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Are you dedicated to the care, restoration, health, and treatment of patients? Do you believe that every personhas intrinsic value and the right to health care? Are you committed to fostering an environment of excellence, integrity, respect, and security? Consider the field of correctional nursing!

The Department of Corrections isaccepting LPN applications on a continuous basis for positions located at: Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility,Racine Correctional Institution, Taycheedah Correctional Institution, Dodge Correctional Institution, Waupun Correctional Institution, Oshkosh Correctional Institution, Green Bay Correctional Institution, Stanley Correctional Institution, and Lincoln Hills School in Irma (Lincoln County).

All candidates determined to be eligible will be placed on a register for 12 months and will be invited to interview for vacant positions as they occur.
The Department of Corrections offers...

  • Healthinsurance plans to meet your needs.

  • Immediate coverage under the Wisconsin Retirement System.
  • Supplemental retirement savings programs.

  • Sick leave. Unused sick time can be converted to extended health care benefits on retirement.

  • 3 weeks paid vacation.

  • 4.5 paid personal days each year.

  • 9 paid legal holidays per year.

  • New employee orientation.

  • Applicants interested in specific information concerning benefits should visit the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds website. Part-time employees willreceive some of the benefits listed above on a prorated basis. Applicants only interested in part-time employment of less than 60% may not be eligible for The Wisconsin Retirement System or insurance benefits.

    Position Summary:

    Under general supervision of the Nursing Supervisor and registered nurses, this position is responsible for providing assigned health care services to incarcerated offenders. The Licensed Practical Nurse in this position functions as a nursing team member in both infirmary and ambulatory settings. The LPN performs nursing procedures in situations, which require skilled technical care but do not require the direct supervision of the registered nurse. In highly complex situations, the LPN works under specific direction of the registered nurse. The LPN is responsible for performing duties assigned by the registered nurse including assisting the RN to care for acutely ill patients, assisting in assessment of residents' health needs, making observations, reporting to the RN, and performing related documentation and record management activities.

    Special Notes:

    Qualified candidates must possess current Wisconsin licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse or must be eligible to obtain licensure by time of appointment.

    Applicants must be legally entitled 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 DOC sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.

    The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.

    For more information about healthcare careers with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, please click here.


    Qualified applicants will have training or experience:

  • Assessing patientsby making accurate observations of signs and symptoms which indicate change in physical or mental condition of the patient.

  • Performingeffectively in emergency situations

  • Working as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Maintaininga helpful and understanding attitude towardsindividuals exhibiting hostile or negative behavior.

  • Associated topics: lead, licensed, licensed practical, lpn, lvn lpn, med, mtp, nurse ii, nurse iv, pediatrics

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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