Wisconsin State Government Licensed Practical Nurse - King Veterans Home in Waupaca, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs "Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans"

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, a skilled nursing facility set on 320 tree-lined acres located off Hwy 10 between Stevens Point and Appleton, currently has Licensed Practical Nurse openings. The Veterans Home is a long-term-care facility that specializes in providing comfort, support and professional medical services to elderly or disabled veterans and their spouses.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, go to the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website.

Qualified veterans with a 30%-or-more service-connected disability are eligible for non-competitive appointment to permanent positions in classified civil service under s. 230.275, WI Stats. For information on how to apply under this provision, please visit WiscJobsforVets. Current State of Wisconsin employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

Position Summary:

Working directly with members and families, the position is responsible for providing routine direct and indirect patient care for geriatric and/or disabled members. With specific direction, the incumbent assists professional-level healthcare providers in complex situations. The work is characterized by the technical knowledge of patient care, observation, treatments and medications. The incumbent is expected to meet specific technical nursing requirements and to make critical observations of members.

Special Notes:

Due to the nature of the positions, WDVA will conduct background checks on applicants prior to an offer of employment.

Employment in this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical and tuberculosis (TB) test.

For general information about state employment and instructions for creating an account, refer to the following link: General Information about Positions in Wisconsin State Government.

Qualifications:

A minimally-qualified applicant must be licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of Wisconsin, recently graduated or graduating within the next 30 days from a Practical Nurse program, be available to work varying hours and/or overtime shifts as required, and have the ability to work in conditions of position (e.g., use safety equipment and wear protective clothing; lift, carry, push, pull and reach, including pushing medication carts; work standing, sitting, kneeling or in stooping positions; and stand and/or walk, up to 75% of an 8-hour day).

A well-qualified applicant will have experience in patient care procedures, nursing procedures, team support strategies, communication and electronic technology.

How To Apply:

To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions, refer to the following link: How Do I Apply Online and Take an Online Assessment?

You will be required to provide applicant-related information, upload a current resume and complete an online assessment to confirm you meet the requirements outlined in this announcement. Your responses will be verified by one or more subject matter experts, and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Failure to complete all steps of the online process, including submitting a resume, will result in an incomplete application, which will not be considered.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email.

If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability or have questions regarding the application, contact Billi Williams by phone at 715-256-3558, or email at billi.williams@dva.wisconsin.gov.

Permanent classified state employees, who are eligible for transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement into a position assigned to the schedule-range 06-05, should complete the online application and assessment process.

County(ies): Waupaca

Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week) Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week) Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)

Salary: Starting wage is between $19.44 and $21.20 per hour, plus additional compensation earned for weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime, as well as an excellent benefits package. This position is in pay schedule and range 06-05. For current or eligible former State employees, pay on appointment will be set in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Compensation Plan. A twelve-month probationary period is required.

Special Qualifications: Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in Wisconsin.

Contact: Billi Williams, Human Resources Specialist, 715-256-3558, billi.williams@dva.wisconsin.gov

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: Open Application materials will be accepted until the needs of the department are met.

Assessment Information: 38500 - 032 LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE Preview Assessment

Classification Title: / JAC: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 16-02835

Job Working Title: Licensed Practical Nurse