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Date: Sep 15, 2020

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Requisition No: 235284 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50950053 

Salary:  $38,521.60 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2020 



Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans' Home

St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

Annual Salary: $38,521.60

Paid Bi-Weekly: $1,481.60

Hiring for 2:45PM-11:15PM and 10:45PM-7:15AM

Our nurse to patient ratio is 1 to 20

Onsite Pharmacy

Smoke free, state of the art facility



  • 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
  • Tuition-Free Waiver Free tuition for up to 6 credit hours per semester (including Summer) at ‎participating educational institutions (State Universities and Community Colleges)‎
  • 13 (8-hour) days of Annual Leave per year (accruing 4-hours bi-weekly, with an increase after 5 years' service)
  • 13 (8-hour) days of Sick Leave per year (accruing 4-hours bi-weekly, with an increase after 5 years' service)
  • 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 (to use or get paid out).
  • 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
  •   Cancer, disability, and other affordable plans at reasonable premium rates.
  • 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 Senior Licensed Practical Nurse positions, including OPS Temporary positions, may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***



  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Must be licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of Florida.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (CPR.)
  • Successful completion of the background screening process to include, but not limited to, a Level II background check and drug test.


  • One year experience providing practical nursing services in a long-term health care environment (nursing home; skilled nursing; or assisted living facility).
  • Knowledgeable in the use of computer applications: Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).



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 care giver.


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 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