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Date:  Jan 7, 2023

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32814

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Requisition No: 734641 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50323155 

Salary:  $64,480.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/07/2023 

Requisition #713404



Alwyn C. Cashe State Veterans' Nursing Home

Orlando, Orange County 

Annual Non-Negotiable Salary: $64,480.00

Paid Bi-Weekly



*This position is eligible for both overtime pay and an additional $1.00 per hour Florida Nurses’ Association shift differential pay for qualifying shifts.*

Sign-on bonus of $3,500.00 is included, which 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. Returning employees must have left the Department for a period of 12 months or more to be ‎eligible for the sign-on bonus.

**This is a continuous advertisement for a Registered Nurse.  Multiple positions and varied shifts will be selected from this pool. **

The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs is an agency dedicated to serving those who served U.S.  We are seeking a motivated, dynamic individual!


EXCELLENT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (Benefits are prepaid): 

  • Competitive Wage Scale
  • Health Insurance- Family Plan $180 per MONTH
  • Health Insurance- Individual Plan $ 50 per MONTH
  • Spouse Program: If you and your spouse work full-time for the State of Florida, the cost of your family health insurance premiums will be at a reduced rate. Both spouses must be members of the same insurance plan.
  • Choice of Insurance plans- HMO or PPO
  • Life, Dental, Vision and much more offered
  • The Florida Retirement System (FRS) offers you two retirement plans — the Investment Plan and the Pension Plan.
  • The Florida Deferred Compensation Plan is a 457b pre-tax retirement program
  • Vacation Leave
  • 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.


Education and employment history must be verifiable.  Please attach any credentials you claim (degrees, certifications, etc.) to your application.

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




  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess a current Florida Registered Nurse License.
  • Must possess a current CPR certification.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process, to include but not limited to, a Level II Background check and drug screen.



  • Experience in long-term care or 120 bed skilled nursing facility.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with medication administration.



The incumbent is responsible for giving 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. Works under the direct supervision of the Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Orlando