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Date: Jun 17, 2020

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Requisition No: 187942 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: NURSING PROGRAM SPECIALIST / SD - 50950038

Position Number: 50950038 

Salary:  $34,820.24-$48,364.94 

Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2020 


Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans' Home

St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

Salary Range: $34,820.24 - $48,364.94


Excellent retirement package and 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 6 credits per semester).



  • Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464.
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing or a related field AND two years of nursing experience. –OR— Verifiable professional nursing experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (CPR.)
  • Successful completion of the employment screening process to include, but not limited to, a national background investigation and drug test.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Experience in a long-term health care environment (nursing home; skilled nursing; or assisted living facility).
  • Experience in staff education.



  • Develop, implement and maintain a written framework of staff educational plan that promotes the growth and development of its licensed and unlicensed staff.
  • Develop, coordinate and monitor facility orientation; lead the nursing assistant training program; and continuing education program, including preparation of comprehensive curriculum, pre- and post-testing materials, scheduling, and recordkeeping requirements.
  • Identify, analyze, and provide training for individualized needs identified as a result of post-test/performance monitoring.
  • Arrange and conduct orientation classes for all newly hired personnel.
  • Maintain current certification in Basic Life Support, and perform this skill when necessary.
  • Research and development of regularly updated resource guide of professional training opportunities available to facility personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing Service.
  • Perform all duties assigned in a cooperative, effective, timely and professional manner.

This is an overtime-eligible position in the Career 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.

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: Jacksonville