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Date: Sep 5, 2021

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33954

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Requisition No: 396581 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50009026 

Salary:  $47,840.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/04/2021 

Requisition #396581 



Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

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

SHIFT:  11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. (30-Minute break)

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

*The average CNA to patient ratio is 1 to 7

*The average Nurse to patient ratio is 1 to 20

*Excellent patient care resources and time allotment

*Ceiling lift system in every patient room and their bathroom

*Ample Supplies and PPE equipment

*State of the art smoke free facility

*On-site Pharmacy

Health, vision, dental, disability, spouse and children life insurance, and other supplemental insurance available at extremely low premium rates.  Annual and Sick leave. Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to six (6) credits per semester).  $25,000.00 Life Insurance Policy, premium paid by the State, and So Much More!


  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 64B9-3.008.
  • One (1) year of supervisory and/or nurse administrator experience
  • Current CPR from the American Heart Association
  • Ability and willingness to work a minimum of every other weekend and most holidays
  • Must be proficient in MS Outlook and Word
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process, to include a Level II Background check and drug screen.


  • Experience in long-term care or 120 bed skilled nursing facility
  • Experience with Matrix Care
  • Experience in staff development / in-service training

Provide quality professional care to the veteran residents 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).
Supervise and direct nursing personnel on an assigned shift.  Ensure that the nursing personnel are following their job descriptions and that the residents are receiving total 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.
Notify Administrator and/or DON of any emergency situations in the building.  Make daily 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. 
Review and follow-up incidents and/or complaints occurring on assigned tour of duty.  Complete reports and forward to DON/RN.  Ensure that all verbal orders, including telephone orders from attending physicians are received by a registered nurse.  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.
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 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.  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