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Health Support Specialist - 64006237

Company: State of Florida
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 360223

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH SUPPORT SPECIALIST - 64006237

Position Number: 64006237

Salary: $1,062.56 Biweekly

Posting Closing Date: 05/02/2021

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.

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) to conduct this background check.

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

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, 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
  • Verifiable work experience or training performing hematological testing
  • Verifiable work experience or training performing anthropometric measurements

PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, and policies

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position performs a variety of clerical and health support functions in the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program at the Florida Department of Health in Lake County. Work includes taking weight and height measurements of WIC clients and performing hematological tests necessary for WIC certification. Work includes performing varied clerical and health support duties that require independent judgement based upon information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual for the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children program and the FL-WiSE (the WIC database system) Clinic Manual, FL-WiSE Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints.

Performs hematological tests necessary for WIC certification. Accurately enters hematological data into FL-WiSE. Maintains documentation of calibration of hematological equipment. Maintains a log of hematological testing on WIC participants. Maintains equipment as necessary and keeps inventory of hematological equipment. Orders hematological supplies on a monthly basis, as needed. Follows Biomedical Waste Operating Plan for the Florida Department of Health in Lake County.

Performs weight and height measurements for WIC clients, using the correct anthropometric techniques. Accurately enters anthropometric data into FL-WiSE. Responsible for calibrating all equipment used for weighing and measuring WIC participants following policies and procedures outlined in DHM 150-24 and the FL-WiSE Clinic Manual, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Training Modules, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints.

Interviews and screens clients for WIC Program eligibility. Communicates administrative and clerical policies and procedures to clients. Performs varied clerical duties that require independent judgement based on information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children program and the FL-WiSE (WIC database system) Clinic Manual, FL-WiSE Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints. Instructs WIC clients interactively in basic nutrition principles found in the WIC Nutrition Education Kit. Issues WIC benefits to program participants. Assists nutrition staff with nutrition questionnaires by accurately entering data from the questionnaires into FL-WiSE.

Operates computers, printers, photocopying machines, fax machines, calculators and related equipment with such accuracy as can be acquired on the job. Type's correspondence, memoranda, reports, forms and other documents from rough drafts, notes or oral instructions.

Organizes and maintains WIC records and inventories of EBT cards, medical supplies, WIC materials, office supplies, special formula and WIC VOC/NE cards. Prepares statements and inventory reports. Performs varied clerical duties that require independent judgement based upon information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual for the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children program and the FL-WiSE Clinic Manual, FL-WiSE Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints.

Reviews WIC data found in FL-WiSE for accuracy and completeness. Assists in the training of new staff in job duties.

Performs end-of-the-month closeout by calling clients listed on the Non-Participant report and sending reminder notices as necessary.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

N/A

Other job-related requirements for this position:

Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)

In the event of an emergency, this health department is required to perform emergency operations functions. You may be required to work before, during and/or beyond your normal work hours or days in a special needs shelter, red cross shelter, emergency operations command center (EOCC), or to perform other emergency functions.

Participation in the direct deposit program is a condition of employment for all persons employed in state government. If you are not already participating in the direct deposit program, you will be expected to enroll within 31 days of employment.

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.

Florida Department of Health in Lake County is a tobacco-free organization. The use of tobacco products is not allowed by employees while on duty on any Florida DOH in Lake County building or campus. This includes walkways, parking lots, and public and private vehicles parked in the lots.

This posting could be used to fill future vacancies

This posting may fill multiple positions

If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.

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: Orlando

Keywords: State of Florida, Deltona , Health Support Specialist - 64006237, Other , Leesburg, Florida

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