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Department of Veterans Affairs
Certified Nursing Assistant, $2000 Sign-on Bonus - Union Grove Veterans Home 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00204

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    Certified Nursing Assistant

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)
Evening 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am or similar hours)
Starting salary is $15.06/hour, plus an add-on of $1.20/hour added to the base pay of employees in this position with a current and up-to-date WI Nurse Aide certification. Additional compensation for weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime, as well as an attractive benefits package. Half-time positions are not eligible for benefits. Position is in pay schedule-range 06-11. Pay on appointment for current employees will be set per WI Comp Plan. A 12-month probationary period may be required.
J Lea Roberts, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 608-266-3344,
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Deadline to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Home are met.
Assessment Information:
38102 -  017  Nursing Assistant 2 
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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
"Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans"

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove (WVHUG) has multiple opportunities for part-time and full-time Certified Nursing Assistants. The Veterans Home is a 24/7/365 long-term-care facility dedicated to providing comfort, support, and professional nursing services to elderly or disabled Wisconsin veterans and their spouses. Our facility is located a short drive from Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and other key locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Come join our team!

Sign-On Bonus of $2000 for eligible employees who agree to remain in the position for one year. $1000 will be paid on first paycheck and $1000 will be paid when employee attains permanent status.

This agency is committed to serving Wisconsinís veteran population. Our rewarding positions offer a team-oriented atmosphere and the satisfaction of serving those who have served us all.

For general information on State employee benefits click here. For general information about positions in Wisconsin State Government click here.

Position Summary:   

Would you like to make a positive impact in the lives of Wisconsin veterans?

CNAs at our Home provide direct and indirect nursing care, in accordance with standards set by the American Nurses Association; gerontological nursing practice; federal, state and Veterans Administration regulations; and the mission, philosophy, policies and procedures of WVHUG and WDVA. Responsibilities include providing nursing care that follows a written care plan to help meet the therapeutic, preventative, restorative, spiritual, psychosocial, cognitive, and rehabilitative needs of WVHUG members. This includes cognitive techniques to help maintain the demented member at the highest functional level. This position works as an integral part of the health care team, under the direction of licensed nursing staff, with limited supervision by a Nursing Supervisor.

To view the complete position description click here.

Special Notes:   

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

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

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without WDVA sponsorship) at the time of application.


Minimally-qualified applicants will be certified or eligible for certification as a Wisconsin Nurse Aide, will be eligible to work in a federally-certified nursing home as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and will be available to work varying hours and/or overtime shifts as required.

In addition to these requirements, qualified applicants will have experience:

  • Providing basic nursing care (e.g., assisting patients with activities of daily living; following treatment goals; assisting food intake; assisting with ambulation; obtaining vitals and specimen for lab analysis; observing and reporting patient condition; assisting licensed staff, etc.); and
  • Using computer applications (e.g., email, word processing, reporting, electronic medical records, etc.)
  • With professional communication (e.g., working relationships; information exchange; teamwork; mentoring; etc.); and
  • Using infection control practices (e.g., hand washing; wearing gloves; sanitizing services; etc.)

Well-qualified applicants will also have experience:

  • Maintaining equipment and inventory; and/or
  • Performing safety and security duties; and/or
  • Working as a CNA in a relevant setting

How To Apply:   

To be considered for this job, complete the online application process. For instructions, refer to the following link: How Do I Apply Online and Take an Online Assessment? You will be required to upload a resume and answer four Yes-No questions. To ease the application process, upload your resume to WiscJobs prior to attaching it.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veteransí 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 contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement. Current State employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

Periodically, applicant credentials will be verified and qualified applicants will be asked to take part in the next step of the hiring process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application, which will not be considered.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email or by phone. Make certain your contact information is correct, and check your messages regularly.

If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability or have questions regarding the process, contact J Lea Roberts, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, at or 608-266-3344.

Current or former permanent, classified State employees, who are eligible for transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement into a position assigned to pay schedule-range 06-11, should complete the online application and assessment process.

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