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Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33954

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Requisition No: 67772 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50509011 

Salary:  $17.50 AN HOUR 

Posting Closing Date: 08/21/2019 

Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County

Non-Negotiable Hourly Salary:  $17.50


Paid Bi-Weekly

This position will be eligible for health and supplemental benefits provided the incumbent works an average of 30 hours or more per week


  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays
  • Licensure as a Practical Nurse in accordance with F.S. 464 or eligibility to practice nursing in accordance with the F.A.C. 210-822 or 8.27
  • Must have current CPR certification
  • Knowledgeable in the use Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful completion of the employment screening process to include, but not limited to, a national background investigation and drug test


  • One (1) year of experience working with a geriatric population in a skilled long-term care facility
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records


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 caregiver. 

Administer medications and perform treatments to assigned patients.  Complete documentation of needs and treatment as required by local, state, and federal requirements.  Assist team members in giving care to patients.  Administer direct care using nursing skills and judgment as needed.  Evaluate and document the patient's condition and nursing needs.  Set goals and prescribe appropriate nursing interventions to meet the physical, psychological, social rehabilitative and discharge planning.  Initiate and share in leadership of team conferences in development of individualized nursing care plans. 

Assign nursing care to team members in accordance with the patients' needs and available staffing.  Coordinate other duties as needed.  Direct and evaluate nursing care provided to patients.  Assist with orientation of new personnel.  Coordinate nursing care of patients when scheduled for therapy or procedures by other departments/disciplines.  Establish and maintain communications and utilize teaching opportunities with patients and other significant individuals. 

Report pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e. physician, head nurse, charge nurse, and/or nursing supervisor and appropriate family member).  Record observations accurately and concisely.  Assist physicians with special tests and procedures within the scope of the Florida Nurse Practice Act. 

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 Nurse Practice Act. 

Ensure 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. 

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 an Other Personal Services (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