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Date: Nov 10, 2019

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Requisition No: 74102 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50009036 

Salary:  $47,840.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/04/2019 

Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans' Nursing Home

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County

Non-Negotiable Annual Salary:  $47,840.00

*This position is eligible for both Overtime pay and $1.00 / hour Florida Nurses’ Association shift differential pay.*

Paid Bi-Weekly

The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs is an agency dedicated to serving those who served U.S.  We are seeking a motivated, dynamic individual!  Our skilled nursing facility boasts a loyal team of long-term employees and a fantastic work culture.

Excellent Florida Retirement System package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, Vision, Dental, Disability, Additional Life, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  $25,000.00/Life Insurance/Premium Paid by State.  Paid vacation, Sick Leave, Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Colleges.  PLUS MUCH MORE!

VACANT SHIFT: 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (30-minute lunch)

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


  • Ability and willingness to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with 64B-9, Florida Administrative Code. 
  • Supervisory and/or nurse administrator experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records.


  • Experience in long-term care or 120 bed Skilled Nursing Facility.
  • Experience with Matrix Care electronic medical records.
  • Experience in staff development / facilitation of in-service training.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Provide quality professional care to our American Heroes to ensure their health, safety and security in accordance with established agency Standard Operating Procedures and Nurse Practice Act. Provide initial and ongoing assessment of the resident population.  

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 providing supervision and guidance to the RN, LPN, CNA and other Allied Health Care Professionals. 

Works under the direct supervision of the Executive Nursing Director (DON), or designee.

Supervise and direct nursing personnel on an assigned shift. Ensure nursing personnel are following job descriptions and the residents receive total quality nursing care.  

Review shift assignments and ensure that the assignments reflect the ability of the staff person to meet the specific nursing care needs of the residents. 

Ensure that work assignments are written, dated, and posted. Receive notices of absence when nursing staff calls off, and coordinates assignments to maintain regulatory compliance and meet the needs of the residents. 

Assist with coverage on the floor as needed. 

Notify Administrator and/or DON of any emergency situations in the building. 

Make rounds to observe residents and to determine if nursing needs are being met. 

Observe all nursing staff giving care at least once during an eight-hour shift. 

Maintain the standards of nursing care and implement the policies and procedures of the facility and nursing department. 

Follow all local, state, and federal rules and regulations. 

Comply and perform within the scope of practice as defined by the Florida Nursing Practice Act. 

Assist in review of policies and procedures. 

Ensure that reference material at the nurses’ stations is current.  

Make recommendations to DON for improved and/or additional items. 

Educate subordinates as necessary.

Ensure time sheets and payroll is done accurately and timely. 

Discipline staff as per FDVA policy to correct poor performance. 

Review and follow-up incidents and/or complaints occurring on assigned tour of duty. 

Complete reports and forward to DON/RN. 

Ensure that a registered nurse reviews all verbal orders, including telephone orders from attending physicians. If no RN is available, receive all telephone orders from physicians.

Will give Basic Life Support (CPR) when necessary.

Assist Nursing Program Specialist in ensuring that all assessments are completed prior to the Interdisciplinary Resident Care Plan Committee meeting. 

Check all documentation related to assessment for those residents scheduled for Care Plans. 

Ensure that any incomplete documentation is finished within twenty-four (24) hours of scheduled Care Plan Conference.

Participate in economical utilization of supplies and ensure that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner. 

Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest. 

Participate in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment. 

Assist in census and customer satisfaction.

Actively participate in continuing educational programs for self-development and in overall quality improvement programs.

Perform other related duties, including special projects, as assigned.

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.  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 Myers