Date:Apr 16, 2018

Location:ORLANDO, FL, US, 32809

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Requisition No: 33817

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64043527

Position Number: 64043527

Salary: $33,377.24-$102,333.49

Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2018





Class Title:Nursing Program Specialist

Position Number: 64043527

Base Salary: $1,865.38 Biweekly

Location: 6101 Lake Ellenor Drive

Orlando, FL 32809

**Position subject to continued funding.

NOTE:Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

Starting January 1, 2012, tobacco products (use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products) will not be allowed to be consumed on Orange County Health Department property including buildings (interior and exterior), parking to comply with the Tobacco Free policy on any facility, campus, or building that is owned or leased by, or on behalf of, OCHD including: buildings (interior and exterior), walkways, parking lots, public and private vehicles parked in the lots, and any public sidewalks that fall within the OCHD facility boundaries. Any person who violates the Tobacco Free policy may be subject to disciplinary action.


This position is an advanced, independent and specialized Nursing Program Specialist who understands and has knowledge of the clinical programs under the Operations and Clinical programs. The NPS will demonstrate initiative, organization, planning, and excellent communications and computer skills. Knowledge of MS Office and Access is a must. The incumbents’ duties and responsibilities would include but are not limited to:

Manages the Nursing Professional Education Programs specifically in the planning, development and implementation of monthly in-services which have significant impact on the licensure of professional staff as well as the educational benefits to the entire staff. Adheres to requirements for Florida DOH Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Provider Status in accordance with Florida Statue for program acceptance, records maintenance and all other requirements. Maintains CE Broker required documentation and data entry in the provision of continuing education credits.

Analyzes the plans for present and projected training and programmatic needs in accordance with DOH-Orange strategic plan objectives, community needs, and available resources and makes recommendations. Plans and implements learning opportunities for professional staff and counsels staff regarding advanced education.

Conduct Nursing/Clinical Staff Orientation for new nursing staff. Completes 3, 6 and 9 month follow-ups for compliance of policies and skills proficiency.

Assists in providing continuous evaluation of the quality and productivity of the Nursing Division via record audits, peer review and direct observation. Compiles data, develops spreadsheets and reports describing findings and identifies opportunities for improvement. Participates as a member of the Audit team which is charged with updating and developing audit tools and maintaining an internal audit process and schedule.

Assists in review, development and implementation of FDOH-Orange policies and procedures to assure they are current and written in accordance with FDOH policies, the Nursing Practice Act and ARNP protocols. Assists in program and policy formulation, focusing on nursing/clinical implications. Participates with nursing leadership in planning, developing and improving nursing procedures and process. Assist Employee Health Nurse with updating policy on an annual basis. Plan and provide Continuing Education Unit curriculum for external customers.

Participates in disaster preparedness exercises and acts as the Special Needs Shelter Coordinator in collaborating with the Emergency Operations program as well as a liaison with other community agencies. Assists in fit testing of all at-risk staff with Employee Health Nurse on an annual basis for N95 respirator masks. May assist with fit testing for new hires at risk staff within 30 days of hire.

Acts as the liaison with FDOH Program Office, other FDOH educators statewide and area schools of nursing and allied health. Acts as a role model for public health nursing; demonstrating skills, procedures, philosophy and implementation of policies. Assists with placement of nursing students.

Serves as backup for the Employee Health Program as well as an alternate instructor for OSHA class and provides assistance in Back to School Immunization Campaigns, Office of Emergency Operations Bio-Terrorism exercises/events and SpNS annual training.

Member of the FDOH-Orange Training Committee which assists with the development and implementation of training curriculum.

Provides licensed staff with American Heart Association Basic Life Support education, both initial and renewal classes.

Performs other duties as required or requested by the Director of Nursing.


  • Knowledge of the theories and concepts of preventive health care.

  • Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques in specialized areas.

  • Knowledge of community resources and organizations.

  • Knowledge of the principles of adult learning.

  • Skill in the application of nursing theory in specialized areas.

  • Ability to teach professional nurses.

  • Ability to assess and prioritize service and personnel needs in a specialized area.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to coordinate and evaluate a specialized or educational nursing program.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. A background screening will be completed on each applicant selected for a position designated as "sensitive" and a drug test will be conducted on each applicant selected for positions designated as "safety sensitive" in accordance with department policies (Background Screening DOHP 60-5-08 and Drug Free Workplace DOHP 60-9-99). 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: 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. Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during and/or beyond normal business hours and/or days. We request that all applications be completed online with People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.

Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

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.

Nearest Major Market:Orlando