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Department of Veterans Affairs
Certified Nursing Assistant - King Veterans Home - $2,000 Sign-on Bonus 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-02585

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    Nursing Assistant 2

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 pay: $18.06/hour (PR 6-11), plus additional compensation earned for weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime. Positions that are at least 60% time are also eligible for an excellent benefits package. Sign-on bonus of $2000.00 for eligible employees. A twelve-month probationary period is required. An add-on of $1.20/hour shall be paid to supplement the base pay of employees in this position with a current and up-to-date CNA certification.
Julie Trochinski, Human Resources Specialist, 715-258-1661,
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Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department are met.
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38102 -  021  NURSING ASSISTANT 2 
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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) is a skilled nursing, long-term care facility that specializes in providing comfort, support, and professional medical services to elderly or disabled 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. We are currently seeking part-time and full-time Nursing Assistants for all shifts.

Sign-On Bonus of $2000.00 for eligible employees who agree to remain in the position for one year ($1000 paid out on first paycheck, $1000 paid when permanent status has been attained).

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 our website. Qualified veterans with a 30%-or-more, service-connected disability are eligible for non-competitive appointment consideration for 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 on this announcement. Current state employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

Position Summary:   

Be a part of our mission to serve and honor the veterans who have chosen WVHK as their retirement home!

Nursing Assistant 2 employees at our facility perform objective-level work, providing direct and indirect nursing care, for geriatric, disabled and/or cognitively impaired clients at the Veterans Home. This care is designed to meet the therapeutic, preventative, restorative, spiritual, psychosocial, cognitive and rehabilitative needs of WVHK members. This position works as an integral part of the health care team under the limited supervision of a Nursing Supervisor and under the direction of licensed nursing staff.

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Special Notes:   

This position requires the ability to work in the conditions of the job (e.g., provide patients with assistance in mobility efforts; perform light housekeeping; maintain hygiene; use special safety equipment; wear protective clothing; lift, carry, push, pull, reach, sit, kneel, squat, stand and/or walk up to 75% of an 8-hour day; etc.).

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 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.


A minimally-qualified applicant must be 18 years of age on or before the effective date of the appointment and have the following:

  • Currently certified or eligible for certification as a Nursing Assistant in the State of Wisconsin and eligible to work in a federally-certified nursing home as a Certified Nursing Assistant; and

  • Ability to work varying hours and/or overtime shifts as required; and

  • Experience providing Basic Nursing Care; and

  • Experience with Interpersonal Communication; and

  • Experience with Medical Recordkeeping
A well-qualified applicant will also have experience:
  • Providing Advanced Nursing Care

  • Maintaining Equipment and Inventory

  • Using Computers

  • Performing Safety and/or Security Functions

  • Working in a Relevant Setting (i.e., health care, geriatrics, 24/7 facility)

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 attach a current resume and answer online assessment questions. Your responses will be verified and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

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 Julie Trochinski by phone at 715-258-1661, or email at

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

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