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Health Services, Department of

Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber - Wisconsin Resource Center 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-01502

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Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay will be set in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan in effect at the time of the appointment. The starting salary is up to $113,734.40 annually, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule/range is 11/01. A twelve month probationary period is required.
Special Qualifications:
Candidate must be certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber by the State of Wisconsin or have the ability to obtain certification prior to appointment.
Jennie Hocker, Human Resources Specialist,
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Assessment Information:
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We are looking for a talented individual to come join our team!  This position is located at Wisconsin Resource Center (WRC) in Oshkosh, WI.  WRC is a secure treatment center for men and women located on the shores of Lake Winnebago.  For more information about WRC, please visit our website at

State of Wisconsin benefits include 3.9 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, multiple insurance options, and an excellent retirement plan.  Wisconsin Resource Center is located in the center of the Fox River Valley, one of the fastest developing areas of Wisconsin.  Environment is ideal for family, school, recreation and cultural activities.  For more information about Winnebago County, please click here.

Position Summary:   This position is responsible for the comprehensive care for adult populations.  The APNP demonstrates a high degree of clinical expertise in providing preventative and primary care in an institutional setting.   The practitioner educates patients to promote wellness, prevent health problems, maintain current health, and intervene in acute and chronic illness. This practitioner will function independently in managing the direct and indirect care of individuals, consulting medical staff (psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and nursing) and staff from other disciplines; both on other WRC units, at the Department of Corrections, and in community agencies, regarding planning and evaluating care for patients with multiple general medical and psychiatric problems. They will participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of care and education programs and protocols used by the health care staff to meet the needs of individuals who exhibit health problems across the continuum from prevention to complex general medical and/or psychiatric conditions.

Special Notes:   Due to the nature of the position, all applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow DHS to conduct a security background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled. 

Appointee will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by medical personnel approved by WRC within the first 30 days of hire. 

Appointee must obtain a DEA number within 6 months of hire.  Please note: individuals who are required to obtain a registration in order to carry out duties in a state or federal agency are exempt from registration fees.  For more information, please see

Candidates within 6 months of graduation from Psychiatric NP program are encouraged to apply.


This position requires:

  • License as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber by the State of Wisconsin, or ability to obtain a license within the next 6 months.  Licensure will be verified as part of the assessment process.  For more information, please see

    Well qualified candidates will have:

  • Knowledge and ability to perform physical assessments of geriatric patients. 

  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment including the use of psychotropic medications.   

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • How To Apply:   Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

    After you have previewed the assessment and would like to apply for this position, click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system.  After you have logged in, click "Apply Now."  You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format) and complete the Assessment question. To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this positions Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

    Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement. 

    Permanent classified state employees, who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process to apply.

    Please note:
    Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

    The Department of Health Services is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans' hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs' website.


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