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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - 64028045 - Med Surg

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Clewiston
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - 64028045Requisition No: 783961

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64028045

Salary: $72,000 - $77,000 annually

Posting Closing Date: 11/25/2022

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a professional general public health clinic Advanced Practice Registered Nurse working at the FDOH - Hendry and Glades in Clewiston and Moore Haven, respectively. This is a sensitive position responsible for providing family planning, Sexually Transmitted Infection care, and Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. The employee shall maintain accurate and complete medical records. The employer, Department of Health, is the records owner of the medical records as defined by section 456.057 Florida Statue: This position working under the direct supervisor of the Community Health Nursing Director - SES with headquarters in Clewiston.

The primary duties of this position include:

Manages and treats Family Planning, STI, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV clients in accordance with a collaborative practice agreement using established DOH protocols, policies, and procedures.


  • Assesses, evaluates, and manages patients in accordance with current APRN professional practice standards, evidence-based standards, and medical treatment guidelines and in consultation with supervising physician when indicated
    * Documents all observations and actions accurately and in accordance with program guidelines, including prescribed timelines
    * Collects data pursuant to and evaluates patient complaints, medical histories, and physical findings
    * Orders diagnostic laboratory tests for evaluation and management of patients. Interprets and evaluates laboratory results
    * Provides preventive health care services in relation to programmatic guidelines
    * Evaluates and initiates or modifies the patient treatment plan
    * Prescribes medication and accurately documents medication in the electronic medical record
    * Provides referrals for physician or specialty care when indicated
    * Performs testing procedures, venipunctures, U/A, pregnancy test, HIV testing and counseling.

    Initiates and manages contraceptive methods for Family Planning patients after evaluation, history, laboratory tests, physical assessment, and examination.

  • Provides verbal and written instructions regarding family planning methods
    * Obtains informed consent
    * Performs assessment, screening, and counseling.
    * Obtains Pap smears and provides follow-up for abnormal Pap smears
    * Provides pre-conceptual and inter-conceptual health services
    * Inserts and removes IUD's and implantable subdermal contraceptives
    * Assists patients to make decisions regarding use of oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera injections, natural family planning, and long-acting reversible contraceptives
    * Provides pregnancy testing and counseling
    * Manages and treats sexually transmitted infections (STI)
    * Collaborates with the Disease Intervention Specialist to ensure STI treatment is received and documented
    * Provides sterilization counseling
    * Follows Family Planning Title X Administrative and Clinical Manuals and protocols guidelines
    * Collaborates with the Refugee Health nurse to provide physical examinations and follow-up referrals as warranted
    * Documents all observations and actions in an accurate and timely manner in the Health Management System (HMS)
    * Responds to patient complaints

    Provides information/education to clients and/or their families upon a diagnosis, including a plan of care, lifestyle, compliance, health practices, medications, complications, and follow/up.

    Participates in orientation and staff development of personnel and assists with patient care. Functions as a resource for care information for nursing staff and other health care professionals. Coordinates Tubal Ligation program. Attends DOH staff and programmatic meetings.

    Utilizes a total quality management approach to provide efficient and effective services that meet organizational, customer service, internal process, and financial goals

    * Assesses the health and health care needs of adults and children and makes service delivery recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative data as well as feedback from community partners and consumers
    * Actively participates in performance and process improvement initiatives including quarterly chart reviews.

    Serves as a backup in providing public health nursing services, immunizations, and related health unit activities at scheduled clinics.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Statutes, Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs.
    * Use of equipment and supplies related to the position
    * Medical Knowledge.
    * Medicine related to evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of adult primary care clients, with supplemental understanding and knowledge of gynecological, family planning, and communicable disease diagnosis, control, and treatment.
    * Knowledge of the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases of public health significance, prevention of diseases of environmental origin, prevention of injuries, promotion of healthy behaviors, response to disasters and assistance in the recovery, and providing access to health care.
    * Skills in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient
    * Use of Institute of Healthcare Improvement quality improvement process

    * Initiative: Is self-confident, motivated, and has an enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties & undertakes duties of greater responsibility.
    * Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.
    * Technology: Navigates the Internet, uses office suite and assorted software, and uses technology equipment.
    * Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
    * Motivational Skills: Motivate, provide constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to improve the clinic team skills and performance.
    * Human Relations: Work with others in a professional, considerate, and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of FDOH - Hendry and Glades and self.
    * Communication (Oral & Written): Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to-date plans and information to subordinates, peers, and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others.
    * Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing excellence in products and services.
    * Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely, efficient manner and can prioritize tasks.



    * Emergency duty required of the incumbent of this position 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
    * Licensure as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with the Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27


    * Willing to travel between sites to provide public health services
    * Have an American Heart Association certified in CPR or willing to get one within 90 days
    * Bilingual

    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:

    1100 Olympia Ave. Clewiston, 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

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    * Flexible Spending Accounts;
    * Tuition waivers;
    * 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.

    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.

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

    Nearest Major Market: Sarasota

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Pembroke Pines , Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - 64028045 - Med Surg, Healthcare , Clewiston, Florida

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