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Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:12 PM

Requisition No:18320
Agency: Department of Health
Position Number:
Salary: 1,917.85 bi:weekly for 10.5 months
Posting Closing Date: 09/15/2017
Division of Community Health
School Health Program
Various Schools within Hillsborough County


Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health : Hillsborough County. If youre looking to build a great career in public health : youve come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health : Hillsborough County your employer of choice.
The Department of Healths mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
The Florida Department of Health is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health:related issues. The Florida Department of Health develops policies and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. The Florida Department of Health also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants, and children with special health care needs, regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.

The school nurse will work within the School District of Hillsborough County, Florida.
The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. The school nurse is uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment, and referral procedures. Duties will include nursing assessments for students with health problems or at high:risk for developing health problems.
School nurses are also responsible for training and supervising Licensed Practical Nurses functioning in the role of Health Assistant as mandated by the Nurse Practice Act, along with training and monitoring Unlicensed Assistive Personnel. The nurse must have the ability to multi:task and communicate effectively with students, parents and staff.
This position requires a Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) with and a valid Registered Nurse license with the State of Florida.
The ideal candidate/employee must be willing to work a 10 and frac12; months position with unpaid leave during the summer break. This position requires a current certification in First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.

Responsibilities include:
:Provide mandated health screening to students along with referrals and follow:up as needed.
:Counsel students, staff and family members in the area of physical, emotional and social health.
:Assure that school personnel who are assigned to administer medication or perform procedures are properly trained.
:Develop care plans for students with health care needs that must be addressed during the school day.
:Review student health records to insure compliance with the immunization requirements for school attendance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
:Knowledge of nursing and public health principles, practices, and techniques. Ability to work with students and to establish
:and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to plan, monitor, and evaluate services provided to students.
:Ability to organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to teach and demonstrate preventative


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