Requisition No: 806239
Agency: Department of Health
Job Title: Nursing Program Specialist – 64001152
Position Number: 64001152
Salary: $36,693.57 to $60,433.31
Job Posting Category: Open Competitive
Your Specific Responsibilities
As a part of a global public health organization, you will be supporting the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, dedicated to protecting, promoting, and enhancing the health of all Florida residents. Your role aligns with the agency’s values of innovation, collaboration, accountability, responsiveness, and excellence.
Your primary responsibility as a NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST – 64001152, is to oversee and supervise the Tuberculosis (TB) program for Volusia County, ensuring efficient public health service delivery. Additionally, you will assist with Refugee Health initiatives. This position requires a high level of independent judgment and reports to the Executive Community Health Nursing Director – SES.
- Provide direct patient care and case management for individuals with latent tuberculosis infection or active tuberculosis.
- Conduct thorough patient assessments, including physical examinations and nursing diagnoses, and develop comprehensive care plans in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- Educate patients about the disease, its transmission, prevention methods, and treatment regimens.
- Collaborate with infection control departments, physicians, and health offices to enhance disease reporting and surveillance.
- Investigate disease outbreaks and implement containment measures for communicable diseases reported to Volusia CHD.
- Ensure continuity of care for patients between Volusia CHD and other healthcare providers.
- Perform or assist with Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) and Directly Observed Preventive Therapy (DOPT).
- Monitor Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) system and conduct quarterly audits of TB program activities.
Refugee Health Responsibilities
- Coordinate field services, including Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) and contact investigations for Refugee Health.
- Ensure that support personnel provide services in compliance with Florida statutes and CDC guidelines for tuberculosis and refugee health care.
- Accurately document all data in a timely manner and make educational materials available for patients and providers.
- Act as a liaison between Volusia CHD TB and Refugee Health programs, Florida DOH, committees, and agencies within the service region.
- Stay updated on communicable diseases through research and educational events and apply relevant information to your work.
- Conduct community outreach and deliver presentations on TB and communicable diseases.
- Participate in staff development, team meetings, in-service training, and continuing education.
- Ensure timely submission of necessary documentation, including EARs, timesheets, telephone invoices, and travel records.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Thorough understanding of nursing principles, practices, and techniques in specialized areas.
- In-depth knowledge of TB prevention and treatment guidelines.
- Proficiency in conducting disease investigations.
- Knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and techniques in specialized areas.
- Familiarity with TB prevention and treatment guidelines.
- Skilled in conducting disease investigations.
- Possession of a current, active Florida Registered Nursing license or a multistate Nursing license from another Compact State in good standing.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university or at least 1 year of experience as a registered nurse.
- Experience working in a clinic or community setting.
- Knowledge of TB prevention and treatment guidelines.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Current BLS certification.
Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values
To protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
- Innovation: We seek creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
- Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems.
- Accountability: We perform with integrity and respect.
- Responsiveness: We serve our customers and engage our partners to achieve our mission.
- Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance improvement.
Where You Will Work
Florida Department of Health – 1845 HOLSONBACK DR. DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32117
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida
Working for the State of Florida as NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST – 64001152, offers more than just a paycheck. The comprehensive employee benefits package includes:
- Annual and Sick Leave benefits
- Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year
- State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
- Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please visit www.myfrs.com)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Tuition waivers
- And more! For a complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
Please be advised
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, as well as participation in direct deposit. Misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify candidates from employment consideration. Note that the Social Security Number (SSN) is required for the background check.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, must be registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.
Retirees of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) should check with the FRS to understand how their current benefits will be affected if they are re-employed with the State of Florida.
The successful candidate will be required to complete Form I-9, and employment eligibility will be verified using the E-Verify system, operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration.
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.
Candidates requiring reasonable accommodation as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287) in advance 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.
Candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation, including character of service (e.g., DD Form 214 Member Copy #4), along with any other required documentation.
To learn more about Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, please visit the provided link. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.