Date:  Nov 26, 2023

LAND O' LAKES, FL, US, 34639

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Requisition No: 808149 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50000086 

Salary:  $45,760.00 Annual 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2023 



Baldomero Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home

Land O' Lakes, Pasco County

Annual Salary: $45,760.00

Paid Bi-weekly


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


Direct care Senior Licensed Practical Nurse applicants that have not been employed by the FDVA in the last 12 months may be eligible for a $2,000.00 sign-on bonus. OPS and non-direct care positions are not eligible for a sign-on bonus.


Effective September 16, 2022 qualifying 2:45 pm – 11:15 pm & 10:45 pm – 7:15 am shifts may be eligible for a $1.00 per hour shift differential


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).‎


The FDVA Nursing State Veterans’ Nursing Homes 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 $4000 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 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.



  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Valid State of Florida Licensed Practical Nurse or possession of a graduate practical nurse letter from the Florida Board of Nursing.
  • Valid CPR certification. 
  • Fluency in the English Language: Reading, Writing, Speaking and understanding.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have experience passing medications in a skilled nursing facility.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of computer applications: Microsoft Office, including Outlook.
  • Successful completion of a current Level II Criminal Background Screening to include, but not limited to a drug test and finger printing.



Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience working with a geriatric population in a skilled long-term care facility.
  • Experience passing medications in a skilled nursing facility. 



Nurses will be given direct supervision by an RN.

Give ordered treatments, administer prescribed medications, give direct ADL care and complete requirements for diagnostic procedures as requested by the attending physician on an assigned shift per established policies and procedures. Receive verbal orders, including telephone orders from attending physicians. Transcribes physician’s orders to all appropriate documents on an assigned shift per established policies and procedures.

Make rounds with physicians and other health care personnel per established policies and procedures. Monitor physician’s orders for completion. Review and follow-up on resident incidents or complaints.

Count narcotics at beginning and end of shift. Assure that narcotic records are accurate for assigned shift. Will provide supervision (lead worker duties) for the facility on an assigned shift as require and as defined in 60K-2.0061 (3) (d) F.A.C.

 Will supervise subordinates on assigned unit. Review work assignments with staff on unit and assign team members in accordance with the patient’s needs, available staffing, and in accordance with policies and procedures. Assure assigned CNAs are in dining room on time. Try to problem solve with employees as required before involving supervisor.

Recognize and respond to changes in resident’s conditions as it occurs. Will record observations accurately and concisely. Notify supervisor, physician and family of changes. Document all notifications as they are made. Assist physicians with special tests and procedures as required and within the scope of the Florida Nursing Practice Act.

Receive and give report at beginning and end of shift by making walking rounds with the off-going and on-coming nurse. On assigned residents and within the assigned time frame will: Complete, sign and date the MDS, RAP modules and additional assessments. Will review and update care plans; notify chairperson if changes need to be made per established policies and procedures; and attend Interdisciplinary Care Plans when requested.

Will maintain professional standards of nursing care at all times. Follows all local, state, and federal rules and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the facility and nursing department.

Attend mandatory and non-mandatory in-services, meetings, Care Plans and MDS as required. Will ensure economical utilization of supplies and proper charging of items to residents’ accounts.

Ensure equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner. Will maintain valid CPR certification and perform as needed. Perform all other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.


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. 

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