This is a OPS position with limited benefits.
This is a Licensed Practical Nurse position assigned to the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County under the supervision of a Registered Nurse Supervisor. Maintains confidentiality regarding all client information.
Clinic Health Services: Services include health education and health maintenance of individuals, families and the community through appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures; administration of routine immunizations and those immunizations required for international travel. The License Practical Nurse (LPN) in this position may assist with immunization services in community locations.
Support Services: The LPN in this position advocates compliance with health unit policy and procedure; maintains quality records; collects and reports pertinent data to nursing service and physicians; confers with other professionals; assists in record reviews; recognizes and understands the changes in the community and nursing practice which affects community health department programs/plans. Assists in maintaining inventory of clinic supplies and vaccines. Assists in maintaining a safe environment for clients, employees and visitors.
Other Related Duties: Duties as assigned.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening, and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the 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: http://www.sss.gov.
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.
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 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.