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Health Support Technician - 64006357

Company: State of Florida
Location: North Fort Myers
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 362503

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH SUPPORT TECHNICIAN - 64006357

Position Number: 64006357

Salary: $ 22,808.21 - $ 23,991.50

Posting Closing Date: 05/07/2021

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Lee County

If you're looking to build a great career in public health - you've 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

The Department of Health's mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts

The incumbent of this position provides administrative support to DOH-Lee Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. This employee is at risk for exposure to blood-borne pathogens. This position may serve clients that speak only Spanish, Creole, or other languages. It may require performance of interpreter duties, if bi-lingual, or implementation of the Department's Limited English Proficiency Plan. Travel to all WIC sites may be involved in the performance of duties

HEALTH SUPPORT:

Collects and records medical data (height/length, weight and hemoglobin levels) of WIC clients in accordance with DHM 150-24. Transcribes all medical data to the FL-WiSE system. Completes the Lab/Anthro screen with proper measurement conversions for women, infants, and children. Reviews client's immunization records and documents information in the Immunization/Blood work screen of the FL-WiSE system in accordance with DHM 150-24 and manuals. Calibrates anthropometric equipment per DHM 150-24 manual, when needed. Properly maintains bio-hazardous materials according to FDOH and CHD requirements. Follows FDOH and Lee CHD policies regarding prevention of blood borne pathogen transmission. Cleans electric breast pumps returned to the site per department policy.

CLERICAL DUTIES:

Operates the FL-WiSE computer terminals/scanners/signature pads/card readers/pin pads: interviews participants for demographics, WIC income eligibility, and immunizations; issues benefits, special formula and EBT cards. Instructs participants on redemption procedures, rights and obligations, program procedures, vendor/participant concerns. Provides interactive newsletter contact and voter registration compliance. Responsible for security, inventory, storage and accurate completion of special formula, EBT card issuance log, and supply orders. Participates in end of the month inventory. Completes precertification screen for anyone walking in and requesting a WIC appointment. Adheres to all WIC regulations, policies, and procedures set forth in DOH 150-24, and other guides and manuals designated for the position.

CLIENT SERVICES:

Answers telephone to schedule appointments in the FL-Wise System, provide information, or forward calls. Provides information to the public regarding the WIC Program, classes and/or other program events. Provides information on community assistance agencies. Completes weekly call backs as directed.

BREASTFEEDING:

Protects, promotes, and supports breastfeeding. Refers client to appropriate site for breastfeeding information, concerns and/or breast pump loan. Works Breastfeeding Report as directed by supervisor.

ADMINISTRATION:

Participates in ongoing nutrition education and outreach activities with local agency. Performs related duties as required by supervisor.

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

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

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. 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
  • 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 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.
  • The State of Florida is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
  • Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The application includes background information questions. A "yes" answer to these questions will not automatically bar you from employment. The nature, job-relatedness, severity, and date of the offence in relation to the position you are applying are considered. Please make sure all questions are answered thoroughly.

  • Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position. Responses such as "see resume" or "see application" and incomplete applications are subject to disqualification.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
  • Nine Annual paid holidays
  • Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
  • Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
  • Health insurance for individual or family coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tuition waiver available

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums. Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO

Single coverage is $50, Family coverage is $180

Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15, Family coverage is $64.30

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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers

Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral

Keywords: State of Florida, North Fort Myers , Health Support Technician - 64006357, Other , North Fort Myers, Florida

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