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Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: PEMBROKE PARK, FL, US, 33025

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Requisition No: 484224 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST / MDS - 50001652

Position Number: 50001652 

Salary:  $48,120.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/24/2021 

Requisition #50001652



Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

Alexander Nininger State Veterans' Nursing Home

Pembroke Pines, Broward County


Annual Salary:  $48,120.00

Paid Bi-Weekly 


Excellent retirement package and 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).



  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27. 
  • Experience working with MDS and Care Plans.
  • Valid CPR card
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing or a related field and two (2) years of nursing experience.  A master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, nursing education, public health, or related filed may substitute for one (1) year of the nursing experience. Professional nursing experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  • Basic or Better computer skills working with MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Successful Completion of a Level II background screening and drug test.



  • Prefer at least one year experience working in a long term care facility with a geriatric population.



Schedule or oversee scheduling of all resident MDS assessments to assure timeliness. Coordinate and oversee all functions of the MDS assessment process to assure compliance with Federal and State requirements. Participate in the pre-admission process to determine potential residents’ level of care.


Participate in resident level of care determination upon admission. Participate in tracking changes in residents’ level of care to assure timely scheduling of MDS assessments.  Be familiar with residents’ condition and care needs.


Review all MDS assessments and related forms to certify timely completion by signing the MDS forms on the appropriate sections. Review reports of timely completion of residents’ MDS assessments and care plans and take follow-up action as necessary. Participate in the Quality Assessment and Assurance Program, in cooperation with the Quality Assurance Coordinator. Analyze Quality Indicator reports for potential resident concerns and problems and review residents’ care plans to be sure this information is included.


Conduct and/or participate in interdisciplinary team and rehabilitation conference meetings. Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility information. Complete reports and assignments accurately and adhere to established time schedules. Establish open lines of communication between all departments. Observe infection control procedures relating to nursing services.


Consistently work cooperatively with administration, Nursing Service Personnel, Physicians, community agencies, residents, families, and Consultants. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing Service. Perform all duties assigned in a cooperative, effective, timely, and professional manner. Be responsible for the safety of residents under his/her supervision.


This is a Career Service Position.

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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami