Date:  May 10, 2023


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Requisition No: 794057 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50950174 

Salary:  $35,360.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/18/2023 

Requisition #794057  



Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Saint Augustine, Saint John’s County

Annual Starting Salary: $35,360.00

Paid Bi-weekly: $1,360.00


 (Qualifying 2:45 pm – 11:15 pm & 10:45 pm – 7:15 am shifts may be eligible for a $.50 per hour shift differential)


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 6 credits per semester).‎

 ***Other vacant Senior Certified Nursing Assistant/Activities positions (shifts), including OPS Temporary positions, may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***



  • Must have current licensure as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state of Florida.
  • Must be willing and able to work some weekends and holidays as required.
  • Must be willing and able to drive a 15-passenger facility van.
  • Must have a legible and valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process to include, but not limited to, a Level II background check and drug test.



  • Experience in a long-term care environment with a geriatric population in activities department.
  • Current BLS CPR card.



The incumbent of the Senior Certified Nursing Assistant (SCNA) / Activities position will ensure that the residents ADLs, daily assignments and an ongoing program of activities in accordance with the comprehensive assessment are completed during the shift while identifying and resolving needs. Reports directly to the Activities Director (Therapy Aide Supervisor). Assist with developing and implementing an activities program, which improves or maintains physical, mental and social well-being with a varied work schedule that may include weekend, evenings, and holidays. This includes maintaining resident daily hygiene, nourishment and appointments. The incumbent is responsible to provide direct nursing care to residents of the Florida State Veterans’ Nursing Home, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, in accordance with facility policies and procedures.

Assist with developing an activity plan for each resident in accordance with the inter-disciplinary team process. Responsible for the documentation of that plan in the resident’s medical record. Responsible for initial interview with new residents and input of resident data into the medical record.

Performing duties of the Activities Director when the Activities Director is unavailable.

Responsible for maintaining the activity space and requesting of, equipment and supplies for the program and ensuring resident safety for individual and/or group activities.

Provide the assistance when necessary by giving residents the following Activities of Daily Living nursing care: oral hygiene; bathing; dressing and grooming; hair and nail care; shaving; toileting; assistance with meals, nourishments and transportation to meal service areas, and mobility. Routinely observe, identify and report resident concerns/needs to supervisor. Provide escort to resident appointments when required. Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately. Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.

Perform restorative nursing measures. Document in the nursing assistant notes the care and treatment provided to the resident and the response or lack of response to care provided.

Perform simple nursing measures such as but not limited to: applying splints and positioning devices, making occupied and unoccupied beds, changing linens, taking vital signs, weights, recording intake and output, etc. Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to nursing service policies and procedures. Review care plans and perform nursing care as outlined. Participate in the development of an individualized plan of care of assigned residents.

Respond to residents' requests / needs, assure resident have call lights at hand, and answer call lights promptly. Observe all facility safety, infection control policies and procedures.

Complete required documentation. Consistently work cooperatively with resident, resident’s representatives, facility staff, physicians, consultants and ancillary service providers. Maintain confidentiality of resident.

Performs all other related duties in an effective, timely, professional manner as assigned. Attend all in-service programs classes as assigned and complete assignment. Participates in interdisciplinary team and other facility meetings as assigned. Follow Residents Rights’ policies as all times. Assume accountability for data contained in the employees’ handbook.

Perform other duties 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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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