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Date: Sep 8, 2020

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Requisition No: 232042 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50451002 

Salary:  $52,917.80 - $86,998.86 

Posting Closing Date: 09/22/2020 



Ardie Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County

Starting Annual Salary: $52,917.80 – $86,998.86

Paid Bi-Weekly


The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs is seeking a highly motivated, energetic and dedicated licensed Nursing Home Administrator to lead the Ardie R. Copas State Veterans' Nursing Home in Port St. Lucie, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility that will soon be home to those who gave their all in service of our country.

Excellent retirement package and optional 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 six credits per semester).

Must successfully complete the employment screening process to include, but not limited to, a drug screen and national background investigation.



The following are required and must be verifiable: 

[Please attach credentials to your application or fax to ATTN: Ardie Copas Hiring (727) 518-3857]

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid State of Florida Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) Licensure.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of recent experience as a Florida Nursing Home Administrator in a Long-Term Care facility with a history of strong regulartory compliance.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience of leadership and management in a skilled nursing home.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Effective communication and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Successful completion of the employment screening process to include, but not limited to, drug test and national background investigation. 


To receive preference, the following must be verifiable:

  • Minimum of six (6) years of recent experience as a Florida Nursing Home Administrator in a Long-Term Care facility with a history of strong regulatory compliance. 
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in leadership and management of a skilled nursing home.
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Possess current Florida Registered Nurse Licensure.

The incumbent is a duly licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Florida and reports directly to the Homes Program Director.  This position has complete oversight and responsibility for clinical and fiscal operations of the facility (to include but not limited to: budgetary management, maintenance, all business office functions) and ensure effective management of human services while optimizing resident, family and employee outcome.
Responsible for all departmental services provided in the home including, administrative, medical, nursing, financial, environmental, dietary and maintenance.
Responsible for the implementation of all Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs policies, standards/ procedures and ensures compliance by all departments.
Ensures compliance with established clinical and professional standards and with all state and federal survey guidelines.
Administers the fiscal operations of the facility to include financial policies and standards, budget development, management of budget controls and cost containment program, enhanced revenue streams, and direct oversight of all business office functions.
Responsible for a marketing plan for the facility that ensures that resident census performance standards are met consistently.
Responsible for the development of the facility Disaster Plan and ensures that the facility is prepared for any emergency situation.
Responsible for all human resource functions to ensure a qualified, trained staff in all departments.
Responsible for the maintenance of the physical plant and grounds, ensuring a clean and attractive facility free of all internal and external hazards.
Serves as the Privacy Officer for the facility ensuring compliance with all HIPAA regulations and maintains strict compliance with all applicable privacy and confidentiality polices and standards.
Promotes community involvement and develops community contacts.  Encourages families and community groups to participate in facility activities and is actively involved with the resident council.
Conducts an annual resident/family survey and ensures continuous improvement based on the survey results.
Maintains a working knowledge of all facility computer systems.
This position is in the Selected Exempt Service.

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: Port Saint Lucie