Nursing Assistant Trainee

March 28, 2024
High School Student,

Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
N2665 County Road QQ
King, WI 54946
County: Waupaca

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King (WVHK) is currently recruiting for
positions in our summer Nursing Assistant trainee classes, (Limited Term
Employee (LTE) Nursing Assistant 1 (Trainee)). The position begins with a
16-day training class, the first class is scheduled to begin June 17, 2024
and the second class is scheduled to begin July 15, 2024 at our Wisconsin
Veterans Home at King. Each class is limited to 8 staff. Candidates will be
asked for their start date preference at the time of interview, however, due
to limited positions, candidates may be offered either start date. 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.

This agency is committed to serving Wisconsin’s veteran population. Our
rewarding positions offer a team-oriented atmosphere and the satisfaction
of serving those who have served us all.

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Position Summary
Following completion of the orientation and training program, the LTE
Nursing Assistant will participate in and be responsible for providing and
maintaining appropriate programs of care, treatment, training and daily
living for members in an assigned area or areas. Responsibilities include
providing basic nursing care following a written care plan to help meet the
therapeutic, preventative, restorative, spiritual, psychosocial, cognitive and
rehabilitative needs of the members. This includes some cognitive
techniques to help maintain the demented member at the highest functional
level. This position works as an integral part of the health care team under
the direct/close supervision of a Nursing Supervisor, and under the
direction of licensed nursing staff.

Job Details
Nursing Assistant Trainee’s must be able to assist with mobility efforts;
wear protective clothing and use special safety equipment; lift, carry, push,
pull, reach, stand, sit, kneel, squat; stand and/or walk up to 75% of
eight-hour day.

Our Nursing Assistant Trainees are required to attend all hours of training
with the core hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
(approximately 3 weeks of training).

The shifts with the greatest need are PM (1:45pm – 10:15pm) and NOC
(10:00pm – 6:00am). There is flexibility with scheduling of hours/shifts, in
LTE positions, based on departmental need.

LTE jobs are limited to 1,039 hours in a 12-month period and do not include
employee benefits.

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
tuberculosis (TB) skin test.

Employees at this healthcare facility are required to provide documentation
of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire. Reasonable
accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemption
to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

A minimally qualified applicant must be:
able to attend all hours of training
16 years of age on or before the effective date of the appointment, June 17,
2024 or July 15, 2024.
able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people

A well-qualified applicant will have experience performing care procedures,
problem solving, and using computers.

Per Wisconsin Statute 230.26, Wisconsin residency is required for LTE
appointments. The definition of Wisconsin residency for LTE employment
can be found here.

Deadline to Apply
All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 22, 2024. The first review of materials will take place on April 9, 2024. The final review of materials will be on April 23, 2024.


The pay for this position is $18.05 per hour with additional compensation for nights, weekends, holidays and overtime.