The State of Florida - Ocala, FL3.7

Full-time$36,000 - $38,000 a year
Requisition No: 47705

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - 64081231

Position Number: 64081231

Salary: $35,700 - $38,000

Posting Closing Date: 02/19/2019


Must possess a valid Florida Registered Nurse license and a valid driver's license. Must have experience educating clients or the general public. Must have experience charting progress or events electronically. Must have experience working with underprivileged individuals.


The primary function of this position is to investigate reports of animal bites and scratches incurred by humans and to recommend and administer rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (RPEP), when appropriate.

Upon receipt of these reports, the incumbent will coordinate the investigation with Environmental Health and Animal Control to ascertain the level of risk for rabies infection and to attempt to locate and quarantine the animal. When the animal cannot be quarantined and risk is present, the incumbent will contact the victim to educate them on rabies and formally recommend RPEP. If the victim accepts treatment, the incumbent will schedule their appointment with the Senior Clerk and will administer RPEP.

Possible exposure to rabies from a mammal capable of harboring the virus is considered reportable under State Statute. Therefore, in cases where rabies cannot be ruled out, the incumbent is responsible for then filling out all case paperwork and performing data entry for state reporting within 14 days of receipt of the case.

In addition, the incumbent is expected to assist other nurses in the department, when necessary, to ensure that clients receive timely attention and care. This may include administering adult vaccines, drawing blood, ordering laboratory tests, and providing results to clients.


Skills needed to successfully perform these duties include strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication, flexibility, good patient care and follow up, and proficiency with basic computer usage. Ability

to educate clients or the general public. Ability to chart progress or events electronically. Ability to work with underprivileged individuals.

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

**NOTE: Your response 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.

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.

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

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