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Department of Veterans Affairs 
Registered Nurse, King Veterans Home - $2000 Sign-on Bonus 
Job Announcement Code: 2001074

Classification Title(s)/JAC:
  Job Working Title(s): 
  Registered Nurse (RN)
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)
The starting wage is between $32.41 & $36.96 per hour, depending on years of licensure, w/ additional compensation for weekends, nights, holidays & overtime. 60% or greater positions are eligible for an attractive benefits package. Sign-on bonus of $2000 for eligible employees. This position is in pay schedule-range 11-02. For current or eligible former State employees, pay on appointment will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin Compensation Plan. A 12-month prob. period may be required.
Billi Williams, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 715-256-3558,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department are met.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
"Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans"

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is currently recruiting for multiple Nurse Clinician 2 (Registered Nurse) positions to provide direct and indirect care to members of our Veterans Home at King. The Home is a 24/7/365 long-term-care facility that specializes in providing comfort, support and professional medical services to elderly or disabled veterans and their spouses. Our facility is located on the picturesque shoreline of the Chain O'Lakes, off Highway 10 between Stevens Point and Appleton. Some of the positions being filled may have duties that temporarily focus on Medication Administration and Treatment until regular Nurse Clinician 2 positions become available.

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

This agency is committed to serving Wisconsin's veteran population. Our positions offer an excellent work-life balance and a team-oriented atmosphere. These rewarding positions offer competitive pay and excellent benefits.

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 considerations 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:   

Want to experience the rewards of providing care to Wisconsin veterans?

This professional nursing position is responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care to a mostly geriatric and/or disabled population. The Nurse Clinician 2 provides direction to other staff in the provision and coordination of member care, and monitors care given by other health team members on a unit, floor, or in a building. All activities are performed in accordance with applicable industry standards of practice, facility policy/procedures, and facility and governmental rules and regulations.

Nurse Clinician 2 positions work multiple shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. Job duties require the ability to assist in mobility efforts, stand and/or walk up to 75% of eight hour day to provide assessments, kneel, stoop, make visual observations, lift, push, pull, carry, reach, maintain hygiene, use special safety equipment and wear protective clothing.

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.


Minimally-qualified applicants must be:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin or Nurse Licensure Compact State.

Well-qualified applicants will also have:

  • Experience working collaboratively (e.g., interdisciplinary healthcare teams, developing and implementing care plants, establishing positive relationships, etc.); and/or
  • Experience using computers and applications (e.g., electronic technology, electronic charting systems, etc.); and/or
  • Experience providing nursing care (e.g., assessing and documenting patient status, providing direct and indirect patient care, administering medication and treatments, investigating and solving problems, assisting and training other staff, directing 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 need to complete the online application process. For instructions, refer to the following link: How do I apply on-line and take an on-line exam? You will be required to attach a current resume and complete an on-line assessment to confirm you meet the requirements outlined in this announcement. To ease the application process, upload your resume to WiscJobs prior to attaching it.

Applicant credentials will be verified and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Failure to complete all steps of the on-line 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 examination, please contact Billi Williams at 715-256-3558 or

Current or former permanent, classified State employees, who are eligible for transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement into a position assigned to pay schedule/pay range 11-02, should complete the online application and assessment process.