Requisition No: 371241
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: OPS HEALTH SUPPORT TECHNICIAN - 64952483
Position Number: 64952483
Salary: $12.04/ hourly
Posting Closing Date: 06/18/2021
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the
Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. If you are looking
to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to
the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health
programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to
join our team! Applicants will be contacted directly if selected
for an interview.
OPS HEALTH SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
Your Specific Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the physician, advanced practice
registered nurse, nurse, the health support technician assists the
health care professionals by performing activities and duties
related to diagnosis, treatment, and general health status of the
students. This is a 10 month and 35 hours a week position that
follows the school schedule. The clinic has limited hours during
the summer, typically all clinic staff return approximately 2.5
weeks prior to school starting in August.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Reception and initial intake of patients.
- Triage patients in accordance with clinic procedures.
- Perform lab testing
- Assist in ordering supplies.
- Maintain an antiseptic environment.
- Stock shelves and exam rooms with medical and lab
- Screens vision, hearing, height, and weight.
- Assist with patient discharge instructions.
- Perform outreach and education to students to include tobacco
use, healthy behaviors, healthy food habits, illegal substances,
alcohol, and vaping.
- Provide supervision for the safe and accurate
self-administration of medications by students, including
administering insulin per policy
- Accurately document clinic visits
- Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of clinical functions, basic client care, routine
medical, physical and developmental tests.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Ability to interview students to obtain health histories
- Ability to keep records, compile data and prepare reports.
- Ability to administer emergency treatment.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and
- Ability to operate a personal computer and accompanying
- High school graduation or GED
- Current Florida Medical Assistant or Certified Nursing
- CPR certification
- Dependable transportation
Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in
Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve
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:
Pinellas Park High School Clinic (Primarily), while assisting
the other 4 (Boca Ciega, Gibbs, Largo, Northeast High School)
school-based clinics in Pinellas County as the need arises.
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The
State's 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 www.myfrs.com);
- Flexible Spending Accounts;
- Tuition waivers;
- And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit
Please be advised:
Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be
verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic
This position requires a security background check and/or drug
screening and participation in direct deposit. 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: 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 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
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
Nearest Major Market: Tampa