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Date: Jan 29, 2018

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33954

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Requisition No: 28761 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50509274 

Salary:  $10.50 AN HOUR 

Posting Closing Date: 03/16/2018 


Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

Douglas T Jacobson State Veterans' Nursing Home

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County

Shifts:  7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (30 Minute Lunch required)

Paid Hourly:  $10.50


Will be eligible for benefits if work 32 hours or more a week


***Other vacant OPS Temporary Senior Certified Nursing Assistant positions may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***



  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a Team.
  • Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant in Florida.
  • Must be willing and able to work a schedule that is inclusive of weekends and holidays.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Successful completion of a current Level 2 background screening and drug test.



  • Experience working as a CNA in a 120 Bed Skilled Long-Term Care Nursing facility.
  • High School Diploma or GED.



  • Provide the assistance necessary when giving residents the following Activities of Daily Living nursing care: oral hygiene; bathing; dressing and grooming; hair and nail care; shaving; toileting; assistance with meals, nourishments and transportation to meal service areas, and mobility.
  • Routinely observe, identify and report resident concerns/needs to supervisor.
  • Provide escort to resident appointments when required. Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately. Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.
  • Perform restorative nursing measures as outlined in the care plan.
  • Perform simple nursing measures such as, but not limited to, applying splints and positioning devices, making occupied and unoccupied beds, changing linens, etc.
  • Measure and record vital signs as assigned. Measure and record intake and output according to the care plan. Observe, monitor and report symptoms of potential skin breakdown and/or pressure ulcers to primary nurse.
  • Use appropriate technique for mechanical lifts, transferring, turning and positioning, range of motion exercises recognizing changes that place a resident at risk for pressure ulcers and falls.
  • Provide appropriate end of life care and use appropriate techniques for assisting and Provide the required nursing care for assigned residents in the area of Activities of Daily Living using proper technique to include: mouth care, bathing, dressing, grooming, hair and nail care; shaving, toileting; feeding/assistance with eating; maintaining hydration; and mobility as outlined in the care plan. Follow facility established policies and procedures when providing all care and dining room protocol.
  • Responding to the cognitively impaired resident or the resident with difficult behaviors including Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Observe conditions and report behavioral changes to primary nurse/RN Supervisor.
  • Ensure that all resident safety devices are used as outlined in the care plan.
  • Provide escort for resident appointments etc. as assigned.
  • Document all care given on the appropriate form and/or utilizing the electronic patient care documentation system.  Maintain confidentiality of residents.
  • Ensure efficient use of supplies and document in the electronic inventory tracking system.
  • Respond to resident’s requests and needs timely and appropriately.  Answer resident call lights promptly.
  • Notify nurse of any changes in resident’s condition.
  • Complete assignments from the primary nurse or RN supervisor within the time allowed.
  • Attend all required facility training.
  • Perform related work as required.


This is an OPS Temporary 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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers