursing supervisor. Participates in record review for quality assurance.

* Interviews cases to establish the case history.
* Records and establishes the description and timeline of onset of symptoms and interviews case to determine all possibly exposed individuals.
* Obtains contact information for each of those individuals.
* Explains information and recommendations regarding isolation and quarantine parameters, services available to case, and monitors case for ongoing needs and disease clearance.
* Helps case develop an appropriate plan which may include referral to another agency or professional.
* Maintains detailed records of cases and assemble these into periodic reports.
* Data entry and familiarity with computer software programs.
* Answers telephone inquiries involved with contact tracing duties related to quarantine and monitoring of contacts.

Willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency? This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, 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

Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge of scientific methods and principles.
* Knowledge of mathematics and statistics.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, health agencies, physicians, individuals, and the public.
* Ability to research, investigate, and report cases of communicable disease outbreaks.
* Ability to evaluate and interpret epidemiological and statistical data pertaining to the control of communicable diseases.
* Ability to present information clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
* Ability to learn and become proficient in the methods of prevention and control of communicable diseases.
* Ability to use electronic databases and other computer software packages.
* An understanding of patient confidentiality, including the ability to conduct interviews without violating confidentiality (e.g., to those who might overhear their conversations).
* Understanding of the medical terms and principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, potentially infectious interactions, symptoms of disease, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic infection.
* Excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and interviewing skills such that they can build and maintain trust with patients and contacts.
* Basic skills of crisis counseling, and the ability to confidently refer patients and contacts for further care if needed.
* Resourcefulness in locating patients and contacts who may be difficult to reach or reluctant to engage in conversation.
* Understanding of when to refer individuals or situations to medical, social, or supervisory resources.
* Cultural competency appropriate to the local community.

Qualifications: Your Specific Responsibilities


Able to work varied hours and in emergency situations per agency needs

Active valid license to practice as a registered nurse in Florida

Previous immunization experience

Valid Driver's License

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:

Bunnell, FL

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:

* State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
* Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements. Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
* Workers' Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
* Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
* Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
* Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
* And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit

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:

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.

Nearest Major Market: Palm Coast

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Palm Coast , Ops Registered Nurse - 64918101 - Med Surg, Healthcare , Bunnell, Florida

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