SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Date:  Feb 21, 2024
Location: 

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32814


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Requisition No: 815557 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Position Number: 50326855 

Salary:  $48,505.60 

Posting Closing Date: 02/27/2024 

​Requisition #815557

SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Alwyn C. Cashe State Veterans' Nursing Home

Orlando, Orange County, FL. 

Annual Salary: $48,505.60

Paid Bi-weekly.

 

Position is Overtime Eligible! Special LIMITED SIGN ON BONUS! 

 

All SLPN's working 2nd or 3rd shift will be eligible for $1.00/hr. shift differential.‎

 

This position may include a sign-on bonus of $2,000, which will be paid out over a ‎two-year period at 6-month intervals (restrictions apply).  Any employee leaving ‎employment with the agency or moving to OPS prior to that timeframe will forfeit any ‎additional bonus reimbursement.  There is no guarantee of payment unless you ‎complete the term of employment. If you leave prior to completion of the term, you are ‎owed nothing by the Agency, and the recoupment of any previously paid bonus amount ‎will be at the Agency’s discretion.  Returning employees must have left the Department ‎for a period of 12 months or more to be ‎eligible for the sign-on bonus. ‎

 

EXCELLENT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (Benefits are prepaid): 

  • Competitive Wage Scale
  • Choice of Insurance plans - HMO or PPO
  • Health Insurance - Individual Plan $50 per MONTH
  • Health Insurance - Family Plan $180 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.
  • Life, Dental, Vision and much more offered
  • The Florida Retirement System (FRS) offers 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

 

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

 

**Other vacant Sr. Licensed Practical Nurse positions (shifts), including OPS (Temporary), may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date. **

 

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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • Licensure in Florida as a Practical Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464.
  • Must possess a current CPR certification.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English: reading, speaking and writing‎.
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process to include, but not limited to, a Level II background check and drug screen.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • One (1) year of experience in long-term care/120-bed skilled nursing facility, with a geriatric population.
  • One (1) year of experience providing practical nursing services.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The incumbent is responsible for providing quality care to the residents to ensure their health, safety, and security in accordance with established agency Standard Operating Procedures and Nurse Practice Act. Incumbent reports to the Nursing Supervisor.

 

  • Provides administrative support that is technical in nature through established nursing standards, the individualized care plan and interdisciplinary teamwork according to established local and FDVA policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates shift assignments to team members, providing supervision of licensed and unlicensed staff and follow up to ensure completion of assignments.
  • Provide assistance with all aspects of resident care, treatments, self-administration of medications, coordinating medical appointments and spending time in social interactions with residents each shift worked.
  • Report resident concerns and needs promptly to the appropriate team member.
  • Assist with monitoring and accountability of residents to enable medical personnel to accomplish health related tasks.
  • Follow Resident’s Rights policies at all times and maintain confidentiality of resident information.
  • Consistently work cooperatively and respectfully with residents, family or resident representatives, facility staff, physicians, ARNP’s, consultants and ancillary service providers to assist residents to achieve maximum abilities, safety and promote happiness.
  • Document services and care plan outcomes appropriately within the facility software/database
  • Participate in staff development and orientation of new personnel.
  • Attends all in-service programs, training classes and domiciliary meetings. Assumes responsibility and accountability for information contained in the Employee Handbook.
  • Observe all facility safety, infection control, risk management, HIPAA policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

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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