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Wisconsin Government Licensed Practical Nurse in Wisconsin

Department of Health Services

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Announcement Code(s): 20-01989



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Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)


Starting salary is between $21.79 - $28.18 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. This position is in pay schedule/range 06/05. A 12-month probationary period will be required.


Stacy Koenig, HR Specialist Sr,

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Assessment Information:

38500 -



The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has multiple Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) positions atSouthern Wisconsin Center(SWC) located in Union Grove.

SWC is a state operated Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. SWC provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to assist and prepare individuals to live successfully in the setting that best meets their needs. SWC brings together a rich history and state of the art treatment approaches for the new millennium. Clickhereto see what working at SWC is all about!

State of Wisconsin benefits include at least 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, low-cost insurance options starting at $32/month for single plans and $80/month for family plans after two months of state service, and an exceptional retirement plan.Benefits for part-time employees will be prorated based on the amount of hours worked.

Positions available are listed below, all positions will work a rotating schedule, working every other weekend.

1 part-time position working 5 days in a 2 week period with work hours of 6:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

1 full-time position with work hours of 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

This job announcement will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

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Position Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing safe and competent nursing care to persons who have acute and/or chronic conditions with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This position is accountable for providing prescribed medications and treatments, observing for changes in health conditions, following the plan of care and supporting active treatment programs including basic health care and activities of daily living. The LPN works collaboratively with nursing and medical staff, interdisciplinary team members, other health care providers, families and guardians.

Special Notes:

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.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by SWC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.


Minimally qualified candidates will be:

  • Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse eligible to practice in the State of Wisconsin in accordance to theDepartment of Safety & Professional Services

  • Experience in providing prescribed medications and treatments

  • Experience making pertinent visual observations indicative of illness or dysfunction

Well qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience in the transcription of medical orders

  • Experience working within an interdisciplinary team