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Company: MyFlorida
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64001614 Date: Jan 17, 2023 Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33166 The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website ( .Requisition No: 782441 Agency: Department of HealthWorking Title: REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALIST - 64001614Position Number: 64001614 Salary: $52,000.00 - $60,000.00 Posting Closing Date: 01/23/2023 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY Division of Disease Control and Health Protection Bureau of Epidemiology Section- Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Field Operations Job Title: Registered Nurse Specialist Work Location: Miami Dade County Position Number: 64001614 Requisition Number: 782441 Salary: $52,000.00 - $60,000.00 Your Specific Responsibilities This position is detailed to the Dade County Health Department from the Bureau of Epidemiology, Immunization Section. This position entails independent work under the supervision of the State Health Office Immunization Section providing evaluation, technical assistance, management, consultation, and coordination for a statewide immunization program. In an assigned geographic area, which includes a large, diverse, urban population, this employee is responsible for achieving state and national immunization objectives consistent with federal immunization grant requirements. The incumbent implements program activities and desired outcomes by coordinating and working with county health department (CHO) staff, other staff from the Department of Health, Department of Children and Families, managed care organizations, and private health care providers. The incumbent provides reports as required by the Immunization Section, including written reports describing progress toward achieving program goals, with specific explanations for unmet goals and plans to overcome barriers to their attainment. The activities are varied and complex. as indicated below and are designed to improve immunization levels and reduce vaccine preventable disease morbidity and mortality in Florida. This position serves as Information Custodian for specified information sets in accordance with completed form DH 1151, Information Custodian Delegation of Authority. It maintains departmental, division, and bureau security policies, protocols, and procedures for protecting data and releasing confidential information. This position also serves as Key Custodian for specified secure areas in accordance with completed form DH 1155, Key Custodian Delegation of Authority, and maintains departmental, division, and bureau security policies and procedures for the protection of data and release of confidential information. Enhanced Service Delivery- Consults with and/or provides technical assistance to public and private entities concerning health care. Works directly with private providers (Doctors, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, and other registered nurses) to implement a nurse champion immunization model. Conducts quality assurance and quality improvement activities in the public and private sectors to generate provider-specific feedback on progress toward the implementation of the Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practice, meeting state and national immunization coverage objectives, and compliance with requirements of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccine coverage level assessment improvement programs. Conducts inspections or programmatic evaluations and writes reports of findings, recommendations, and corrective actions. Uses results for reviews and expertise to provide appropriate recommendations or assistance to correct problems and foster improvement in immunization program management. Monitors the quality of care or standards of practice to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements. Disseminate information in person and write to appropriate staff to facilitate needed changes. Also, it provides ongoing technical assistance to immunization providers as required. Develops, negotiates, and implements public/private partnerships. Collaborates with the host agency to develop and cultivate partnerships and practices that mutually support each other's immunization-related objectives. Writes research reports and other publications to document and communicate program activities or research findings. Immunization Information Systems -Functions as a resource for the state's immunization information system, Florida State Health Online Tracking System (FL SHOTS), by providing information, coordination, and support to public and private health care providers and assisting them with utilizing FL SHOTS as a tool to assess immunization coverage rates. Targeting Interventions toward "Pockets of Need" -Assists CHDs in (1) Identifying geographic areas where sub-populations at high risk for under-immunization reside; (2) Measuring immunization coverage in those areas, and most importantly; (3) Implementing measures designed to achieve high coverage among high-risk groups in these areas. Linkages with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and other Private Sector Health Care Providers - Works closely with MCOs and MCO-enrolled providers to institute quality improvement measures that ensure compliance with the recommendations of ACIP and the Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices. Develops policies, procedures, rules, and/or legislation. Assists in implementing the immunization provisions contained in the "Managed Care and Publicly Funded Primary Care Program Coordination Act" (section 381.0407, Florida Statutes) by collaborating with area MediPass Coordinators and Medicaid Area Administrators. Encourages enrollment in the VFC program for private providers who serve children less than19 years of age. Develops, negotiates, and implements public/private partnerships. Develops, implements and leads/participates in immunization coalitions focused on immunizations across the lifetime, childhood, adolescence, and adult. Work with partners in the coalitions to develop specific action plans to raise immunization rates across the lifespan. Instructs on health education, disease prevention, childbirth, and home nursing and develops health improvement programs. Training, Outreach, and Community Education - Develops and provides training on all aspects of immunization activities for professional and volunteer groups. Works to maintain public awareness concerning the importance of immunization by providing training and coordinating the dissemination of information to parents, hospitals, schools, daycare centers, and culturally diverse groups. Acts as a local resource for immunization questions from the public. Surveillance and Outbreak Control - Assists in vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and outbreak control activities, including investigation and containment of outbreaks and coordination of perinatal hepatitis B prevention activities. Vaccine Management-- Provides hands-on assistance with public and private providers to ensure that less than 5% of state supplied vaccines is unaccounted for and that wastage is kept to an absolute minimum. Assists county health departments in carrying out the vaccine management policies in the County Health Department Guidebook. Works with CHDs to develop and carry out plans to maintain vaccine accountability at or above 95%. Assists public and private providers in properly handling and storing vaccines the state provides. Perform other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. Knowledge of the Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices.
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes pertaining to immunizations for enrollment or participation in school, childcare, and public assistance programs.
  • Knowledge of state and federal requirements related to the Vaccines for Children Program, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, and the use of Vaccine Information Statements.
  • Knowledge of the state immunization registry, FL SHOTS. Knowledge of MS Office software.
  • Knowledge of County Health Department Guidebook immunization policies and technical assistance.
  • Ability to operate the Health Management System (HMS).
  • Ability to conduct vaccine inventories.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in writing as indicated by the audiences needs.
  • Ability to identify the nature of problems. Ability to effectively supervise. Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse Certification/Licensure Preferred:
  • 3 years experience as a Registered Nurse Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values: Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts. Vision: To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Values: I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely. C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems. A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect. R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners. E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement. Where You Will Work: Miami - Dade County The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida: Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The States total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
  • 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 click );
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more! For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit . 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 and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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. 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 Department's 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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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:Miami

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