Careers at Wisconsin Veterans Homes

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The Veterans Homes at Chippewa Falls, King and Union Grove, provide services and living assistance to the veterans and their spouses who live there. These Homes employ a wide variety of health care, social work, food service, and related positions; in both the classified civil service system and on a limited-term basis. 

​Union Grove & King Employment


A variety of classified civil service positions are available at our Veterans Homes at King and Union Grove, including:

Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
Custodian
Food Service Assistant 2
Food Service Supervisor
Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Program Assistant (Unit Clerk)
Nursing Assistant
Nurse Clinician (RN)
Nursing Instructor
Nursing Supervisor
Pharmacist

Note:  Due to the patient/resident working relationship each applicant must sign an authorization to permit the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct a background check. This is required by law to document that any person who may be appointed has not been convicted of a crime related to the disregard of or inappropriate relationship with vulnerable persons akin to the persons the appointee will serve.

Both homes also have opportunities for temporary employment. These temporary positions, referred to as Limited Term Employment (LTE) jobs, are limited to 1043 hours in a year and may be either full-time or part-time. Working an LTE job may provide valuable work experience and an opportunity to explore different types of employment at WDVA. Current LTE vacancies are listed on the Current Job Opportunities webpage.

For more information about positions at the Wisconsin Veterans Homes at King or Union Grove, contact the following:

Human Resources, Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, phone (715) 258-4254
Human Resources, Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove, phone (262) 878-6743

Chippewa Falls Employment



Employ​ment at our Chippewa Falls home is handled by Dimensions Management of Chippewa Falls​​​. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email to Kendra Kellner, HR Director, at Kendra.Kellner@dva.wi.gov. 

For information about Dimensions Management of Chippewa Falls, call (715) 720-6775 or view our openings at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/VeteransHomeatChippewaFalls.​

Additional specific position information

We seek dedicated individuals to join our diverse team of staff providing dietary services to Wisconsin Veterans residing in our facilities at King and Union Grove.

Duties

King:  Depending on the specific position, duties may include portioning product, vegetable cleaning and preparation, preparing food and beverages; pouring and capping coffee; assembling nourishments and snacks; tray line preparation; bagging flatware, warewashing, and sanitation; and delivery and meal pick up. Some positions specialize in the transportation of cook-chill food service carts from the Central Kitchen area to the various residential halls through a network of underground tunnels.

Union Grove:  Responsible for interpreting diet orders to serve standard and modified meals on tray lines in compliance with food safety and sanitation standards. Additional duties may include assisting with quantity food production, performing breakfast or grill cooking, transporting food carts between kitchen and serving areas, and participating in catered functions.

Required Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Kitchen equipment and appliances
  • Food safety standards
  • Knowledge of foods appropriate for therapeutic diets
  • Kitchen sanitation standards and personnel hygiene related to food service
  • Ability to read tickets on a moving tray line and interpret information on computerized tallies
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, members, and the public

Special Requirements

Must be able to perform heavy manual work which may include occasionally moving equipment and supplies weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance.

Application Information

For positions at the Wisconsin Veterans Home-King, we generally hire at the Food Service Assistant 2 level. Individuals seeking employment need to take the Food Service - Entry exam which is announced periodically and given on a Saturday at a state exam center.

For positions at the Wisconsin Veterans Home-Union Grove, we generally hire at the Food Service Assistant 2 level. Individuals seeking employment need to take the Food Service - Entry exam which is announced periodically and given on a Saturday at a state exam center​.
We seek service-oriented Licensed Practical Nurses to join our team of health care professional employees dedicated to providing services to Wisconsin Veterans who call our facilities at King and Union Grove home.

Duties

Provide direct patient care on a unit and shift to ensure quality member care. Assist the Registered Nurse in making critical observations of clients, providing clinical assistance in personal care, treatments, and medication administration and documentation. Participate in the management of indirect care and maintenance of assigned unit or building. Participate in activities which facilitate the development and achievement of unit, building, bureau and facility goals and objectives.

Required Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General patient care and nursing procedures
  • Knowledge of symptoms common to a wide range of injuries and illnesses specific to geriatric and disabled patients
  • Medication administration, interactions, and side effects
  • Equipment, procedures, rules and regulations pertinent to nursing and a long-term care facility
  • LPN standards of practice as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act
  • State and federal standards as they relate to medications, treatments, chart documentation, and member rights
  • Occupational safety standards including infection control practices and principles
  • Patient observation practices and documentation procedures
  • Oral, written and therapeutic communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills

Special Requirements

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Wisconsin
We seek dedicated, service-oriented individuals to join our team of health care professional employees providing services to Wisconsin Veterans and their families. Our Nursing Assistant staff serve as the first line care providers for the elderly/frail population who call our facilities at King and Union Grove home.

Duties

Assist members with the activities of daily living: personal hygiene and care, maintain cleanliness of member living areas, serve food cafeteria style, supervise members activities, administer medications (at Assisted Living), complete member charting and recordkeeping, and provide supportive services to terminally ill members and their families.

Required Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Geriatric treatment and care issues
  • Nursing assistant care procedures applicable to an elderly patient population of varying physical, mental and emotional abilities and needs
  • Safety and infection control principles
  • Patient charting and record keeping
  • Electronic record keeping, reporting and communications programs
  • Light housekeeping functions in assisting patients with daily living activities
  • Equipment and materials pertinent to nursing assistant care
  • Reality orientation techniques, redirection techniques, and validation techniques
  • Patient rights and privacy (e.g. HIPAA)
  • Mobility efforts, to include: positioning or repositioning, transfers, ambulation, personal care, and other movements
  • Observation, monitoring and basic assessment of members
  • Organizing and prioritizing workload/patient needs
  • Oral, written and therapeutic communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills

Special Requirements

Must be certified or eligible for certification as a federally Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with the State of Wisconsin.

Veterans, see DHS Licensing Equivalency Information:


Veterans, Military Families and Caregivers – Nursing Assistant Training Scholarships Available

Prepare for Wisconsin's Nursing Assistant Certification exam with Nurse Assistant Training from the American Red Cross.

Wounded Warrior Project Scholarship Application Form​ (scholars must either be Wounded Warriors, a Wounded Warrior immediate family member or care giver)

We seek dedicated, service-oriented Nurse Clinicians to join our team of health care professionals providing services to Wisconsin Veterans who call our facilities at King and Union Grove home.

Duties

Provide direct and indirect nursing care on a unit and shift for geriatric and/or disabled members. Direct, coordinate, and monitor the care given by other health care team members. Participate in activities which facilitate the development and achievement of unit, building, bureau and facility goals and objectives.

Required Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general nursing theory, principles, standards, practices, and treatment modalities
  • Physical assessment and diagnostic skills
  • Knowledge of general principles of anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of pharmacology
  • Knowledge of safety and infection control
  • Knowledge of nutrition principles and practices
  • Knowledge of State Nurse Practice Act
  • Oral, written and therapeutic communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills

Special Requirements

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin.


Duties

Responsible and accountable for management direction of nursing and ancillary member related services for a unit, program, or shift. Depending on the organizational location of the position, specific duties may include a combination of the following:  plan; organize; direct; and participate in the provision of professional nursing services according to state, federal and Veterans Affairs regulations; facilitate between members and staff to identify, define, and resolve problems; coordinate and/or provide member care including completion of assessments, care planning, and implementation and evaluation of treatment recommended by other disciplines; assess and document the health status of each member; monitoring to insure that the care plan is being followed and quality care is being provided by the health care team; and assign workload to employees, recommend hiring selections, and provide orientation for nursing staff.

Required Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Nursing administration techniques
  • General and geriatric nursing theory, principles, standards, practices, and treatment modalities
  • State Nurse Practice Act
  • Physical assessment and diagnostic skills
  • Relevant nursing theories and other disciplines in planning of the care of members and the ability to use a variety of theoretical perspectives in providing professional nursing care
  • Regulations, standards, and practices related to patient rights and privacy (HIPAA)
  • Quality assurance
  • Pharmacology practices
  • General principles of anatomy and physiology
  • Safety and infection control principles and practices
  • Nutrition principles and practices
  • Counseling, interviewing, and investigative techniques
  • Principles and practices of supervision
  • Planning, organizing, prioritizing, and directing the activities of subordinate staff
  • Computer and software skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal relationship and team building skills

Special Requirements

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin.

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Duties

Responsible and accountable for management direction of nursing and ancillary member related services for a unit, program, or shift. Depending on the organizational location of the position, specific duties may include a combination of the following:  plan; organize; direct; and participate in the provision of professional nursing services according to state, federal and Veterans Affairs regulations; facilitate between members and staff to identify, define, and resolve problems; coordinate and/or provide member care including completion of assessments, care planning, and implementation and evaluation of treatment recommended by other disciplines; assess and document the health status of each member; monitoring to insure that the care plan is being followed and quality care is being provided by the health care team; and assign workload to employees, recommend hiring selections, and provide orientation for nursing staff.

Required Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Nursing administration techniques
  • General and geriatric nursing theory, principles, standards, practices, and treatment modalities
  • State Nurse Practice Act
  • Physical assessment and diagnostic skills
  • Relevant nursing theories and other disciplines in planning of the care of members and the ability to use a variety of theoretical perspectives in providing professional nursing care
  • Regulations, standards, and practices related to patient rights and privacy (HIPAA)
  • Quality assurance
  • Pharmacology practices
  • General principles of anatomy and physiology
  • Safety and infection control principles and practices
  • Nutrition principles and practices
  • Counseling, interviewing, and investigative techniques
  • Principles and practices of supervision
  • Planning, organizing, prioritizing, and directing the activities of subordinate staff
  • Computer and software skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal relationship and team building skills

Special Requirements

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin.