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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Marion County Health Department
April 13, 2018
Job Type


Requisition No: 23922

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64051886

Salary:  $65,250.00

Posting Closing Date: 04/26/2018



The duties and responsibilities of this position include those functions and tasks of an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the Family planning /STD clinic including examination, diagnosis, and treatment of clients within the scope of licensure and under the general supervision of the Medical Director and within the guidelines of established protocols. Clinical skills include the ability to perform physical exams, diagnose and treat sexually transmitted diseases and gynecologic problems, and counsel clients on appropriate contraceptive methods. Abilities include placement and removal of LARCs and other forms of birth control. Colposcopy skills are desired but not required.


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.


Must have a current Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License.  Family Planning/STD experience preferred.  Experience counseling clients on various methods of contraception preferred.  Colposcopy experience preferred.  Mobile Health Unit experience preferred.


All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.


**NOTE:  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, drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


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. Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment.


Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • 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
  • Life insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tuition waiver available

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180

Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30




This position provides advanced and specialized nursing care in the clinics of the Marion County Health Department.  This nursing position must be licensed with the State of Florida as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  Position works under the general supervision of the Medical Director, within the guidelines of protocols established.


Identifies the purpose of the client’s visit, reviews the current health history and documents data on the correct forms. Examines the client and documents the physical findings on the appropriate forms and in accordance with medical protocols. Establishes presumptive medical diagnosis. Plans and initiates treatment and seeks medical supervision in accordance with medical protocols. Monitors and coordinates referrals for abnormal findings.  Documentation is complete and accurate; reflects services provided.  Prepares reports related to personal health programs.  Utilizes EHR.


Provides direct patient care of family planning, sexually transmitted disease refugee health and communicable disease clients (both male and female) for health maintenance by performing a complete screening physical examination techniques with specific emphasis on evaluation of breast, abdomen and pelvis with visualization of the cervix.  Obtains papanicolaou smear and cervical culture and performs bi-manual vaginal and rectovaginal examinations.


Within established protocols, monitors medications and initiates appropriate therapies for certain conditions and alters medications according to variations in a patient’s response.  Fits patients for diaphragms; inserts/removes intra-uterine devices; manages patients on oral contraceptive; injectable and transdermal contraceptives, performs colposcopy and cryotherapy, if certified; inserts/removes implanon if trained.


Performs, orders and interprets routine laboratory tests such as urinalysis, blood counts, pregnancy test, smears and cultures.  Assures follow up of abnormal test results.  Provides health education and counseling for patients, including the psychosocial dimensions in the area of nutrition, sexuality, childbearing, parenting and family life. Arranges referrals as needed to other members of the heath care team.


Prepares reports related to personal health programs. Reviews and approves content of client education programs. Promotes health education within the clinic area. Participates in Quality Improvement activities.  Maintains membership in professional organizations, participates in meeting and workshop seminars. Provides direct and general supervision as a preceptor to nurse practitioner students.


Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Ability to collect information in a timely manner.  Ability to assess clients’ current needs and identify clients’ future needs. Ability to work effectively with a health care team. Ability to perform procedures common to their professional practice. Ability to assess client or service outcomes (responses to treatment, satisfaction with services). Ability to recognize the limitation of one’s own knowledge and skills. Ability to recognize areas of their own practice in need of improvement. Ability to record a clear, understandable, and legally defensible account of care or services provided. Ability to develop a treatment plan. Ability to teach clients on specific health issues, promotion of wellness, maintenance of health and prevention of illness. Ability to supervise and teach other personnel in the theory and performance of any of the above acts that are appropriate to be delegated.
  • Knowledge to recognize situations in which intervention is needed to improve outcomes or prevent harm. Knowledge to monitor and alter drug therapies. Knowledge to initiate appropriate therapies for certain conditions. Knowledge to order and interpret diagnostic tests and physical and occupational therapy. Knowledge to manage selected medical problems, as specified in protocols. Knowledge to initiate, monitor or alter therapies for certain uncomplicated acute illnesses. Knowledge to monitor and manage patients with stable chronic diseases.


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: Ocala

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