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SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 50950025

Date: Nov 29, 2017

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32092

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Requisition No: 24998 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 50950025

Position Number: 50950025 

Salary:  $1,481.60 bi-weekly and $38,521.60 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2017 

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Clyde Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home

St. Augustine, St. Johns County

Salary: $1,481.60 bi-weekly and $38,521.60 annually

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Willingness to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Licensure as a practical nurse in accordance with F.S. 464
  • Must have up to date CPR certification.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of computer applications: Microsoft Office, including Outlook.
  • Successful completion Level II Criminal Background Screening and drug screen  

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Experience passing medications in a skilled nursing facility.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS / EXPECTATIONS:

  • Provide quality care to the veteran 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.
  • Administer medications and perform treatments to assigned patients. Complete documentation of needs and treatment as required by local, state, and federal requirements.  Assist team members in giving care to patients. Administer direct care using nursing skills and judgment as needed. Evaluate and document the patient's condition and nursing needs. Set goals and prescribe appropriate nursing interventions to meet the physical, psychological, social rehabilitative and discharge planning. Initiate and  share in leadership of team conferences in development of individualized nursing care plans.
  • Assign nursing care to team members in accordance with the patients' needs and available staffing. Coordinate other duties as needed. Direct and evaluate nursing care provided to patients. Assist with orientation of new personnel. Coordinate nursing care of patients when scheduled for therapy or procedures by other departments/disciplines. Establish and maintain communications and utilize teaching opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.
  • Report pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e. physician, head nurse, charge nurse, and/or nursing supervisor and appropriate family member). Record observations accurately and concisely. Assist physicians with special tests and procedures within the scope of the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
  • Maintain the standards of nursing care and implement the policies and procedures of the facility and nursing department. Follow all local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Comply and perform within the scope of practice as defined by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
  • Ensure economical utilization of supplies and ensure that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner. Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest. Participate in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
  • Actively participate in continuing educational programs for self-development and in overall quality improvement programs.
  • Perform other related duties, including special projects, as assigned.

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

The successful candidate will be required to pass a security background check to include fingerprinting and/or drug screening and participate in direct deposit. Note: you will be required to provide your Social Security number in order to conduct the background screening.

 

Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, 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 to determine how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be cancelled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

We request that all applications be completed online with People First. This agency does not accept faxed or mailed applications.

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

This occupation requires licensure as a practical nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.22 or 8.27.

EFFECTIVE 7/01/02

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. 


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