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Program Nurse (3197)

Jacksonville, Florida
Job Type
22 Sep 2022

Program Nurse for Duval Head Start
Located in Jacksonville, FL

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant 

LSF is looking for a talented Program Nurse who wants to make an impact in the lives of others. 

Purpose & Impact 

The purpose of the Program Nurse is to provide Health Services to children and families. Assists in the identification, coordination, completion of service and evaluation of health or family problems of enrolled children. Maintains awareness of current health services available in the community and works with physicians and other local health care providers to meet the needs of enrolled children. Responsible for the coordination of health follow-up services to identified children. Documents all health/family services that have been provided. Monitors health records at Head Start and Early Head Start center sites. If applicable to the Program, this includes the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Expansion grant. Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Reviews children's files during the enrollment process to identify any health concerns and assess the program's ability to meet a child's individual health needs before admitting a child into the program
  • Evaluate, screen, and approve children with identified health needs.
  • Conduct child staffing meeting to address identified health concerns, accommodations required, development of health plan, and/or assess child's appropriateness for admission based on health needs.
  • Create and write an Individual Health Plan for children with identified health, nutrition, or disability concerns based on physician orders in collaboration with Child Health and Safety Manager.
  • Assist in administering lead screenings.
  • Monitor and track medication administration and health documentation for individual children with a health plan and/or identified health concern.
  • Work in collaboration with the Disabilities Coordinator, Health Coordinator, and FACE Specialists regarding an individual child's health needs.
  • Conduct regular site visits for the center with children that have identified health plans as well as to conduct medication management review.
  • Engage parents regarding their child's health needs to ensure resources are provided and appropriate accommodations are in place.
  • Maintain efficient documentation and updated health case notes in ChildPlus database.
  • Conduct home visits as needed to educate, consult, and provide information to parents.
  • Obtain parent permission for further information from other health providers if needed to develop a child's individual health plan.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with physicians, dentists and other local health care providers in order to provide optimal healthcare for enrolled children.
  • Assist families with referrals and resources to appropriate community services for identified health needs.
  • Coordinate and 7 assist parents with scheduling for their child's follow-up treatment.
  • Administers first-aid or other emergency care as necessary when on site.
  • Review and updates child medical records for completion, follow-up and/or current compliance every 30 days.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.
  • Attends all scheduled workshops and meetings.
  • Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities as deemed necessary.
  • Prepares and delivers health-related training and technical assistance (medication administration, medical procedures, health, and wellness, etc.).
  • Other related duties as assigned.  


Education: Registered Nurse. BSN or Higher or related degree preferred.  

Experience: Requires two years of experience in community health, pediatrics or school nursing. Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area. 

Also required:  Certification in First Aid and CPR within 90 days from the date of hire and successful completion of a Level II background screening, local criminal record check, health, TB and drug screening prior to hiring. Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Clinical experience conducting basic developmental screenings such as vision, hearing, height/weight, lead, hemoglobin/hematocrit for children infants to age 5.
  • Knowledge of human development and health.
  • Knowledge of social services and health services available in the area.
  • Knowledge of computer data entry processes.
  • Knowledge of family-centered practices.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and instructions orally and in writing.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to speak before groups of individuals, such as Committees and Staff meetings.   

Why work for LSF?

LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the organization.   

Amazing benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Teledoc (24/7 online access to Doctors)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
  • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
  • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
  • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement 

Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   

Lutheran Services Florida Children & Head Start Services

3230 Commerce Place, Suite A, West Palm Beach, FL 33407




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  • Job Reference: 719029239-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Lutheran Services Florida
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent