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Date:  Mar 6, 2023


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Requisition No: 789560 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50001572 

Salary:  $45,760.00/ Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 03/30/2023 



Emory L. Bennett Memorial State Veterans' Nursing Home

Daytona Beach, Volusia County

Annual Salary: $45,760.00

Shift: Multiple shifts available

Paid Bi-weekly


New employees as well as returning employees that have been separated from the Department for a period of 12 months or more are ‎eligible for the sign-on bonus of $2,000. (This amount will be paid out over a two year period at 6-month intervals. Any employee leaving employment with the agency or moving to OPS prior to that timeframe will forfeit any additional bonus reimbursement.)



  • Competitive Wage Scale
  • Health Insurance- Family Plan $180 per MONTH
  • Health Insurance- Individual Plan $ 50 per MONTH
  • Choice of Insurance plans- HMO or PPO
  • Life, Dental, Vision and much more offered
  • State Pension/ Retirement and 401K
  • 104 hours of vacation
  • 104 hours of sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Tuition Waiver Program for full time employees- up to 6 credit hours each semester


The FDVA Nursing State Veterans’ Nursing Homes and Domiciliary are designated employment sites for the Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

  • From funds available, the program may make nursing education loan repayments of up to $4,000.00 per year, per nurse enrolled in the program, for a maximum of four years.
  • Payment is made at the end of each 12 month enrollment period and made directly to the participant’s lender.
  • Enrollment and payment of awards is based on available funds.


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



  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Licensure as a Practical Nurse.
  • One (1) year of experience in providing practical nursing services.
  • Must have up to date CPR certification.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of computer applications: Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook.
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process, to include but not limited to, a Level II Background check and drug screen.
  • Must participate in Direct Deposit.



Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Experience medication administration in a skilled nursing facility.



  • The incumbent is responsible for providing 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.

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: Daytona Beach