Date:  May 1, 2024


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Requisition No: 826449 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 50001604 

Salary:  35,360.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/10/2024 

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Requisition #826449 



Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

Clifford C. Sims State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Panama City, Bay County

Annual Salary: $35,360

Paid Bi-Weekly

All SCNA's working 2nd or 3rd shifts are eligible for a .50¢ per hour shift differential.


This position may include a sign-on bonus of $1,000, 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 Agency ‎for a period of 12 months or more to be ‎eligible for the sign-on bonus.


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 Senior Certified Nursing Assistant positions (shifts), including OPS (temporary) may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date. ***



  • Must have current Florida Certified Nursing Assistant License
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to communicate effective in English: reading, writing, speaking, and understanding
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process to include, but not limited to, a Level II background check and drug test



  • Experience in long-term care or 120 bed skilled nursing facility‎
  • High school diploma or GED



The incumbent for the Senior Certified Nursing Assistant (SCNA) position is responsible to provide direct nursing care to residents of the State Veterans’ Nursing Home of Florida, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, in accordance with facility policies and procedures.  Incumbent will assist with all aspects of resident care as assigned by the shift supervisor, including activities of daily living, ambulation, and mobility in facility.  Respond promptly and courteously when answering call lights.  Observe, identify, and report resident concerns or needs to the shift supervisor. Complete assignments timely, completely, accurately and in a cooperative manner. Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to nursing service and FDVA policies and procedures.


  • Provide the necessary assistance when giving residents the following activities of daily living nursing care: oral hygiene, bathing, dressing, and grooming, hair, and nail care, shaving, toileting, eating and drinking, and mobility
  • Assist as needed with related functions to, for, and with residents to include activities such as escorting to meals, assisting with laundry, and assisting with participation in activities
  • Perform restorative measures such as obtaining and recording vital signs/weights, and assistance with self-administration of medications. Document services provided within facility software/databases
  • Consistently work cooperatively and respectfully with residents, family or resident representatives, facility staff, physicians, ARNP’s, consultants and ancillary service providers
  • Follow Residents Rights policies at all times
  • Maintain confidentiality of resident information
  • Transport and/or escort residents to appointments as assigned
  • Assist with monitoring and accountability of residents to enable medical personnel to accomplish health related tasks
  • Attend all in-service programs, training classes, and domiciliary meetings
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for information contained in the Employee Handbook
  • Observe all facility safety, infection control and quality improvement, HIPPA policies and procedures, and internal quality improvement processes
  • 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Panama City