Date:Apr 16, 2018

Location:SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, US, 33701

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Requisition No: 33875

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64006445

Salary: $1,753.26 bi-weekly

Posting Closing Date: 04/27/2018

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health. If you're looking to build a great career in public health - you've come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful home-visiting programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice.

The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

Registered Nurse Specialist


This Registered Nurse Specialist is a nurse home visitor in the Pinellas Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services in the specialized area of maternal and child health, specifically with low income, first time mothers and parenting women and their family eligible for the NFP Program. The nurse home visitor is responsible to work independently maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, NFP Visit-to-Visit Guidelines and standards of NFP and of the lead agency. The nurse home visitor reports to the NFP Nurse Supervisor.

The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its vision to be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values ofInnovation, Collaboration, Accountability, ResponsivenessandExcellencein all aspects of their work.

The NFP nurse home visitor carries a minimum case load of 25 families. Home visiting services begin during pregnancy and extend to the child’s second birthday. The nurse arranges home visits and performs nursing interventions in the mother and child’s home environment or location of choice. Services are provided according to the NFP schedule and in accordance with the NFP model and guidelines and the nursing process. Minimum of 8-10 successful home visits expected weekly at maximum capacity. Develops long-term therapeutic relationships and utilizes concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing during home visits. Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains. Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes. Provides education, support and community referral resources to assist in attaining targeted goals, including smoking cessation. Plans home visits in accordance with client goals and NFP outcomes. Evaluates client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes. Communicates with other health professionals and referral sources to ensure receipt of services and individualized care. Understands, supports, and coaches’ others in the NFP vision, mission and model. Maintains clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and co-workers. Maintains confidentiality of client information. Schedules joint home visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor every four months. Participates in weekly supervisory sessions utilizing reflective practice to review client progress with the supervisor.

Documents case management activities and maintains electronic client health records. Completes Encounters and EARS daily to document direct services, risk factors, referrals and other interventions. Documents within 48-72 hours of service. Completes required NFP forms and records data for input into Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database. Meets work standards and programmatic goals and objectives. Maintains standard-applicable regulations for personnel, medical records management and programmatic/funder requirements. Reviews and responds to email daily. Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to ETO. Establishes and records progress toward annual goals. Participates in quality improvement efforts.

Attends required meetings, including but not limited to, 1:1 meetings with supervisor, bi-weekly case conferences, and bi-weekly team meetings. Works as part of team to support the NFP vision, mission and model. Elicits and considers differing viewpoints when analyzing issues. Assists in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation. Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families. As requested/required, participates in community coalition in support of NFP. As requested/required, promotes public awareness of NFP. Attends annual staff and nursing in-services and Nursing Action Team meetings as available.

Completes all required NFP and agency education. Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them. Is motivated to utilize computer for distance learning. Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services. Actively engages in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.


Must possess the following:

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices, and techniques.

Ability to effectively interview and assess the health care of clients.

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Knowledge of child development.

Knowledge of community resources.

Ability to administer medications.

Ability to provide preventive health care and treatment of physical problems.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally or in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.

Ability to teach basic health care.

Able to work with diverse populations, communities, and organizations.

Ability to work independently in a home setting.

Ability to assist in planning and conducting a variety of training activities.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to utilize a computer for data entry and record documentation.

*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

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.

Veteran Information: 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 clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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