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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT/ACTIVITIES DEPT. (Multiple positions & shifts, including temporary)

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: LAND O LAKES, FL, US, 34639

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Requisition No: 401606 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT/ACTIVITIES DEPT. (Multiple positions & shifts, including temporary)

Position Number: 50000139 

Salary:  $27,040.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 

Requisition #401606 




Baldomero Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Land O’ Lakes, Pasco County

Annual starting salary: $27,040.00

Paid Bi-weekly

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 vacant CNA/Therapy Aide positions (shifts) may be filled from this advertisement within Six (6) months of the closing date.***

***This is a continuous advertisement for a CNA/Activities position.  Multiple positions; varied shifts; OPS (Temporary) candidates will be selected from this pool.***

***The advertised salary is effective July 1, 2021.  If you are hired prior to July 1, 2021, the personnel office will provide pay rate information for days worked prior to July 1, 2021.


Employment Histories that state “see resume” will not be considered.  Applications must be thorough and completed in entirety, including 10 years of work history providing explanations for any gaps in employment.


  • Must have current Florida Certified Nursing Assistant license.
  • Must be willing and able to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Must be willing and able to drive a 15 passenger facility van.
  • The candidate must have a legible and valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Understanding.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.


  • Experience in a long-term care environment with a geriatric population in activities department.
  • Current CPR card.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.


  • CNA/Therapy Aide will ensure that the residents ADLs, daily assignments and an ongoing program of activities in accordance with the comprehensive assessment are completed during the shift while identifying and resolving needs.  Reports directly to the Activities Director (Therapy Aide Supervisor).
  • Assist with developing and implementing an activities program, which improves or maintains physical, mental and social well-being with a varied work schedule that may include weekend, evenings, and holidays.
  • Assist with developing an activities plan for each resident in accordance with the inter-disciplinary team process. 
  • Responsible for the documentation of that plan in the resident’s medical record. 
  • Responsible for initial interview with new residents and input of resident data into the medical record.
  • Performing duties of the Activities Director when the Activities Director is unavailable.
  • Responsible for maintaining the activity space and requesting of, equipment and supplies for the program and ensuring resident safety for individual and/or group activities.
  • Observe all facility safety, infection control policies and procedures.
  • Complete required documentation. Consistently work cooperatively with resident, resident’s representatives, facility staff, physicians, consultants and ancillary service providers. Maintain confidentiality of resident.
  • Performs all other related duties in an effective, timely, professional manner as assigned. Attend all in-service programs classes as assigned and complete assignment. Participates in interdisciplinary team and other facility meetings as assigned. Follow Residents Rights’ policies as all times. Assume accountability for data contained in the employees’ handbook.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


This is a Career Service Position.


  • 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:
  • 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.

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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