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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64058848 at State of Florida in BRADENTON, FL

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Requisition No: 23907 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 64058848

Position Number: 64058848 

Salary:  $1,213.85 biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/22/2017 

Licensed Practical Nurse

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

Bradenton, Florida



The incumbent for this position functions under the supervision of a Community Health Nursing Supervisor; works with a Community Health Nurse for daily direction in a free standing health clinic located in a school setting, implementing the School Health Services Plan in accordance with the School Health Services Act and H.B. 1739; occupies a ten month career service position and works only when school is in session; utilizes annual leave or leave without pay plus personal checks to maintain state benefits when not in working status. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.

Duties and responsibilities:


Duties at School Site Locations

Maintain quality services delivered in all tasks associated with position as evidenced in periodic evaluation/monitoring performance of specific competencies by the school nurse. In the event of disaster will be expected to report for duty during and/or after the disaster as needed.

All information held in the health records is confidential, with access governed by state and federal laws. The incumbent is expected to maintain client confidentiality at all times. Confidential information includes the client’s name, address, medical, social and financial data, as well as services rendered. Sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy information is of a more sensitive nature and is to be maintained by the school health nurse in a separate confidential file inaccessible to other staff. This employee will adhere to all regulations regarding confidentiality of client’s personal and medical information.


Observes and assess students for deviation from normal conditions; records findings and reports abnormalities to the school nurse; takes vital signs as indicated to determine what measures are needed to appropriately care for the student; provides first aid to any injured student or staff person at whatever location on campus this may be required (classroom, gymnasium, playground, etc.); responds promptly to emergency situations which may require carrying supplies and equipment to any location of the campus; perform CPR or other measures for stabilizing a student of staff member. Maintain a daily log of students seen in the health room and enter notation on each student’s emergency information card.


Assist the nurse in performing all health screening for vision, hearing, scoliosis, nutrition, growth and development, dental, blood pressure, and records results on student’s records accordingly to county and state specifications. This screening may require lifting and carrying equipment weighing 20 pounds or more. Positioning of the screener occasionally requires bending, stooping, or stretching to accommodate the correct screening technique.



Administer prescription medications (including injectable), records administration of medication and maintain medication logs, in accordance with School Board Policy. These tasks may require bending, stooping, lifting, and reaching areas such as overhead cabinets and lower cabinets for supplies and equipment. This also requires that employee can read, understand and follow written medical orders. Assist with training school personnel responsible of administering medications in the absence of the health staff.

Asist the nurse on the follow up of referrals by sending letters, making telephone calls, and making home visits when indicated. Verbal communication with parents, staff and students require the employee can hear normal conversational levels, and be completely legible, grammatically correct and submit on time to the nurse per agency guidelines; assists with accumulation of statistical data for monthly reports which requires us of basic math skills.


Assist in reviewing health records, maintaining immunization records and students’ emergency information, making referrals to the nurse regarding need for further nursing intervention.


Performs specialized procedures as needed and taught by the nurse to comply with Public Law 94-142 (Education For All Handicapped Children Act). These tasks may require bending, stooping, lifting, and reaching to accommodate the need of the child.


Takes responsibility for the care and upkeep of screening and clinic equipment, as well as maintain inventory of health room supplies; keep health rom organized and clean using Universal Precautions.


Participates in educational programs, trainings and workshops necessary to enhance performance in the job minimum of ten hours annually.


Duties at DOH - Clinics (as needed)

Works with the clinical services team that includes physicians, nursing staff, and other paraprofessionals to collect and

document health and/or immunization histories for clients in the electronic record as required.  Consults with supervisors and

examiners regarding client needs, concerns or problems.  Conducts pre-clinical interviews, to include, but is not limited to:

Adult and Adolescent Health, Family Planning, STD, and Immunization histories.

Completes: Medical history intake and update to include allergies, current medications, domestic violence screening,

and vital signs.  Administers injections as ordered under the direction/supervision of examiner.  Offers education and

information regarding Family Planning methods available and pretest counseling for HIV testing.  Completes:

 E-lab requisitions as ordered Enters HMS service codes on the date the service has been provided.  Provides and

documents health education, referrals and follow up.  Documents all observations and actions accurately utilizing the

electronic record, and the Florida Shots Registry

Prepares clinical area for services prior to session: maintains a clean work area before, during and after services;

Directs clients to laboratory, clinic and examiner; assists examiner and nursing staff.


Other duties as assigned.  Assists as directed in Special Need Shelter.  Attends annual staff meeting.  Obtains all Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Health in Manatee County required yearly training.



Minimum Qualifications


Valid Florida Licensed Practical Nurse license.


Current certification in CPR or the ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months of hire.




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. 


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 http://www.sss.gov.


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

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