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Date: Nov 6, 2021

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33954

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Requisition No: 459866 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50009179 

Salary:  $30,160.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 

Requisition #459866 




Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans' Nursing Home

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County

Annual Non-Negotiable Salary:  $30,160.00 / NEW HOURLY RATE

Position is Overtime Eligible 

Paid Bi-Weekly

Shifts Available:

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (30-Minute Break)

3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (30-Minute Break)

11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. (30-Minute Beak)

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

*The average CNA to patient ratio is 1 to 7

*The average Nurse to patient ratio is 1 to 20

*Excellent patient care resources and time allotment

*Ceiling lift system in every patient room and their bathroom

*Ample Supplies and PPE equipment

*State of the art smoke free facility

*On-site Pharmacy

Excellent retirement package and 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), and so much more.

This is a continuous advertisement for a Senior Certified Nursing Assistant.  

Multiple positions; varied shifts; and OPS (Temporary) candidates will be selected from this pool.

Other vacant positions/shifts, including OPS (temporary) positions/shifts may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date.


  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English (reading, writing and speaking).
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must possess a valid Certified Nursing Assistant license in Florida.
  • Must be willing and able to work a schedule that is inclusive of weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess a current BLS / CPR card from the American Heart Association.
  • Must have basic computer skills. 
  • Successful completion of a current Level 2 background screening and drug test.


  • Experience working as a CNA in a 120 Bed Skilled Long-Term Care Nursing facility.
  • High School Diploma or GED.


Provide the assistance necessary when giving residents the following Activities of Daily Living nursing care: oral hygiene; bathing; dressing and grooming; hair and nail care; shaving; toileting; assistance with meals, nourishments and transportation to meal service areas, and mobility.

Routinely observe, identify and report resident concerns/needs to supervisor.

Provide escort to resident appointments when required. Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately. Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.

Perform restorative nursing measures as outlined in the care plan.

Perform simple nursing measures such as, but not limited to, applying splints and positioning devices, making occupied and unoccupied beds, changing linens, etc.

Measure and record vital signs as assigned. Measure and record intake and output according to the care plan. Observe, monitor and report symptoms of potential skin breakdown and/or pressure ulcers to primary nurse.

Use appropriate technique for mechanical lifts, transferring, turning and positioning, range of motion exercises recognizing changes that place a resident at risk for pressure ulcers and falls.

Provide appropriate end of life care and use appropriate techniques for assisting and Provide the required nursing care for assigned residents in the area of Activities of Daily Living using proper technique to include: mouth care, bathing, dressing, grooming, hair and nail care; shaving, toileting; feeding/assistance with eating; maintaining hydration; and mobility as outlined in the care plan. Follow facility established policies and procedures when providing all care and dining room protocol.

Responding to the cognitively impaired resident or the resident with difficult behaviors including Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Observe conditions and report behavioral changes to primary nurse/RN Supervisor.

Ensure that all resident safety devices are used as outlined in the care plan.

Provide escort for resident appointments etc. as assigned.

Document all care given on the appropriate form and/or utilizing the electronic patient care documentation system.  Maintain confidentiality of residents.

Ensure efficient use of supplies and document in the electronic inventory tracking system.

Respond to resident’s requests and needs timely and appropriately.  Answer resident call lights promptly.

Notify nurse of any changes in resident’s condition.

Complete assignments from the primary nurse or RN supervisor within the time allowed.

Attend all required facility training.

Perform related work 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.  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