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Department of Veterans Affairs
Licensed Practical Nurse - Union Grove Veterans Home 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00203

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    Licensed Practical Nurse

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)
Evening 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am or similar hours)
Starting wage is between $20.64 and $22.51 per hour, with additional compensation for weekends, nights, holidays and overtime, plus an attractive benefits package. Half-time positions do not receive benefits. 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 12-month probationary period may be required.
J Lea Roberts, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 608-266-3344,
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Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Home are met.
Assessment Information:
38500 -  047  Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 
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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 Licensed Practical Nurses. WVHUG is a 24/7/365 long-term-care facility dedicated to providing comfort, support, and professional medical 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 quality nursing team!

This agency is committed to serving Wisconsin's veterans 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.

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 contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement. Current State employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

Position Summary:   

This position is responsible for providing quality, routine, direct and indirect patient care for geriatric and/or disabled members of WVHUG. Duties include assisting the Registered Nurse in making critical observations of clients and assisting in complex care situations; working directly with families; providing assistance in personal care; administering and documenting treatments and medication; participating in the maintenance of care unit; and working with an interdisciplinary team.

The position requires working varying hours and/or overtime shifts (e.g., alternate weekends, rotating holidays, extra hours/double shifts, etc.). The job duties require the ability to move, reposition and transport patients; use special safety equipment and wear protective clothing; lift, carry, push and pull supplies and equipment; and walk, stand, sit, reach, kneel and/or stoop, up to 75% of an 8-hour day.

To view the full job description for Licensed Practical Nurse click here.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of the positions, the Department will conduct background checks 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 licensed or eligible for licensure as a Practical Nurse in the State of Wisconsin or Nurse Licensure Compact State and will have experience:

  • Providing basic nursing care (e.g., treatments, first aid, patient calls, positioning and moving patients, preparing patients for procedures, ensuring safety, infection control, following rules for patient rights and privacy, etc.); and
  • Administering medications with attention to drug properties and possible side effects; and
  • Working collaboratively (e.g., teamwork, professional relationships, verbal communications, etc.); and
  • Using computers and applications (e.g., email, reports, electronic charting, etc.)

Well-qualified applicants will also have experience:

  • Providing advanced practical nursing care; and/or
  • Performing nursing duties in a long-term care, geriatric, skilled nursing, or other 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 two Yes/No questions and two short-answer questions. To ease the application process, upload your resume to WiscJobs prior to attaching it.

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 application 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 the pay schedule-range 06-05, should complete the online application and assessment process.

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