Date:  Sep 14, 2023

LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32025

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Requisition No: 797708 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50000038 

Salary:  $45,760.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/05/2023 


Requisition #797708‎



Robert H. Jenkins State Domiciliary Veterans' Home

Lake City, Columbia County 


Annual Salary: $45,760.00


Paid Bi-weekly


Available Shifts: 7:30am-4:00pm, 3:30pm-12:00am and 11:30pm to 8:00am.  All shifts are overtime eligible.


All SLPN's working 2nd or 3rd shift will be eligible for $1.00/hr. shift differential.‎ This position may include a sign-on bonus of $2,000, which will be paid out over a ‎two-year period at 6-month intervals (restrictions apply).  Any employee leaving ‎employment with the agency or moving to OPS prior to that timeframe will forfeit any ‎additional bonus reimbursement.  There is no guarantee of payment unless you ‎complete the term of employment. If you leave prior to completion of the term, you are ‎owed nothing by the Agency, and the recoupment of any previously paid bonus amount ‎will be at the Agency’s discretion.  Returning employees must have left the Department ‎for a period of 12 months or more to be ‎eligible for the sign-on bonus. ‎


The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs is an agency dedicated to serving those who served U.S.  We are seeking motivated, dynamic individuals!  Our facility boasts a loyal team of long-term employees and a fantastic work culture.


Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, ‎disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and ‎sick leave. Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and ‎Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).‎


***Other Senior Licensed Practical Nurse / GPN positions, including OPS Temporary positions, may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***


***Education and employment history must be verifiable.  Please attach any credentials you claim (degrees, certifications, etc.) to your application***



  • Licensure in Florida as Practical Nurse, or be in current Graduate Nurse (GN) status, possess an eligibility letter from the Florida Board of Nursing and the Authorization to Test (ATT) from Pearson VUE (within 3 months of graduation from an approved program)
  • Must possess a current CPR certification
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process to include, but not limited to, a Level II background check and drug test



  • One (1) year of experience in long-term care facility
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records



The incumbent is responsible for providing quality care to the residents to ensure their health, safety and security in accordance with established agency Standard Operating Procedures and Nurse Practice Act.

Perform assigned duties to include but not limited to administration of medications and treatments per MD order, monitoring and providing interventions to meet the needs of the resident, completing accurate clinical documentation reflective of resident’s current status and supervising CNA and other supportive care giver.


  • Reports to the Nursing Supervisor
  • Provides administrative support that is technical in nature through established nursing standards, the individualized care plan and interdisciplinary teamwork according to established local and FDVA policies and procedures
  • Coordinates shift assignments to team members, providing supervision of licensed and unlicensed staff and follow up to ensure completion of assignments
  • Provide assistance with all aspects of resident care, treatments, self-administration of medications, coordinating medical appointments and spending time in social interactions with residents each shift worked
  • Report resident concerns and needs promptly to the appropriate team member
  • Assist with monitoring and accountability of residents to enable medical personnel to accomplish health related tasks
  • Follow Resident’s Rights policies at all times and maintain confidentiality of resident information
  • Consistently work cooperatively and respectfully with residents, family or resident representatives, facility staff, physicians, ARNP’s, consultants and ancillary service providers to assist residents to achieve maximum abilities, safety and promote happiness
  • Document services and care plan outcomes appropriately within the facility software/database
  • Participate in staff development and orientation of new personnel
  • Attends all in-service programs, training classes and domiciliary meetings. Assumes responsibility and accountability for information contained in the Employee Handbook
  • Observe all facility safety, infection control, risk management, HIPAA policies
  • Performs other related duties as required


This position is in the Career Service system.


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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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: Lake City