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SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE - 64004870 at State of Florida in PENSACOLA, FL

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Requisition No: 25629 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE - 64004870

Position Number: 64004870 

Salary:  $35,000 - $42,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2017 

This position is advertised as an Internal Agency announcement. To be eligible, you must be a current Florida Department of Health employee, in a Senior Management Service (SMS), Selected Exempt Service (SES), Career Service (CS), or Other Personal Services (OPS) position.


Position Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for maintaining the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Drug Assistance Program (DAP). The incumbent maintains confidentiality regarding all client information. The incumbent will keep procedure manuals current and update material as needed to comply with policies and procedures of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). The incumbent works closely with the ADAP clerk and provides the clerk with the needed day to day directions so that the ADAP will function smoothly to meet client needs. Strict adherence to all security guidelines is expected. The incumbent ensures that all data set(s) under the incumbent’s responsibilities are available to those who need to know, protects the integrity of those assigned data set(s), and assists the Security Coordinator as needed to comply with policies and procedures described in Security Policy 3 - areas of responsibilities.


The incumbent will complete the ADAP Central Office training and become proficient in the skills needed for the ADAP program, which includes but is not limited to: screening referrals; determining program qualifications of clients following ADAP guidelines; screening clients for other insurance or pharmaceutical benefits; ensuring that medical eligibility criteria is met; conduct Ryan White core eligibility as needed and maintain working knowledge of ADAP program enrollment requirements; handling clients who move to other areas and transferring their care; ordering and distribution of prepackaged and labeled ADAP formulary medications per Department of Health State of Florida pharmaceutical guidelines; assessing adherence to medications with each client and providing all needed education regarding ADAP medications to clients. Following the time guidelines as to reenrollment and needed documentation for reenrollment. Review ADAP client files prior to dispensing medication to ensure files contain valid and current Ryan White Notice of Eligibility.  Liaising and coordinating care as needed with the Ryan White case manager.  Provide administration of injectable medication and immunizations as needed per program guidelines. Has understanding of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / AIDS and knows all effects and side effects of ADAP formulary medications. Establish collegial relationships with the prescribing practitioners of client’s medications and work to increase clients adherence to total care plan.  Will perform phlebotomy services as needed on HIV clients.


Attain basic working knowledge of private health insurance programs in order to assess clients for eligibility in the ADAP Premium Plus program. Undergo training and stay abreast of ADAP private health insurance requirements and Healthcare Marketplace ADAP approved plans for clients who transition to the Healthcare Marketplace.  Enter required insurance data into the state ADAP database and assist client and/or state ADAP office with any technical issues related to the ADAP premium payment process. 


Responsible for coordination and implementing all established ADAP program standards; maintains comprehensive quality records and collects and documents data. Enters required data into ADAP database, run routine reports to monitor client data, adherence and enrollment status. Prepares information for reports, which are accurate and submitted on time, maintains ADAP drug inventory and current supply of medications for individual clients. Actively provides Quality Improvement (QI) of all records. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills, in daily work. Keeps supervisor fully informed on all issues and information that affects the ADAP program. 


Actively participate in case management meetings, inter-disciplinary case staffing meetings and quarterly consortia meetings. Participates in conferences; work groups and other professional meetings that enhance ones knowledge about HIV/AIDS. The incumbent will provide some HIV counseling and testing services within the HIV section of the Florida Department Health - Escambia County.


Employee Work Expectations:

Promotes the department as a positive, caring community organization through courteous behavior toward all clients and co-workers. Follows chain of command and keeps supervisor and others fully informed of activities, pertinent issues, upcoming events, and potential problems.  Ensures that recommendations made to the supervisor do not withhold information that could influence decision-making. Immediately reports to supervisor directives from others who are not part of DOH-ESCAMBIA management (e.g. Tallahassee). Maintains the integrity of the department by ensuring information and advice supplied to customers is technically correct and in compliance with all federal, state and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Come to work on time
  • Work hard
  • Be courteous
  • Do the right thing
  • Respect the chain of command
  • Respond to Disasters
  • Be a lifelong learner


Note: 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. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the 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: http://www.sss.gov.


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.


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 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 clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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