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Florida Department of Corrections OPS COVID Vaccine Licensed Practical Nurse - 64914091 in ARCADIA, Florida

OPS COVID Vaccine Licensed Practical Nurse - 64914091

Date: Apr 9, 2021

Location: ARCADIA, FL, US, 34266

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Requisition No: 323342

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS COVID Vaccine Licensed Practical Nurse - 64914091

Position Number: 64914091

Salary: $25.00 per hour

Posting Closing Date: 04/22/2021

This is an OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment. OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.

We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.


This is an OPS COVID Vaccine Licensed Practical Nurse position that will administer vaccinations and perform other tasks to support the Florida Department of Health with vaccination efforts in DeSoto County.


  • A valid driver license and reliable transportation

  • Certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse

  • High school diploma or its equivalent is preferred

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to include after normal working hours and on weekends

  • Flexible to learn and work in various roles

  • Flexible to work at different sites and scheduled shifts

  • Ability to work in high volume fast-paced site

  • Ability to lift 25-50 lbs.

  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, sit or stand for long periods of time as necessary

  • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat, rain, high humidity and other adverse conditions

  • Knowledge of public health nursing principles, practices and techniques

  • Participation in the direct deposit program within 30 days of employment as mandated per Florida Statute 110.113, 96-310, Laws of Florida

  • 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.


  • Assist with setup and breakdown of site

  • Able to administer vaccinations to adults

  • Accurately complete “Immunization Clinic Record/Signature Card” and all other documentation required per Health Department policy and procedures for vaccines administered

  • Perform data entry if needed

  • Greet and direct clients

  • Complete client vaccine cards

  • Assist with crowd and traffic control

  • Perform client temperature checks

  • Ensure clients are maintaining a safe distance and wearing masks

  • Verify clients’ identity and residency

  • Conduct screening questions and document answers

  • Answer client questions and assist in resolving any client concerns

  • Monitor and maintain vaccine count / vaccine custodian duties as fit

  • Monitor queues and ensure efficient client flow

  • Monitor clients for adverse reactions to vaccine

  • Attend to clients promptly and professionally, maintain good customer service at all times

  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Ability to plan, organize and complete work assignments.

  • Ensure personal hygiene is maintained to a high level and correct PPE is always worn

  • Understanding of Regulatory Requirements

  • Knowledge of public health nursing principles, practices and techniques

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

  • Ability to provide direct patient care and treatment

  • Ability to administer medications

  • Good interviewing skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality (protected health information)

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows-based business software applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Access to reliable transportation

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Experience in customer service

  • Carry out instructions provided in a written, oral or diagram form

  • * 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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:

  • 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. Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

  • Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

    If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

    OPS – Other Personal Services / Temporary Employment


    State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory

    Workers’ Compensation - mandatory

    Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory

    Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements, please consult with your servicing HR office for details)

    Deferred Compensation - voluntary

    Employee Assistance Program - voluntary


    Any form of paid leave

    Paid holidays

    Participation in the Florida Retirement System

    Reinstatement rights or retention rights


    Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes

    Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code

    The People First Team will automatically add the remaining language regarding Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action, American's with Disabilities Act, Drug Free Workplace Act and Veterans’ Preference (if applicable) to all job announcements.

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.