Department of Health
REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64031054
$1753.26 bi-weekly or $45,584.76 annually
Posting Closing Date:
The Department of Health in Pinellas has a Registered Nurse Care Coordination vacancy in the Medical Services Program based at the St. Petersburg Location. The successful applicant will work with Primary Care Clients, assisting with disease management, education and counseling.
Job Summary- Registered Nurse Specialist:
The incumbent will work in the Medical Services program within the scope of Agency protocols and State and Federal guidelines. The incumbent works in Primary Care as part of the medical home team and is expected to perform functions requiring independent judgment. The incumbent will maintain licensure as a Registered Nurse and provide services within those guidelines. Duties will include:
Management and coordination of medical and preventive services for clients based on need and evidence-based guidelines.
Development and monitoring of individual client care plans in collaboration with client and medical home team.
Identifying and increasing client’s knowledge regarding their medical and preventive treatment.
Utilization of nursing skills including interviewing, observation, and assessment to determine the medical needs of the client and motivate the client to self-management.
Use of nursing processes to plan for ongoing assessment of risk factors and services.
Education and counseling of basic health principals and risk behaviors, including but not limited to management and prevention of chronic diseases and their complications, communicable disease control, maternal health, family planning, nutrition, and safety with emphasis on prevention.
Case management to established or referred clients in need of nursing intervention and make appropriate referrals.
Direct services to clients including immunization, administration of ordered medications, tuberculin testing, vital signs and other testing or services which fall within the nursing practice if not completed by the nurse.
Assisting examiners with client care plan as needed.
Monitoring benchmarks for the client’s on-going medical and treatment plan such as compliance with labs, medication, and primary and specialty referral appointments.
Monitoring clients for appointments and services that are overdue and follow up as appropriate.
Monthly monitoring and follow up on monthly disposition reports for behavioral health referrals and hospital discharges.
Monitoring and follow up on reports of ER visits and hospitalizations.
Monitoring of biometric measures of the client’s disease process.
Outcome evaluation for patients with chronic diseases.
Use of the electronic health record to document client services
Hold a clear and active license in the state of Florida to practice as a Registered Nurse
One year experience using an EMR
Valid Florida Driver’s License with access to private transportation?
One year experience working as a Registered Nurse?
At least one year case management experience
At least one year experience working in a public health environment
Other Related Duties as Assigned:
Performs other duties as required
Keeps supervisor informed
Attends staff meetings as required
Attends training for personal and professional growth
Meets annual training requirements
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities needed for the position:
Ability to prioritize responsibilities
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Skill in use of a personal computer
Knowledge of patient confidentiality laws
Use multiple computer programs and software such as Microsoft office to retrieve and/or input data.
Independent problem solving skills
Strong verbal communication and listening skills
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others
Ability to manage diverse situations
- 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.
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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