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Department of Veterans Affairs
Licensed Practical Nurse - King Veterans Home 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00397

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County(ies):
Waupaca
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 20-00397
    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)
Salary:
Starting wage is between $20.64 and $22.51 per hour, plus additional compensation earned for weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime, as well as an excellent benefits package (for 60% or more positions). 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.
Contact:
Julie Trochinski, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 715-258-1661, Julie.Trochinski@dva.wisconsin.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
Open
Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department are met.
Assessment Information:
38500 -  048  LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 
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The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
"Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans"

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King (WVHK) has multiple opportunities for part-time and full-time Licensed Practical Nurses. Our LPN positions work either AM or PM shifts and include holidays and weekends. WVHK is a long-term-care facility dedicated to providing comfort, support, and professional medical services to elderly or disabled Wisconsin veterans and their spouses. The facility is located on the picturesque shoreline of the Chain O'Lakes, off Highway 10 between Stevens Point and Appleton. 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, contact the HR Specialist listed in the summary section. Current State employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

Position Summary:   

This position is responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care for geriatric and/or disabled members (patients) of WVHK while ensuring quality patient care. Examples of duties performed include: making critical observations of members; performing personal cares, treatments, medication administration and documentation; gathering patient data (e.g. blood pressures, pulses, accu checks); participating in the management of indirect care and maintenance of assigned unit or building; and participating in activities which facilitate the development and achievement of unit, building, bureau and facility goals and objectives.

This position requires working varying hours and/or overtime shifts(e.g., alternate weekends, rotating holidays, extra hours/double shifts, etc.). This position requires the ability to move, reposition, transport patients, use special safety equipment, wear protective clothing, lift, carry, push, pull, 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.

To view the complete position description click here

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.

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.

Qualifications:   

Minimally-qualified applicants:

  • Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Practical Nurse in the State of Wisconsin or Nurse Licensure Compact State.
  • Will have experience providing basic nursing cares (e.g. answer call lights, etc.)
  • Will have experience performing medication administration and basic treatments (e.g. measure, administer and record medications as ordered; perform basic treatments; perform narcotic counts; etc.)
  • Will have experience working collaboratively (e.g. multidisciplinary healthcare teams, establishing and maintain positive relationships, etc.)
  • Will have experience using computers and applications (e.g. electronic technology, electronic charting systems, etc.)

Well-qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience providing advanced nursing care (e.g. complex treatments; assessing and documenting patient status; assisting pharmacy with drug exchange; investigating and solving problems; assisting other staff; assist RN with coordinating work of healthcare team and directing of activities based on patient needs, etc.), and/or
  • Experience in a Relevant Setting (e.g. long-term care, geriatric, etc.)

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.

Periodically, applicant credentials will be verified and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring 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 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 application, contact Julie Trochinski by phone at 715-258-1661, or email at Julie.Trochinski@dva.wisconsin.gov.

Current or former 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.

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