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Licensed Practical Nurse

Florida Department of Health- DeSoto County
June 11, 2018
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This position will be posted until June 20, 2018.



This is a Career Service, Senior Licensed Practical Nurse performing clinical and community based services with Healthy Start Program of the Florida Department in Desoto County.  The incumbent represents the agency and its mission and values.  The incumbent is part of the organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy and teamwork in a diverse environment.  Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing confidential and public information. Strict adherence to confidentiality and HIPAA privacy policies is expected at all times.



Incumbent must obtain Incident Command System (ICS-100) certification within 60 days and National Incident Management System (IS-700) certification within 90 days of employment. Incumbent must have a valid Florida driver’s license and the ability to travel to make home visits. Incumbent must be certified in Basic Life Support CPR. Incumbent must have a Florida Licensed Practical Nurse FL Statue 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27. Incumbent must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Employee must have at least 1-year data entry experience.  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.



The incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to:


Deliver Healthy Start services in accordance to Chapter 4, Healthy Start Program Guidelines according to identified risk and need which includes as a minimum:


Document in the participant’s record when provided, a copy of the participant’s Healthy Start risks if referred for factors other than score or self-referred, all attempts, successful and unsuccessful, to contact the potential participant, all interactions with the program participant, the family, or with others impacting their receipt of services, identified risks, needs and plan for addressing or rationale for not addressing the risks and needs, activities related to initial contact, initial assessment, ongoing care coordination, including tracking, provision of referrals and follow-up activities, including the Individualized Plan of Care (IPC), a family support plan for all level 3 Healthy Start participants using the process of the one-page Family Support Plan (DH 3151), or the six-page Family Support Plan (DH 3136) when applicable, all closure activities, and follow-up with the participant’s health care provider.


Will make home visits to Healthy Start participants for initial contacts, evaluation and assessments, and case management. Participates in chart reviews and quality assurance activities as assigned. All EARS will be coded accurately and submitted within stated time frames. Attends selected training workshops and in-service programs as assigned.  Performs car seat installations.


Will participate in community outreach events and organization of events as assigned by supervisor. These events may be scheduled outside of regular working hours and may result in adjustments to scheduled hours.


Work with practitioner in the clinical setting in the provision of LPN clinical services; maintain records on each patient; including nursing assessment, history, educational sessions, and counseling and maintains work log; instructs families on how to carry out physicians' orders; provide continuity of care where several agencies are involved; completes follow-up recommendations.  Prepares clinic rooms for use, collects routine specimens, and takes blood pressure, temperatures, heights, weights, changes dressings as indicated and issues pre-labeled/prepackaged medications, including, but not limited to, immunizations/vaccines.


Completes follow-up when indicated by abnormal lab results, missed appointments or other concerns as deemed necessary on an individual basis.


Works to advance education by taking part in educational and in-service programs.  Attends professional and/or training workshops to obtain required CEU’s to keep license current.  Represents department as assigned at professional meeting/workshops; thus, updating knowledge and skills, Participates in all staff meetings.


All CSR’s (Client Service Records) and EAR’s (Employee Activity Records) will be coded accurately and submitted daily.  Keeps immediate supervisor advised of nursing problems when appropriate.


Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.




  • Ability to administer immunizations/vaccines and required documentation of such including Florida Shots.
  • Ability to schedule, plan, and conduct home visits based upon Healthy Start guidelines and requirements, as well as documentation of said home visits. Knowledge of Healthy Start services and its provision will also be necessary.
  • Knowledge of LPN principles, standards of practice, and procedures as well as the ability to document accurately in electronic databases applying to both clinical practice and Healthy Start.
  • Use of equipment and supplies related to the position; Use of equipment and supplies related to the position; Knowledgeable of adolescent prevention program operations;  knowledgeable of basic Microsoft Word programs including but not limited to Word, Publisher and Excel; ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data; solve problems; document work flow and other activities; organize data in logical format for presentation; conduct fact-finding research; utilize problem-solving techniques; plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to work independently.
  • Human Relations: Work with others in a professional, considerate and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of DCHD and self;
  • Initiative: Be self-confident, motivated, and enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties and undertake duties of greater responsibility;
  • Responsive to Direction: Take and give direction; accept and deliver constructive criticism; and respond and implement suggestions for improvement;
  • Flexibility: Accommodate changing situations or plans for satisfactory performance of the job. Able to change easily from one task to another;
  • Technology: Navigate the Internet, use office suite and assorted software, and use of technology equipment;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 is able to prioritize tasks


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 (DOH) 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. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

  • ** 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 and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • 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 DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

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