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Date: Jun 8, 2019

Location: PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32404

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Requisition No: 62788 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50509584 

Salary:  $16.00 HOURLY 

Posting Closing Date: 07/10/2019 

Chester Sim's Veterans' State Nursing Home
Panama City, Bay County
Paid Bi-Weekly: $16.00 per Hour

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

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.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Licensure as a Practical Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 / eligibility to practice nursing in accordance with the Florida Administrative Code.
  • Must have up to date CPR certification. 
  • Must successfully complete the background screening process to include, but not limited to, a drug test and finger printing.

Preferred Qualifications:

• One (1) year experience providing practical nursing services
• Experience with a geriatric population, in a long-term care facility.
• Knowledgeable in the use of computer applications: Microsoft Office, including Outlook.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides coordination over subordinate direct care staff which may include unit treatment and rehabilitation specialists and human services workers. Provide 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. Reports to the Nursing Supervisor.

Provides administrative support that is technical in nature through established nursing standards, the individualized care plan and interdisciplinary team work 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.

Provides assistance as needed with all aspects of resident care, treatments, assistance with 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.

Performs other duties as required. 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 and procedures, and internal quality improvement processes.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Panama City