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Date: Apr 24, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32092

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Requisition No: 338425 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: REGISTERED NURSE - 50959840

Position Number: 50959840 

Salary:  $44,886.40 

Posting Closing Date: 05/30/2021 

Requisition #338425 




Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans' Nursing Home

St. Augustine, St. Johns County

Annual Salary: $44,886.40

Paid Bi-Weekly: $1,726.40


(Qualifying 3 - 11 & 11 - 7 Shifts will be given a $1.00 per hour shift differential)



  • Tuition-Free Waiver Free tuition for up to 6 credit hours per semester (including Summer) at ‎participating educational institutions (State Universities and Community Colleges)‎
  • Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer – provides up to $4,000 a year for a maximum of 4 years to assist in the payment of the principal balance of the originally verified nursing education loan
  • 13 (8-hour) days of Annual Leave per year (accruing 4-hours bi-weekly)
  • 13 (8-hour) days of Sick Leave per year (accruing 4-hours bi-weekly)
  • Earn one (1) Personal Holiday each Fiscal Year (July 1st  – June 30th)
  • We have 9 Observed State Holidays each year, career service employees can earn up to 8 hours of Special Compensatory leave for working on a holiday.
  • Have a choice of affordable Health, Dental and Vision Plans with health insurance as low as $50 a month for individuals and $180 a month for families with deductibles ranging from $0 to $500.
  • State paid $25,000 Term Life Insurance that is 100% free to the employee
  • The Florida Retirement System offers two (2) retirement plans to choose from: the pension plan, which is a traditional retirement plan with a defined benefit, vesting is 8 years OR Investment Plan, which is a 401 (k) type retirement investment plan, vesting is 1 year


***Other vacant Registered Nurse positions, including OPS Temporary positions, may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***



  • Must possess a current Florida Registered Nurse License
  • Must possess a current CPR certification
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Successful Completion of a Level II background screening and drug test


  • Experience working with Electronic Medical Records
  • Experience in a long-term care facility (nursing home; skilled nursing; or assisted living facility)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Medication Administration


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 LPN, CNA and other Allied Health Care Professionals.  Works under the direct supervision of the Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor.

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 when professional nursing skills and judgment are needed.  Assess 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 position is 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